Metallic Rebel is having a year for the books. He just keeps racking up titles, and he added another championship to his résumé when he and Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider claimed the Stakes Open Championship at the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA)/Holy Cow Performance Horses Futurity.
The title was worth $9,000, which brings Metallic Rebel (Metallic Cat x Sweet Abra x Abrakadabracre) to lifetime earnings of more than $175,000. This was the duo’s fourth championship of 2016 so far. Their other wins include the 4-Year-Old Open Championship at The Ike Derby and Classic, the PCCHA Core Balance Derby Open Championship and the 4-Year-Old Open title at the West Texas Futurity.
The stallion, who was bred by Alvin and Becky Fults and is owned by Thomas Guinn, is currently sitting third in the National Cutting Horse Association Open Horse of the Year standings. He had 410 points toward the title when he arrived in Las Vegas.
Matt Miller piloted Looking For Caviar (WR This Cats Smart x Hannalena Jewel x Lenas Jewel Bars) to a score of 219 and the Reserve title. The mare took home a $7,500 check for owner Michael Wood.
Futurity Intermediate Open
Third King Of Queen and Steve Kovacs were draw No. 7 in the 9-horse Carol Ward Cutting Horses Futurity Intermediate Open finals. The duo put up a score of 218 to claim the title and send $6,520 home to owners Rick and Jena Williams.
This is the Richard Nutt-bed stallion’s (Third Cutting x High Brow Queen x High Brow Cat) first paycheck in the cutting pen, and Kovacs, of Paso Robles, California, elevated his Equi-Stat record to more than $88,000.
Tosten Peterson piloted Dog Tired Ranch’s Highbrow Secret (High Brow Cat x One Little Secret x One Time Pepto) to his second Futurity Intermediate Open Reserve Championship with a score of 215. The duo was also reserve at the El Rancho Futurity in September. They added $5,250 to their records.
Coyote Rock Ranch’s Miss Martini Boon was victorious in the Classic/Challenge Open with Andrew Coates in the saddle. The duo was the fourth draw in the finals and took the lead with a 226. No one was able to top their score, so they walked away with a paycheck worth $15,000.
In June, Coates and Miss Martini Boon (Peptoboonsmal x Miss Martini Play x Freckles Playboy), who was bred by Marvine Ranch LLC, took home the Classic/Challenge Open Reserve title at the PCCHA Core Balance Derby. This win pushes the mare’s lifetime earnings past the $75,000 mark.
Two horse-and-rider combinations marked a 222 to tie for the Reserve Championship. Gary Gonsalves and Reyzin The Cash (Dual Rey x Spookys Cash x Miss N Cash) and Paul Hansma and Sannman (Metallic Cat x The Smart Look x Smart Little Lena) both took home checks for $11,000.
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