Hot off their win at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity in the Unlimited Amateur, Wade Smith and Metallic Candlelit (Metallic Cat x Light My Candle x Smart Little Lena) kept the fire going at the Abilene Spectacular.
In the 4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur finals, Smith and the Alvin and Becky Fults-bred-mare marked a 219 as the first draw and the high bar that was set proved unbeatable.
The Championship was worth $4,000 and pushed Metallic Candlelit to an Equi-Stat record of $16,656. The paycheck pushed Smith’s lifetime earnings past the $300,000 mark.
Ken Hanson marked a 215 on High O Silver (High Brow CD x Chulas Merada x Chula Dual) and earned the Reserve Championship, the Senior Championship and the Gelding Championship. Altogether, the pair garnered $6,191.
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