The Futurity Open at the Idaho Cutting Horse Association (ICHA) Futurity and Aged Event brought some of the industry’s most talented young cutters to the Ford Idaho Center, but Reyzn Dust and Andrew Coates proved to be the brightest in the bunch.
As the fourth team out, Coyote Rock Ranch’s Reyzn Dust (Dual Rey x Lil Dusty Lola x CD Royal) and Coates stayed focused and put together a run that earned them a respectable 219 from the judges. Those high marks held up to earn the Futurity Open Championship.
The win was worth $12,040, which was Reyzn Dust’s first check posted to Equi-Stat, although the pair took Co-Reserve honors in the Futurity Open at an Outback Cutting weekend show earlier this month. The payday pushed Coates less than $60,000 shy of $1 million in lifetime earnings.
As the second draw, A Choice Metallic (Metallic Cat x Choice Jewels x SR Instant Choice) and Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Kenny Platt marked a 218, and that score was matched by Hey Little Buddy and Shad Platt. Both teams took home Co-Reserve honors and $9,000.
There has been plenty of hype over James Haworth-bred Hashtags (Metallic Cat x Dual Rey Tag x Dual Rey) after his win at the National Cutting Horse Association Super Stakes Derby Open with Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Tatum Rice.
That attention proved to be well justified when the pair also took the West Texas Futurity Derby Open title just a few weeks back. They stayed on their hot streak in Idaho and marked a 220.5 to pick up their third big Derby Open Championship.
The title was worth $10,313, which pushed the Hashtag Ventures-owned stallion to an Equi-Stat record of to more than $235,000.
Tricked Ya (Smooth As A Cat x Trick Pepto x Peptoboonsmal) and Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider TJ Good were not far behind. The duo earned a 220 to clinch the Reserve Championship and $9,000.
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