Sweat Son and Lloyd Cox (shown winning the Cotton Stakes Derby Open) won the 2017 PCCHA Derby Open. • Photo by Cutting Horse Central

Sweat Son Strikes Again at PCCHA Derby

Sweat Son and Equi-Stat Elite $8 Million Rider Lloyd Cox continued to get things done at the PCCHA Futurity in the Derby ranks with the Open Championship.

The victory for Cox, of Marietta, Oklahoma, and the 2013 stallion (Metallic Cat x Travalen Miss Mosa x Travalena) comes on the heels of their recent Cotton Stakes Derby Open Championship.

Their score of 221.5 was good for a $16,000 paycheck. Bred by Randy and Jenny Free, of Plano, Texas, Sweat Son has now won more than $50,000 for owner NW VandeSteeg, of Hailey, Idaho.

The Reserve Championship went to Betchalou and Morgan Cromer, who marked a 219. Cromer and the 2013 gelding (Bet Hesa Cat x Louella Again x Dual Pep) earned $12,500 for owner Clark Butte Ranch, of Bend, Oregon.

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