Beau Galyean swung a leg over another winner at the West Texas Futurity – this time partnered with Metallic Cat son Stevie Rey Von to clinch the 5/6-Year-Old Open Championship.
The 2012 stallion, who was purchased by Fults Ranch Ltd. in February, has acquired more than $397,000 throughout his career, and the checks just keep coming. Galyean, an Equi-Stat Elite $3 Million Rider, piloted the stallion (out of Miss Ella Rey x Dual Rey) to win The Cattlemens Derby and Classic 5/6-Year-Old Open, as well as the Lucas Oil National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Classic Open, earlier this year.
Galyean and the red roan, who was bred by Brandon Dufurrena, of Gainseville, Texas, marked a 225 to top a 17-horse field, bringing home a check for $8,500. By 2019, Fults Ranch plans to have the stallion standing full time where his sire Metallic Cat once did.
“He is extremely fast-footed,” Alvin Fults said in a previous interview. “Beau is amazed that he hits his stops as big as he does and gets back through himself. Some horses are good at stops, some are good in the middle. It’s a rarity to get one that can do both well.” That statement holds true today, as seen by his performance in Amarillo.
The Reserve title went to Second Spot, who is bred and owned by Gary Baker, of Madill, Oklahoma, and ridden by Lloyd Cox. The team marked a 222.5, adding $7,500 to the 2013 mare’s (Spots Hot x Reycy Moon x Cats Moonshine) $288,846 in prior earnings.