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Duramax Dually & Wesley Galyean Score NCHA Summer Spectacular Win

Duramax Dually already made it clear he was a very good cutting horse. But, lately, he’s really been picking up steam.

Wesley Galyean and the 6-year-old stallion got their biggest win yet on Wednesday, July 15, when they won the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular 5/6-Year-Old Open. They did it by marking a 226 in the finals at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth.

The horse is a homebred for the Galyean/Glover Partnership, He and his wife, Kristen, both rode the horse’s mother, That Catomine, a daughter of High Brow Cat who won roughly $125,000 in the cutting pen.

“There’s nothing better than being able to raise one and then take it and train it and then go and win it,” he said. “It’s just been a pretty big blessing all the way around, for sure.”

Duramax Dually’s Career

Duramax Dually started his career by making the semifinals of the 2017 NCHA Futurity Open. They came back the next year to be 4-Year-Old Open Reserve Champions at the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity. They also were fourth in the Open at that year’s NCHA Super Stakes.

Last year was his best year to date. He and Galyean were Reserve Champion in the 5/6-Year-Old Open at the NCHA Super Stakes, Brazos Bash and at the NCHA Summer Spectacular.

In 2020, their road to the Summer Spectacular included a win in the 5/6-Year-Old Open at The Non Pro Plus The Open. Kristen Galyean rode the horse to fourth in the 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro at the show.

Galyean took advantage of this year’s break in the show schedule due to coronavirus-related restrictions to work on his partnership with the horse, but his focus was more on the rider than his equine partner.

“He was that good all year long, and I made a lot of little errors just from pressing just a little bit too much,” he said. “I really worked on the mental part of it more than anything and just trying to better myself mentally … throughout adversity and everything that goes with that and staying calm under pressure, and [to] just go and trust the horse a little bit more and not try and make things happen.”

Bloodlines

Bred by the Glover/Galyean Partnership, Duramax Dually is a 2014 son of the late Equi-Stat Elite $46 Million Sire Dual Rey and out of That Catomine (by High Brow Cat).

The win in Fort Worth pushed his lifetime earnings to more than $234,103. He is the leading earner for his dam, who has total produce earnings of more than $440,000 recorded in EquiStat.