The Ike Derby and Classic continued Jan. 31, with the 4-Year-Old Open finals. Twenty-nine horses walked to the herd, and it was draw 18, Sniperr and Sean Flynn, whose score of 225 held on for the win.
Coming hot on the heels of their 4-Year-Old Open win at the Abilene Spectacular just a few weeks ago, the duo progressively improved through the rounds, as they marked a 214.5 in the first go, followed by a 221 in the second, making it into the finals with a 435.5 composite. They earned $30,483 for the win.
The Reserve Championship was shared between Sho Boat and Cass Tatum of Overbrook, Oklahoma, and Koldshot Kitty and Casey Green of Perrin, Texas. Both scored a 224 and earned $24,117 each.
Sho Boat (Metallic Rebel x Reycy Moon) is owned by Barker Ranch CH LLC of Madill, Oklahoma. Koldshot Kitty (Stevie Rey Von x Show Biz Kitty x High Brow Cat) is owned by XRC Ranch LLC of Weatherford, Texas.