Beau Galyean riding Rollz Royce * Photo by QHN

Cutting Trainer to Receive No Money in Stallion Dispute

A judge ordered today trainer Beau Galyean and horse owner Thomas Guinn will each “take nothing” from their claims against one another in a dispute involving high-profile stallions Metallic Rebel and Rollz Royce. The jury had previously awarded Galyean $4.1 million in July which, according to Guinn, he will no longer be receiving.

“It means the lawsuit is over with,” Guinn said. “The stallions, as they should’ve been, are mine, and it’s the end of it.”

The Galyean vs. Guinn dispute centered around a verbal partnership agreement Galyean claimed he had with Guinn involving EquiStat Elite $6 Million Sire Metallic Rebel and multiple aged-event champion Rollz Royce. The jury found that at one point, the partnership did exist.

On Nov. 17, United States Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cureton issued the final judgment declaring Galyean and Guinn would “take nothing” for their claims and that both parties are responsible for their own attorney’s fees and costs.

“Guinn removed the Stallions from the partnership, the partnership has no more business, and the parties do not owe any ongoing duties under the partnership,” the Judge’s order states on Page 24.

Galyean declined to comment. Quarter Horse News left three messages with his attorney that were not immediately returned.

 “The Federal Magistrate Judge in a 26-page opinion has entered a take-nothing judgment against Beau Galyean in favor of Mr. Guinn. Mr. Guinn is delighted to have this matter resolved and thanks his lawyers Amy and Kevin Ganci of Ganci, LLP, Brian Garrett of Ft. Worth’s Blaies & Hightower, LLP, and Don Cruse of Austin, Texas,” a press release from Ganci, LLP stated.

The Stallions

After a career that included winning National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open Horse of the Year and more than $437,965 according to EquiStat, Metallic Rebel (Metallic Cat x Sweet Abra x Abrakadabracre) has so far sired the winners of more than $6 million. His highest earning offspring so far is Moms Lil Rebel, a 2019 stallion is out of SDP Moms CD (by High Brow CD) and is already a multiple aged-event finalist.

“Metallic Rebel’s offspring are doing pretty good,” Guinn said of the ongoing National Cutting Horse Association Futurity. “One had the high score yesterday.”

Rollz Royce is a popular freshman sire in 2023. His first foal crop has already proven their value at smaller cutting futurities and the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity. They’ve already earned almost $100,000 according to EquiStat statistical service. Rollz Royce earned more than $353,872 in the show pen with wins such as the NCHA Summer Spectacular Open Classic Championship and NCHA Super Stakes Open Classic Championship. He was inducted into the NCHA Hall of Fame in 2020.

Metallic Rebel and Beau Galyean won the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Futurity Classic/Challenge Open Championship. The stallion was one of three full siblings in the finals. • Photo by Midge Ames