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The Derby Open proved to be an exciting event as 93 riders gave it their all to lay down the best runs possible during the Cactus Reining Classic Derby Open.
This year at the Cactus Reining Classic, held March 5-10 in Scottsdale, Ariz., horse and rider teams have come from all over to prove they have what it takes to walk out of the show pen winners.
The 2012 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open Co-Champions He Bea Cat (High Brow Cat x Mae Bea Marie x Freckles Playboy), owned by Jim Crawford, and Tarin Rice took the Cattlemen's Derby & Classic 4-Year-Old Open Championship and Gelding Open Championship Thurs., March 7, in Graham, Texas, with a score of 224.
Fresh off a victory in the 5/6-Year-Old Open at the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity nearly two weeks earlier, Once In A Blu Boon kept the ball rolling at the Cattlemen's Derby & Classic in Graham, Texas.