Imagine if the Fort Worth Futurity was cancelled for the past two years because of COVID? While the pandemic has wreaked havoc on our lives in so many ways, the cutting horse industry in the US has come through it relatively unscathed. But that unthinkable scenario was a reality for cutters in Australia.
It was a sweet victory for Beau Galyean, after realizing his goal of winning a second championship in the famed Will Rogers at the 2017 Super Stakes Classic Open Final.
Beau thrilled the crowd aboard Metallic Rebel, marking a 229 to dominate the event by 5 points.
Metallic Rebel is a stallion by Metallic Cat, another successful sire championed by Beau. Metallic Rebel is owned by Thomas Guinn and now won more than $240,000. This win takes Beau’s lifetime earnings to more than $2.9-million.
Beau was the 2008 Futurity winner, the first time he won a buckle at a Triple Crown event.
Beau told CHTO’s Simone Cobb that he had a good feeling coming into the final.
John Mitchell claimed the Reserve buckle on CR Tuff Lucy with a 224 and Wes Galyean and Button Down Supercat picked up third just two points behind.