October 10th, 2017
Metallic Rebel and Beau Galyean are continuing their winning ways.
Metallic Rebel LTE $377,496, winner of the 2017 Brazos Bash Open Classic on September 25 in Weatherford, Tex., scored 225 points on Monday, October 9, to claim the championship of the PCCHA Futurity Classic Challenge, in Las Vegas, Nev. Shown by Beau Galyean for Thomas Guinn, Philadelphia, Miss., the 5-year-old red roan stallion, sired by Metallic Cat, is the leading contender for 2017 NCHA Open Horse of the Year, as well as 2017’s leading money earner.
The PCCHA Classic Challenge, with a winner’s purse of $16,000, was Metallic Rebel’s sixth 2017 limited age win and his eleventh major lifetime win.
Cromed Out Cat LTE $172,367 scored 223.5 points for the reserve championship and $13,000. Shown by Geoffrey Sheehan for Beechfork Ranch, the 5-year-old son of High Brow Cat was open champion of the 2016 PCCHA Derby and recently also won the West Texas Futurity 5/6 Open.
Stylish Look Bella LTE $82,705, ridden by Morgan Cromer for Marvin and Paulette Teixiera, Santa Ynez, Calif., scored 222 points to place third and earn $11,000 in the Classic Challenge. The 5-year-old Dual Smart Rey daughter also was an open finalist under Cromer in the 2017 El Rancho Futurity and the 2017 PCCHA Derby 5/6.