Champayne Dreams, owned by Scotty Rice and shown by Tag Rice, came through the 20-horse NCHA Derby Open Finals of the NCHA Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular, with third-place earnings of $19,336.
But the Metallic Cat daughter left as the richest horse of the day, as winner of the $100,000 Metallic Cat Incentive, and the next morning, she was back in Will Rogers Coliseum to collect her first championship, as winner, with 225 points, of the NCHA Derby Intermediate Finals.
Sanctus, shown by Rodrigo Taboga for Scott Durham, Fort Worth, Tex., scored 222 points to claim the reserve championship, while Moms Dual Rey, bred and owned by Jerry Durant, Weatherford, Tex., and shown by Jaime Beamer, placed third with 217.5 points.
Sanctus LTE $93,861, by High Brow Cat, scored 226 points to claim the Open Derby championship. Twice In Santiago, with Adan Banuelos for Double Dove Ranch, scored 223 points for the reserve championship, while Champayne Dreams, under Tag Rice for Scotty Rice, scored 222 points for third place.
DMAC Agent Orange and Mitch Butler scored 219.5 points to win the NCHA Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular Open Limited Derby. How Sweet Rey Is and Daniel Sanchez scored 219 for the reserve championship, while Two Hot and Justin Chalmers placed third with 218 points.
Trent Harrison, showing Heavy Metal Playgirl for Jared Tapp, Hanson, Ky., scored 222 points on Friday, July 17, to win the 2020 NCHA Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular Classic Challenge Open Limited and a winner’s check of $4,512. Bear Davis claimed reserve with 220.5 points on My Beach My Wave, owned Whit and Kim Davis, Millsap, Tex.; and Davide Facincani and The Kwack Shack scored 218 points to place third, for owner Anderson Cattle Company, Victoria, Tex.
Metallics MVP LTE $133,892, shown by Rodrigo Taboga for Billy Wolf, Whitesboro, Tex., won the 2020 NCHA Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular 5/6 Open Intermediate finals with 221.5 points on Thurday, July 16. Taboga also claimed reserve with 221 on Metallic Royal Mate, for Belle Terre Ranch, Corinth, Miss., and tied for fourth with 219 on The Dewd, also owned by Belle Terre Ranch. Bradey Davis placed third with 219.5 points riding Rammer Jammer, owned by Bradey Davis Performance Horses, Texarkana, Tex.
Duramax Dually LTE $209,178, reserve champion of the 2019 NCHA Classic Challenge, scored 226 points to this time claim the winner’s trophy, in the NCHA Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular Open Classic Challenge. Bred and owned by Glover/Galyean Partnership, Claremore, Okla., and shown by Wesley Galyean, the Dual Rey-sired stallion came into the NCHA Summer Spectacular following a 230-point win in the 2020 Non-Pro Plus 5/6 Open at Ardmore, Okla. The NCHA Classic Challenge win adds $19,934 to his official NCHA earnings.