ECB Spa Owner Beau Galyean First in Open Derby at the 2016 Ike Derby and Classic / by Allen Gutowski

Open Derby Results:

The Derby Open at the Ike was full of great horses and several exceptional runs.  It is exciting to see all of the new four year olds starting their careers and coming into their own.  Metallic Rebel (Metallic Cat x Sweet Abra) and Beau Galyean marked a 225 to take home the Championship and a check for $21,750.67 

Metallic Rebel or “Cecil”, as he is affectionately referred to after Alvin Fults’ middle name, has always had the potential to be great and is proving to be getting the hang of things to say the least.  Beau was not sure if Cecil would make the NCHA Futurity as he was a little "green" and needed a good bit of work.  It was around Derby time when he called Tom Guinn about the talented, young stallion as Tom had always had a special feeling about this horse.  Beau has been very excited about the string of horses he currently has showing including Cecil and other Open Derby finalist from the Ike, Chrome Cadillac (Metallic Cat x Tootsie Rey).  “Chrome”, owned by Ellen Carter, was not only a finalist but also the Novice Champion and Gelding Champion accumulating checks equaling $5,723.20.

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