MK Reymate, bred and owned by McGowen Quarter Horses, Norman, Okla., and shown by Tommy Marvin, scored 220 points to claim the championship of Arbuckle Mountain Futurity, on Saturday, February 22, in Ardmore, Okla. The first-place check of $20,000 was the first earned by the Dual Rey son in limited age events.
Miss Priss Pepto, shown by Matt Gaines for Anderson Cattle Company, Victoria, Tex., and a semi-finalist in the NCHA Futurity Open, was reserve champion with 218.5 points, while Metallic Savanah, with Wesley Galyean for Steven Feiner, Aspen, Colo., placed third with 217 points to earn his first limited age event check. Miss Priss Pepto, by Peptoboonsmal, is out of Prissy Cat $42,962, half-sister, by High Brow Cat, to The Silver Spoon $235,307, by Hes A Peptospoonful. Metallic Savanah is by Metallic Cat out of Savanah Holli $111,781, by Holidoc.
Matt Gaines also tied for fourth and fifth place with 216.5 points aboard One Timing Cat, by One Time Pepto, for Jamie Hill, Bastrop, Tex., and Im Struck On You, by High Brow Cat, for Reata Cutting Horses, Los Olivos, Calif. And Wesley Galyean and Metallic Savanah won the 4-Year-Old Novice championship.
MK Reymate is out of the Smart Mate daughter Runnin Mate $69,214, dam of 11 money earners, including MK Vivian $103,775, by Kit Dual, as well as MK Chapman $63,566, MK Smooth Runnin Cat $58,418, and MK Smooth Cat Mate $47,603 all sired by Smooth As A Cat.
Cattalou, by High Brow Cat, captured the 5/6-Year-Old Open championship with 222 points under Beau Galyean, for Curtis Chester, Weatherford, Tex., while Fort Worth Pipeline, with R.L. Chartier, and Thundercat, ridden by Wesley Galyean, tied with 221 points each for reserve.
Cattalou, 3rd-placed in the 2013 Arbuckle Mountain Futurity and a full brother, out of Louella Again, to Louellas Cat $252,956, as well as half-brother to Movin Downtown $334,523, earned $15,115 for the win to boost his career total to $122,071.
Six-year-old Thundercat, sired by high Brow Cat and owned by Steven Feiner, increased his earnings by $11,941 to $270,389; six-year-old Fort Worth Pipeline, sired by Cats Merada and owned by Lisa Bankston, Fort Worth, Tex., has earnings of $96,743.
Steven Feiner was the leading owner of the two open finals. In addition to Cattalou, Thundercat and Metallic Savanah, he also owns Lil Rattler and Spots Spiderman, fifth and ninth, respectively, in the 5/6-Year-Old Finals with Wesley Galyean. Spots Spiderman and Galyean captured the Novice championship, as well.