There are still three days of competition before the conclusion of the Breeder’s Invitational Cutting in Las Vegas, but the Derby and Classic/Challenge open championships are history.

Rey Down Sally claimed the Derby title with 226 points under Gary Gonsalves. The Dual Rey daughter, third-placed in the NCHA Futurity, won $80,108, to increase her career earnings to $165,229. She was bred by her owner, Sue Hearst.

Dual N At Noon scored 221 points to finish as reserve champion with Roger Wagner. The Dual Pep son is owned by Jim Vangilder, whose Pet Squirrel tied with Cats Live Oak as co-champion of the Classic/Challenge.

Pet Squirrel, ridden by Wagner, and Cats Live Oak, under Lloyd Cox for Dale Stallkamp, each scored 220.5 points and earned $21,502 and $16,089, respectively. Wagner also placed fourth on Vangilder’s Dont Hick Up, while Cox placed eighth with Reydiculous and 14th with Sportin Aristocrat.

Wrigley takes title
Julie Wrigley was the star of the Classic/Challenge non-pro division with a 219-point win aboard CD Graceful Dual. Clint Allen had shown the CD Olena-sired gelding to third place in the Open division.

Wrigley also placed sixth with Faith In My Cat, who was 12th in the open for Allen and Allen showed Wrigley Ranches-owned Docs Dual Dodger and Special Nu Kitty as finalists in the Derby, as well.

Check out the Results tab to keep up with the breeding, unofficial earnings, and prior performances of the BI finalists.