Todd Bimat wrapped up open competition at the Wine Country in Paso Robles, California with a 223-point win aboard Dual Claudia Nic in the Futurity finals.
Owned by Jerry Irwin, Ridgefield, Washington, Dual Claudia Nic ranked second going into the finals with go-round scores of 215.5 and 216.5. The Mister Dual Pep daughter claimed the victory by four points over reserve champion Guaranteeya Julestar, ridden by Jason Haefner for Shirley Azevedo. Royal Pandalena, the go-round leader with a pair of 217s, placed third with 216.5 under Russ Westfall.
Dual Claudia Nic earned $9,000 for her win. Earlier in the week, Bimat was reserve champion of the Open Gelding Derby on his own horse Cassius Kid and was an Open Classic finalist aboard Stylin Kit Kat, owned by Suzanne Rodoni-Silverberg, and Montanya Hickory, owned by Rancharrah.
Scott Weis, who claimed the Open Derby on Hick Chicaroo, as well as the Open Gelding Futurity on Dasons Dual Dreams, and the $10,000 Open Derby on Little Dirty Dancer, placed among the top 12 Open Futurity contenders on Master Tangy Peppy (9), Baleena Cat (10), and Dasons Dual Dreams (12).
Weis earned more than $30,400 during last week’s competition. The show concludes today.