First round goes to Catillac Reys
Catillac Reys, the first horse to show in the last set of the first round of the Open Derby, marked 224 to lead the round with Adan Banuelos Sunday at the NCHA/Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular in Fort Worth.
Leader Catillac Reys was bred by Michelle Cannon, by Metallic Cat out of Brazos Bash champion Tootsie Rey, an earner of $200,876. The gelding is owned by Todd and Elizabeth Quirk’s Ten/27 Ranch, and was Non-Pro reserve champion at the Ike Hamilton Futurity this spring with Elizabeth.
Hall of Fame Rider Adan Banuelos placed third with Catillac Reys at the Bonanza, and has been a finalist at Abilene and Arbuckle Mountain.