Futurity Day 11
Galyean and Chiarelli tie on Day 3 of Non-Pro go-round
Kristen Galyean, Claremore, Okla., and Carly Chiarelli, Poolville, Tex., tied with 221 points on Sunday, November 29, to top the third day of NCHA Futurity Non-Pro first go-round competition, where Austin Adams, Springtown, Tex., posted 219.5 points, the second-highest score. With one day remaining in the go-round, Elizabeth Quirk remains the leader with the 225 points that she scored on Saturday, riding Cinca Cat, by High Brow Cat.
Kristen Galyean, 2019 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro champion on Coureygous LTE $118,406, is the NCHA Hall of Fame earner of $864,115. In addition to Coureygous, Galyean has shown two other NCHA Futurity Non-Pro finalists – Fed Ex LTE $78,771, by Spots Hot, in 2016, and Dark And Sultry LTE $84,728, by Spots Hot, in 2012.
Galyean scored a solid 216 points on Friday riding Reyckoning, by Reyzin The Cash, but it was Luminnous who gave her 221.5 points on Sunday. Sired by Metallic Cat and bred by Fults Ranch, Amarillo, Tex., Luminnous is out of Some Like It Hott LTE $183,383, who Kristen’s husband, Wesley Galyean, showed as 2010 NCHA Futurity Open reserve champion, and who Kristen showed as 2011 Abilene Spectacular Non-Pro champion.
Luminnous is a full sister to Some Likeit Metallic LTE $107,624, also shown by Wesley and Kristen, and her second dam, Mighty Fine Sue LTE $73,494, by Smart Little Lena, is a full or half-sister to the earners of $1,528,504, including seven with earnings of $100,000 or more, out of Meradas Little Sue LTE $670,098, by Freckles Merada.
Carly Chiarelli, the NCHA earner of $330,866, was a 2012 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro finalist on Justa Jasmine LTE $36,667, by Smooth As A Cat. In 2018, Chiarelli won the NCHA Classic Challenge Non-Pro Limited championship on the Metallic Cat daughter Olive Martini LTE $135,472, who Chiarelli also showed to place fourth in the NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro Limited.
Reys A Little Hell, who Chiarelli rode to earn 221 points on Sunday, is a gelding by Hellcat, out of the Dual Rey daughter Savannah Blue Rey LTE $67,919, who won the 2015 West Texas 3-Year-Old Futurity Open under Geoffrey Sheehan. Savannah Blue Rey, by Dual Rey, is out of the Doc’s Hickory daughter Savannah Hickory, whose dam, out of Savannah White LTE $155,020, produced NCHA earners of $664,059.
Austin Adams, the NCHA earner of $454,394, has been an NCHA Futurity Non-Pro finalist three times, in addition to being a Non-Pro Limited finalist three times, and an Amateur finalist four times, including as reserve champion in 2007 with WRS Dually Smart LTE $16,508, by Smart Little Lena. Adams also placed seventh in the 2018 NCHA Futurity Open Limited aboard Metallic Special Cat LTE $26,086.
Adams’ 2020 Non-Pro contender A Shoot N Star, by Smooth Talkin Style, was bred by Dottie Hill, Glen Rose, Tex., out of the WR This Cats Smart daughter SG Catty Starlight LTE $34,667, the dam of Riddler LTE $28,487, by Hottish. SG Catty Starlight is a full sister to Starlights Lil Cat $136,000, winner of the 2017 NCHA Scottsdale National Open Championship.
The schedule for Monday, November 30, includes the fourth and final day of the NCHA Futurity Non-Pro first go-round, which will be followed by the 2020 NCHA Futurity Limited Open Finals.
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