Glen Innes trainer Phil Dawson was among the major winners at the 2016 National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity at Tatura Park.
Riding Dulce Merada Lena, Dawson took out the main event, the Shadow Trailers Australia Open Futurity Final with a score of 218.
Vic locals again stole the Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital Open Derby with Aaron Wheatley of Kaarimba in first place on Fix It Felix with a 222.5 and Dean Jones of Seymour on This Catifex to win the Jamie Creek Cutting Horses Non Pro Derby scoring a 223, while Jone’s wife Julie cleaned up the Affinity Equine Insurance Non Pro Classic Challenge Final on One Time Silver Cat with a 220.
The buckskin mare Reylee Play showed her skills taking out the Johnsons Natural Formula Open Classic Challenge on 221 and the Colac Toyota Open Cutting with the highest score of the show, a 224, both with her Cobram trainer Corey Holden on board.
Another Cobram trainer, Trudy Holden shone through in the Xtreme Quarter Horse’s Non Pro Futurity Final with 214 on Garter Cat.
Brett Peel of Merriwa in NSW rode Maybeanacre to success in the Mannerim Downs Open Non Pro to achieve a 222, while Young’s Brooke West and Sugarland achieved first place in the incredibly popular Quick Steel Processing Ladies Pink Cutting, scoring a 223.
South Australian cutters reigned in the Sulky Gully Saddlery Youth events with Keeley Murch and Turpentine Reyn (218) claiming the Senior Youth and Ava Johnson (212) and This Cats on Fire taking out the Junior Youth.