Peter Shumack winning his third non-pro derby title at the NCHA Australia Futurity at AELEC - 12 years after he won his last - was a family affair for the Tamworthian.
Shumack rode four-year-old mare Ally Time, who is owned by his daughter, Jasmine.
Jasmine was at AELEC when her father beat a strong field in the final, scoring 218 points.
Connor Veraart, riding Roanies Full Time - sired by the same horse as Ally Time (US export Time's Up) - was second on 216.5 points. In third place was Lynda MacCallum aboard Metallic Storm (214 points).
The main event, the open futurity, was won for the seventh time by Goondiwindi's Todd Graham, who defended his title on chestnut mare Hellish, a SR Instant Choice and One Helluva Spin cross.
Shumack - president of the National Cutting Horse Association, the organiser of the annual event - said his daughter played an instrumental role in his performance on Sunday.
"She prepared the mare for me ... while I was studying the cattle, watching the cattle, to see which cattle we were gonna select," he said.
He added: "Anything you can get in that arena, at the biggest show of the year, is very rewarding."
After the first two rounds. Shumack - the 2018 non-pro futurity reserve champion aboard Ally Time - was in third place. The top 10 from the first two round went through to the final, with scores reset to zero.
"Just pipped at the post [in 2018] but this year we've managed to get the win," he said.
Shumack described the event as a "really good success".
"We had some new things this year, so, yeah, really pleasing," he said.
Graham showed his dominance at the futurity - either riding or breeding the leading placegetters in the open final.
Graham claimed his seventh open final, worth $75,000, with a score of 219 points.
His horse, Hellish, is bred by Raelene Higgins and is owned by SDM Quarter Horses.
Graham also rode the reserve champion in the final, scoring 217 points aboard Jack and Kelsey Hewitt's mare Hewitt's Metallic Millions.
Third place went to Trent Smith (216.5 points), riding Cherris N Moore - bred by Graham and owned by William Molinard.
Graham was also fourth on Yaven Spinacat (214.5 points), who was the $130,000 sale-topper at the 2018 Landmark Classic.