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Peterson rode Maci Rey Teles to first in the Breakaway Maturity, while Beau Cooper jump-rode her horse Aldo The Apache to Tie-Down Futurity title.

ARDMORE, OKLAHOMA –Beau Peterson had a career day at the Gold Buckle Futurities Spring Event May 10, 2024 in Ardmore, Oklahoma, winning $86,200 on five horses in the Breakaway Roping Maturity and Tie-Down Roping Futurity.

In the Breakaway Roping Maturity, for horses 6-and-under, Peterson won every round and the average on Maci Rey Teles, a 2016 mare by Meteles Cat out of the Dual Rey daughter Reynelda. Her score of 933.62 won her $20,500 in the average, plus a $1,000 in each of the three rounds and $11,000 and $9,000 in the Gold Buckle Stallion Incentive. The mare also won $5,900 the day before, winning third with Beau Cooper in the Tie-Down Maturity’s Stallion Incentive and sixth in the main average as well.

“She’s been a lot of fun,” Peterson said of the horse owned by Shane and Taylor Hanchey. “We got her sometime last year, and she’s been the easiest horse to train I’ve ever rode. She wanted to learn and be a pleaser since day one. Show her what you want her to do and she’ll do it. She felt the same yesterday as she did when we were starting her.”

Peterson was second in the same roping on Sheer Can Do, a 2018 gray mare by Cat Man Do out of My Sweet Sheree by Freckles Playboy, and she was third on Rollin On The River, a 2019 gelding with a massive $145,930 to his name before this weekend by Smooth As A Cat out of Creedence Clearwater by Peptoboonsmal. Peterson also won fifth on a 6-year-old Sannman gelding out of Pizzazz Mint by CD Olena called
Pizzazzatively Hot for another $3,700.

In the Tie-Down Roping Futurity, Peterson got to watch her horse Aldo The Apache get the win with Cooper, worth $16,500 for the main average and another $11,000 for the Gold Buckle Stallion Incentive.

The 4-year-old son of Kit Kat Sugar out of DMAC Easter Bunny by Young Gun has tied down maybe 15 calves in his life, so Peterson was nervous for her horse and for Cooper, who’d never practiced on the horse.

“I bought him as a diamond in the rough, on a hunch,” Peterson said. “I wasn’t sure which way it would go on him. He has a huge personality, and he’s a little puppy dog. He was so easy to train. Just show him what you want him to do, and he’s got it. I’ve never had to get after him. He’s been so easy and well-minded. Those kinds of horses make it a lot of fun.”

Gold Buckle Futurities also paid out its second set of Elite Breeder’s Incentive checks May 10, with Bettin On My Brother and the Over Forty Ranch winning their second breeder’s check of the weekend, worth another $12,500 for Cheyanne McCartney’s work in the Breakaway Maturity to go with their $12,500 from the Tie-Down Muturity the day before. The Beechfork Ranch won the Elite Breeder’s Futurity Incentive for Reyal Rebel and Cody McCartney’s efforts in the Tie-Down Roping Futurity, for $12,500 split between rider and breeder.

Intermediate titles went to Brandi McDowell on Metallic Rio in the Breakaway Maturity for $3,800, while Cody Ohl won the Intermediate Tie-Down Futurity on Try Me for $3,300.

The Limited Tie-Down went to Treston Brazile on Dillon Smart Chic, worth $4,000, plus two $850 checks for two go-round wins along the way.