NOT FOR SALE: Cullen and Cowboys Famous Guy Blow 'Em Away in Royal Crown Open Heading

Canadian teen Logan Cullen bested the field at the Royal Crown's Open Heading Futurity Feb. 13 aboard the 6-year-old Cowboys Famous Guy.

Canadian heeler Logan Cullen REALLY doesn’t want to sell Cowboys Famous Guy, the 2016 Wildwood-Ranch bred palomino gelding he won the Open Heading on at the Royal Crown Futurity in Buckeye, Arizona, Feb. 13, 2022. 

Because if he did, he’d have taken the offers of some of the best in the business after coming tight on four steers with a score of 495.74—including a second-round win—on the hard-running steers, worth $3,987, plus another $1,700 for that Round 2 win and $1,250 for second in Round 3.

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“I want to keep him because I want a good head horse,” Cullen, 18, said. “I don’t head that often. I want to jackpot around here, and I like heading a little bit.”

Cullen bought the horse as a yearling from Wildwood Ranches in Penticton, British Columbia, as a heading prospect, despite the horse being royally bred for the barrel racing as a grandson of Frenchmans Guy on the top and Dash Ta Fame on the bottom. 

“He was good looking and bred real well,” Cullen said. “This is my first running-bred horse, and it’s been a learning process. One of our good buddies Kiel Wilson started him. I’m glad he’s helped me with the whole deal.”

At second callback, Cullen made a good run on a strong steer in 7.73 seconds to get the win with Cole Davison heeling. 

“Being able to let them out and run and catch them was his strength all day,” Cullen said. “He’s probably been to 10 places, but this was his first futurity.”

The team roping portion of the Royal Crown runs Feb. 13-14, 2022, with the Open Heading and Heeling Feb. 13 and the Royal-Crown Stallion-incentive-only heading and heeling futurity, derby and maturity Feb. 14. The calf roping and breakaway futurity will be Feb. 15, followed by the barrel racing futurity. 

The entire futurity will be broadcast on RoyalCrownRace.com. TRJ

Full Results: 

Round 1:

1. Miles Baker and BoomBoom Firecracker, 126.14, $1,700

2. Rhen Richard and Whizkey Gotta Gunner, 126.11, $1,250

3. Miles Baker and WND Affair, 125.6, $850

4. Rhen Richard and Chics Magic Corona, 123.2, $425

Round 2: 

1. Logan Cullen and Cowboys Famous Guy, 126.39, $1,700

2. Trevor Brazile and Peppys Gray Goose, 125.76, $1,250

3. Miles Baker and BoomBoom Firecracker, 125.31, $850

4. Tate Kirchenschlager and Born In The Boondocs, 124.23, $425

Round 3:

1. Bobby Mote and Whatever He Wants, 125.57, $1,700

2. Logan Cullen and Cowboys Famous Guy, 125.38, $1,250

3. Rhen Richard and Rubys Rollin, 123.4, $850

4. Andy Holcomb and Big Time Blue Chip, 123.18, $425

Average: 

1. Logan Cullen and Cowboys Famous Guy, owned by Logan Cullen, 495.74 on four, $3,987

2. Rhen Richard and Rubys Rollin, owned by A&C Racing, 492.43, $3,300

3. Miles Baker and BoomBoom Firecracker, owned by Relentless Remuda, 489.85, $2,612

4. Rhen Richard and Whizkey Gotta Gun, owned by Redgie Robst, 484.82, $1,925

5. Rhen Richard and Hankies Version, owned by Chad Richard, 483.39, $1,237

6. Andy Holcomb and Big Time Blue Chip, 478.06, $687

Limited:

1. Bobby Mote and Whatever He Wants, owned by Reliance Ranches, 360.51 on three, $1,350

2. Lane Lowry and All In Alisa, owned by Glenn Texiera, 232.38 on two, $810 

3. Brady Williams and Breath of Fresh Heir, owned by Brady Williams, 222.79 on two, $540

Short Round High Score Not Placing In Average: 

1. Les Oswald and HQ Lucky N Lights, owned by Brad R Jackman, 122.81, $1,000 

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