Archive for May, 2018

Cliff-hanger in Breeders Invitational Open Finals

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

Dual Reyish, ridden by Austin Shepard. Hart Photography.

Kobie Wood, winner of the 2018 NCHA Super Stakes on Cool N Hot, can attest to the success of his recent triple bypass. On Saturday, as Wood recuperated from surgery and followed the Breeders Invitational, his friend and fellow NCHA Hall of Fame rider Sean Flynn, showed Cool N Hot, to tie 2017 NCHA Futurity champions Dual Reyish and Austin Shepard with 223 points in a heart-stopping Breeders Invitational Open Finals.

A workoff won the championship title and $68,107, for Dual Reyish LTE $310,003, but Cool N Hot LTE $223,916 retained his #1 ranking among 2018 NCHA 4-year-old money earners, with $188,353 to Dual Reyish with $117,312. Rollz Royce, reserve champion of the NCHA Super Stakes and Ike Hamilton Futurity under Beau Galyean, ranks second among 2018 NCHA 4-year-olds, with $120,127.

Cool N Hot, ridden by Kobie Wood at the Super Stakes. Hart Photography.

First crop sire Hottish, sire of both Dual Reyish, owned by Billy Wolf, and Cool N Hot, owned, bred and also shown as a champion in non-pro limited age competition by Paula Wood, claimed top sire status of 2018 Breeders Invitational Open Finalists. In addition to Dual Reyish and Cool N Hot, Hottish was also represented by Hott Nu Cowboy, tied for 8/9 with Sean Flynn, for Mary Jo and Bobby Hawkins, and Blackish, at 13/15 for Julie Jarma, with Boyd Rice.

Hottish, by Spots Hot, won the 2012 Breeders Invitational 4-year-old championship, as well as the NCHA Derby Open championship with Lloyd Cox.

CR Smart Boots, third-placed in the 2018 Breeders Invitational, with 222 points under Boyd Rice for Sarco Creek Ranch, also has a connection with Kobie Wood. His sire, Boon Too Suen LTE $250,368, by Peptoboonsmal and out of Meradas Little Sue LTE $670,098, earned a quarter-million dollars under the direction of Wood, who also showed Meradas Little Sue to win three NCHA Open World Championships and the NCHA Horse of the Year Award.

In addition, Nike Lil Sue, sired by Boon Too Suen and shown by R.L. Chartier, for Teresa Gillock, placed seventh with 218.5 points.

## Wins another

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Hashtags, ridden by Tatum Rice. Hart Photography.

Hashtags, by Metallic Cat, reinforced his position as 2018’s leading 5/6-year-old open money earner on Tuesday, with a 224.5-point win worth $21,707, in the Breeders Invitational Classic/Challenge. Shown by Tatum Rice for Hashtag Ventures LP, it was the 5-year-old stallion’s second win in 2018 (he also won the Bonanza 5/6 Open) and his sixth career win. Hashtags, winner of the 2017 NCHA Super Stakes and 2017’s leading 4-year-old money earner, has NCHA lifetime earnings of $336,694.

Hesa Money Maker, by Im Countin Checks, realized his biggest single payout ($18,045), as reserve champion of the Breeders Invitational Classic/Challenge, with 224 points under Robbie Boyce for Roger Anderson, Hillsboro, N.D. In April, Boyce showed the 6-year-old gelding as a finalist in the NCHA Super Stakes 5/6 Classic, and in 2017, the pair placed sixth in the Breeders Invitational Classic/Challenge. Including Tuesday’s earnings, Hesa Money Maker has lifetime earnings of $77,039.

Play Miss Boonsmal, reserve champion of the 2017 Breeders Invitational Classic/Challenge Open with Ed Flynn for Danny Jones, Alberta, Canada, scored 222.5 points this year to earn $14,056 for third place. The 6-year-old Peptoboonsmal daughter has earned $172,500 with Flynn in open events and Jones in amateur competition. So far, in 2018, Jones has earned money in eight limited age event divisions, including for first place in the Cattlemen’s Derby 5/6 Amateur, and third place in both the NCHA Super Stakes Classic Amateur Unlimited and the Bonanza 5/6 Amateur Unlimited.

The 2018 Breeders Invitational continues through Saturday, May 26.



Dual Rey 1994-2018

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Dual Rey, shown by Lloyd Cox in the 1998 Super Stakes. Don Shugart photo.

Dual Rey, cutting’s #3 all-time leading sire, with NCHA earners of nearly $36 million, was euthanized on Monday at the Longmont, Colorado home of his owner and breeder, Linda Holmes.

Dual Rey’s impact on the sport of cutting was well captured in the 2018 NCHA Super Stakes Open Finals, where nine of the Top 20 finalists were either sired by Dual Rey or one of his sons, or were out of one of his daughters. The list includes reserve champion Rollz Royce, by Dual Smart Rey, by Dual Rey; third-placed Rey Good Lookin, by Dual Rey; and fourth-placed Duramax Dually, by Dual Rey.

In addition, Dual Reyish, out of Dual Rey daughter A Little Reylena, was the 2017 NCHA Futurity Open champion.

By Dual Pep out of Nurse Rey ($65,587), by Wyoming Doc, Dual Rey was shown by Lloyd Cox, who also showed Nurse Rey, as well as many of her offspring for Linda Holmes and her sister, Gail Holmes.

From his first crop (32 AQHA foals of 1999), Dual Rey lit the boards with TR Dual Rey, shown by Lloyd Cox to earn $291,111 and reserve championships of the NCHA Super Stakes and the NCHA Derby. TR Dual Rey would become a sire in his own right with NCHA earners of more than $3.7 million.

Dual Rey’s second crop of foals included Horse of the Year Reys Dual Badger LTE $312,179 and A Smart Little Rey LTE $204,868, two out of 26 of his lifetime performers that have each earned over $200,000. From that crop on there was no stopping the Dual Reys, as performers and producers. His top earners include Special Nu Baby LTE $481,197 and Rey Down Sally LTE $404,170, and his 1,144 NCHA money earners have a near record average of $31,292.

Dual Rey’s leading siring sons, in addition to TR Dual Rey, include Dual Smart Rey with over $4.3 million in offspring earnings; Reys Dual Badger with $3.3 million; and Halreycious with $2.2 million. And his prolific daughters include Miss Ella Rey, dam of nine NCHA money earners of $929,458 ($103,273 average).

Dual Rey’s Top 10 NCHA Money Earners
SPECIAL NU BABY, 2006 m Dam: Nu I Wood, by Zack T Wood $481,197
REY DOWN SALLY, 2004 m Dam: Solano Sally, by Doc’s Solano $404,170
REYS DESIRE, 2006 m Dam: Playguns Desire, by Playgun $393,766
MISS ELLA REY, 2005 m Dam: Huggs Olena, by Smart Chic Olena $375,842
CR SUN REYS, 2008 m Dam: Play Peek A Boon, by Freckles Playboy $369,323
DONT STOPP BELIEVIN, 2011 s Dam: Dont Look Twice, by High Brow Cat $354,205
LIL RATTLER, 2009 m Dam: Highbrow Supercat, by High Brow Cat $338,873
ROCKIN W, 2006 s Dam: Boon San Kitty, by High Brow Cat $329,722
REYANN HICKORY, 2002 m Dam: Hickorys Tachita, by Doc’s Hickory $313,457
REYS DUAL BADGER, 2000 s Dam: Lipshy, by Haidas Little Pep $312,179