NCHA Super Stakes record for Dual Smart Rey

May 6th, 2019
Hiss N Vinegar helped give Dual Smart Rey a unique record
at the 2019 Kit Kat Sugar NCHA Super Stakes. Ted Petit Photography.

With the conclusion of the 2019 NCHA Super Stakes in April, Dual Smart Rey became the only stallion in the 39-year history of the NCHA Super Stakes to sire Open and Non-Pro champions in both age divisions of the event, in the same year. Only High Brow Cat has come close, with Classic Open and Non-Pro champions Dont Look Twice and Pantera Cat, as well as Non-Pro champion ARC Catmando, in the 2010 NCHA Super Stakes.

Dual Smart Rey, the #4 leading sire of cutting horse earners in 2019, as well as Open champion of the 2006 NCHA Super Stakes, was represented in the 2019 Super Stakes by 4-Year-Old Open champion Hiss N Vinegar;  4-Year-Old Non-Pro co-champion Sueper Trouper; 5/6-Year-Old Open champion Rollz Royce; and 5/6-Year-Old Open champion Carolena Reyn.

In addition to his stand-alone record as a Super Stakes sire, Dual Smart Rey is one of only six stallions in 49 years to have sired an NCHA Futurity Open champion; an NCHA Futurity Non-Pro champion; and an NRCHA Open Snaffle Bit Futurity champion (Dual Smart Kitty, 2013 NCHA Futurity Open champion; Stuffin My Pockets, 2016 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro champion; and Duals Lucky Charm, 2016 NRCHA Open Snaffle Bit Futurity champion). The other five stallions in this elite company include Doc Bar, Peppy San Badger, Smart Little Lena, Dual Rey, and One Time Pepto.

Dual Smart Rey, by Dual Rey out of The Smart Look, is owned by Strawn Valley Ranch, Strawn, Tex., and stands at Brazos Valley Stallion Station, Stephenville, Tex.