The National Reining Horse Association's all-time leading sire, Hollywood Dun It, has surpassed another milestone, becoming the only stallion in reining history to sire foals whose earnings exceed the $3 million mark.The National Reining Horse Association's all-time leading sire, Hollywood Dun It, has surpassed another milestone, becoming the only stallion in reining history to sire foals whose earnings exceed the $3 million mark.
The National Reining Horse Association’s all-time leading sire, Hollywood Dun It, has surpassed another milestone, becoming the only stallion in reining history to sire foals whose earnings exceed the $3 million mark.
According to the NRHA Show Department, Hollywood Dun It’s foal earnings were pushed past three million at the West Side Slide NRHA-approved show in Mayer, Minnesota on August 31.
That’s where Pine City, Minnesota reiner, Dale Dickey, showed his mare, Tyree Dunnit, a daughter of Hollywood Dun It out of Miss Tyree Bear by Okies Teddy Bear. Dale rode the 5-year-old Quarter Horse mare to a Reserve finish and earned $400.83 in the Novice Horse Non Pro class.
Dickey, who runs an exterminating business in his hometown, is an avid reiner who decided he wanted to show reiners shortly after he saw reining for the first time at the St. Paul NRHA Derby. By 1997, he was doing just that and won the North Central Rookie Circuit, qualifying for a berth in the Horse & Rider Rookie competition at Oklahoma City during the NRHA Futurity.
He was surprised to get a phone call from Tim McQuay in mid-September. "Tim called and left a message for me to call him. I had no idea what Tim McQuay might want with me but I called him back. When I did, he told me that we had put Dun It over the $3 million mark and I thought it was really nice that he called to let me know and I thanked him for it."
He recalls, "Tim said, ‘there’s one other thing.’"
That’s when McQuay told him that, as the owner of the horse that made the milestone, he had won a breeding to Hollywood Dun It.
"I couldn’t believe it," laughed Dickey. "I had no idea!"
For McQuay, who owns Hollywood Dun it along with Jennifer Easton of Stillwater, Minnesota, the accomplishment was especially meaningful, and the world’s winningest reiner admitted that he was still awed by the great sire’s success. "He just keeps on producing good horses," he commented. "I think the key is that they’re all so trainable."
Having someone from Minnesota win the breeding was also fun, McQuay explained. "With all the Dun It’s out there, it was ironic that someone from Minnesota put him over the top – since that’s the state where Dun It started his career.
Hollywood Dun It resides at McQuay Stables, Inc. of Tioga, Texas, where he stands as the senior sire. By Hollywood Jac 86 and out of Blossom Berry, an own daughter of Dun Berry, Hollywood Dun It was the National Reining Horse Association Futurity Reserve Champion, the NRHA Derby Champion and the Superstakes Champion. He was inducted into the NRHA Hall of Fame and became the first-ever Breyer reining horse collectible model. Hollywood Dun It get – known for their attractive looks and extreme trainability – have followed in their sire’s footsteps, winning such prestigious reining events as the NRHA Futurity, Derby, and Superstakes, National Reining Breeders Classic, All American Quarter Horse Congress Futurity, Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity, Tradition Futurity, and numerous others. In addition, Dun It has produced AQHA World Champions and multiple NRHA World and Reserve World Champions and has earned over $100,000 in performance and sire awards. His offspring are big stoppers, deadly leaded, and nimble turners, and he stamps them with intelligence, an affectionate nature and talent.
For information on Hollywood Dun It, contact McQuay Stables at 940-437-2470 or visit www.mcquaystables.com.