A legend in his own time, Hollywood Dun It has definitely left his mark upon the reining industry and one that will be very difficult to match or exceed. The handsome dun stallion is the National Reining Horse Association's only $2 million dollar sire to date with the his offspring having earned $2.7 million as of the end of December 2001.
Hollywood Dun It is a true "chip off the ole block" with his sire, Hollywood Jac 86, having chalked up an impressive performance record including two NRHA World Championships as well as having topped the leading reining sire list multiple times. Ten years following his death (in 1991), Hollywood Jac 86 has been credited as the industry's leading paternal grandsire (8 times), the leading maternal grandsire (3 times) and as the leading sire (5 times).
Foaled in 1983, Hollywood Dun It, out of Blossom Berry by Dun Berry, was ridden by Million Dollar Rider Tim McQuay, Tioga, Texas, to place second in the 1986 NRHA Futurity. In 1987, the pair scored two major wins - the NRHA Derby and the NRHA Superstakes. McQuay owns the stallion, which was bred by Gwen Steif, Woodstock, Ill., and is owned in partnership by McQuay and Jennifer Easton, Stillwater, Minn.
The list of Top 25 Money-Earning Reining Sires published with this article was calculated by Equi-Stat, a division of Cowboy Publishing Group, and was published within QHN's 2000 Reining Statistical Report. (Note: 2000 statistical information was used to compile this sire article as the 2001 statistical data was incomplete when this issue of QHN went to press.) For a second consecutive year, the leading three sires on the list remained the same - only the order changed. Hollywood Dun It (which ranked as the second leading sire in 1999) was followed by Topsail Whiz (the third-ranked sire in 1999), with Smart Chic Olena (the leading sire in 1999) ranked No. 3 sire in 2000.
Hollywood Dun It's offspring earned $362,460 in 2000 for an average of $3,236 each. Of the $4,803,024 monies distributed during the year, Hollywood Dun It's offspring earned 7 percent.
His leading offspring in 2000 was Dun It By Chick, out of Fri Dee Nite Chick by Fri Dee Bar, which was ridden by her owner, Nancy Flathers, Orange, Calif., to win the NRHA Non-Pro Futurity. Dun It By Chick earned a total of $40,675 during her futurity year.
Another of "Dun It's" leading money-earners in 2000, was SWF Sunset Strip ($26,612), owned by Tim and Colleen McQuay, and ridden by their daughter, Mandy McCutcheon, Pilot Point, Texas.
Other leading Dun It offspring having earned $7,000 or more were: Matt Dillon Dun It ($20,002), Dunnits Delight ($17,524), Dun Kissed The Sky ($14,622), Cita Dun It ($13,253), Now Ya Dun It Doc ($12,729), Dunnit Big Time ($12,429), Hollywood Sure Slide($10,085), Veronicavalentine ($9,862), Dun It Out West ($9,820), Dun It For The Money ($9,820), Dun Singin The Blues ($8,714), My Hollywood Barbie ($8,167), and Dunnits Darlin ($7,390).
One of NRHA's Million Dollar Sires,Topsail Whiz, sired 68 offspring having earned a total of $325,229 in 2000. According to the QHN's 2000 Reining Statistical Report, sons and daughters of Topsail Whiz, a 1987 son of NRHA Open Futurity Champion Topsail Cody out of AQHA Honor Roll reining performer Jeanie Whiz Bar by Cee Red, earned 6 percent of the total money distributed within the reining industry.
Topsail Whiz was campaigned during his show career by his breeder/owner/trainer Bob Loomis, Marietta, Okla. The two placed third in the 1990 NRHA Open Futurity finals. They won the 1991 Lazy E Classic Reining and placed fourth in the 1991 NRHA Derby.
Conquistador Whiz was Topsail Whiz's leading money-earner in 2000 with total earnings of $58,718 recorded. The stallion was trained and ridden by Duane Latimer to win the National Reining Breeders Classic and the NRHA Open Derby.
Other Topsail Whiz offspring earning over $10,000 during 2000 were: Im A Moonstone Whiz (DNA) ($35,838), West Coast Whiz ($32,833), Jumping Jack Whiz ($22,502), Topgun Whiz ($17,125), Docs Whizin ($16,413), My Topsail Gal ($16,400), My Lucky Moonstone ($13,291), Whiz Poco Bandit ($10,669), and Whiz Bar Sooper ($10,581).
Smart Chic Olena, a 1985 son of Smart Little Lena out of Gay Sugar Chic by Gay Bar King, and another of NRHA's Million Dollar Sires, had 125 money-earning offspring draw checks in 2000. Their total earnings amounted to $281,404, or 5 percent of the total purse distributed during the year. Four of his offspring earned over $10,000 during the year: Chic Olena Pep ($23,243), Peppy Chic Olena ($23,834), Smokin Chic Olena ($16,876), and Cherokee Smart Chic ($11,901).
Information as to where each of the top ranked stallions will stand the 2002 breeding season, what their breeding fee and related costs will be and who to contact for further breeding information is included on the chart. Also included are each stallion's total number of money-earners in 2000, their total earnings, average earnings per head and leading money-earners. In addition, each stallion's ranking the previous year (1999) is denoted in parenthesis.
Among the leading sires, nine were not ranked among the top 25 sires in 1999. Those stallions included: Reminic, Doc O Ninety Five, Nu Cash, Hollywood Eighty Six, Lucky Little Lena, Lil Ruf Peppy, Doc's Hickory, Hollywood Macho Jac, and Steady Tradition.
Reminic, the fourth-ranked stallion, sired 2000 NRHA Futurity Open Champion Von Reminic. He has 808 registered American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) offspring with the oldest crop having been foaled in 1981. Doc O Ninety Five, ranked 11th in 2000, has sired 126 AQHA registered offspring with his oldest sons and daughters foaled in 1986. The 14th-ranked sire, Nu Cash, 18, has 483 AQHA registered offspring with the oldest born in 1987. Hollywood Eighty Six (ranked 18th), which is 14, has 113 AQHA registered offspring and his oldest crop was born in 1995.
The No. 20th-ranked sire, Lucky Little Lena, 17, has 130 AQHA registered offspring with his oldest sons and/or daughters born in 1990. Ranked 21st in 2000, Lil Ruf Peppy, 11, has 143 AQHA-registered offspring, with his oldest colt crop sired in 1996. Doc's Hickory (ranked No. 22) has sired 1,973 registered AQHA sons and/or daughters with the oldest foaled in 1976. Hollywood Macho Jac (ranked 24th), 16, has 26 AQHA registered sons and/or daughters with his oldest crop having been born in 1991. The 25th and final sire listed, Steady Tradition, 13, has sired 180 AQHA registered offspring with the oldest foaled in 1993.
Four of the leading stallions included on the chart are over the age of 20 (as of January 2002). Reminic, 24, stands at Jim Babcock's in Gainesville, Texas. The oldest stallion on the list, Doc's Hickory, a son of Doc Bar, is 29. The stallion, which is owned by Sierra Oak Ranch, Porterville, Calif., stands for a $10,000 breeding fee at the Oswood Stallion Station in Porterville, Calif. Tari Catalyst, 23, by Doc Tari, has been donated to Texas A&M University and will not be standing to the public in 2002. Doc O Ninety Five, 21, is a son of Doc O'Lena, owned by J.C. Jackman, Clewiston, Fla., and will stand at the Jackman Ranch in Sylvestor, Ga., for a $1,500 breeding fee.
The youngest sire listed, Lil Ruf Peppy, 11, has been making quite a name for himself the past couple of years. Ranked 21st in 2000, Lil Ruf Peppy, co-owned by Tom McCutcheon and Ed Pickett, sired numerous 2001 futurity finalists and money-earners and seems destined to become one of the industry's top-ranked sires in the near future. One of Lil Ruf Peppy's 1998 offspring, Sailin Ruf, won the 2001 Southwest Reining Horse Association Open Futurity and placed third in the NRHA Futurity Open finals. Sired by the legendary Peppy San Badger (Little Peppy) and out of Rufas Peppy by Mr San Peppy, Lil Ruf Peppy will stand at the Green Valley Farm in Aubrey, Texas, for a $2,500 breeding fee.
Looking into the future, a promising up-and-coming star sire not listed on the chart but which seems destined to become one of the industry's leading sires, is Like A Diamond. An offspring from his first colt crop (born in 1998), RR Star, owned by Lundin Farms, Del Norte, Colo., and ridden by Andrea Fappani, won the prestigious 2001 NRHA Futurity Open Championship.
Like A Diamond, a 10-year-old, sorrel overo Paint stallion by Grays Starlight out of Diamond Jewel Wood by Diamond Jim, was bred by Susan Hearst and Jessica Kellog and is owned by Hearst of Paso Robles, Calif. Like A Diamond has 113 American Paint Horse Association-registered offspring as of December 2001.
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