Top 5 Reined Cow Horse Sires of 2019

Top 5 Reined Cow Horse Sires of 2019

These are the leading bloodlines from the previous year's reined cow horse competitions.

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As events and disciplines become more specialized, so, too, do the American Quarter Horses bred to excel in those sports. The question, “What are the top reined cow horse bloodlines?” is never too far from any enthusiast’s mind.

These statistics, powered by AQHA, were compiled from January 1 to December 31, 2019. The figures represent offspring earnings, number of money earners, average earnings and leading money earner for 2019.

Without further ado, the leading reined cow horse sires of 2019:

5. Once In A Blu Boon

2008 brown roan (Peptoboonsmal-Autumn Boon by Dual Pep)
Breeder: Bill Freeman Inc of Rosston, Texas
Owner: Charlotte Farms Inc of Rosston, Texas
Offspring Earnings: $294,514
Money Earners: 23
Average Earnings: $12,805
No. 1 Money Earner: Here Comes The Boon, 2016 bay roan stallion out of Stay Outta My Shorts by Shorty Lena , $205,564

4. Bet Hesa Cat

2006 red roan (High Brow Cat-Bet Yer Blue Boons by Freckles Playboy)
Breeder: Oxbow Ranch of Weatherford, Texas
Owner: Bet Hesa Cat Syndicate of Guthrie, Texas
Offspring Earnings: $355,769
Money Earners: 50
Average Earnings: $7,115
No. 1 Money Earner: Bet He Sparks, 2014 red roan stallion out of Sparking Train by Shining Spark, $67,322
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3. One Time Pepto

2001 red roan (Peptoboonsmal-One Time Soon by Smart Little Lena)
Breeder: David and Clare Capps of Walla Walla, Washington
Owner: Matthews Cutting Horses LLC of Weatherford, Texas
Offspring Earnings: $506,883
Money Earners: 85
Average Earnings: $5,963
No. 1 Money Earner: Annies One Time, 2016 red roan mare out of Shiney Nu Annie by Shining Spark, $74,412  
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2. WR This Cats Smart

1999 sorrel (High Brow Cat-The Smart Look by Smart Little Lena)
Breeder: Wiens Ranch Co. Inc. of Sedalia, Colorado
Owner: Wagonhound Land & Livestock LLC of Douglas, Wyoming
Offspring Earnings: $515,644
Money Earners: 84
Average Earnings: $6,139
No. 1 Money Earner: Smart Shiney Playboy, 2016 sorrel stallion out of Sinful Playgirl by Freckles Playboy, $47,744
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1. Metallic Cat

2005 red roan (High Brow Cat-Chers Shadow by Peptoboonsmal)
Breeder: The Roan Rangers of Weatherford, Texas
Owner: Rocking P Ranch LLC of Fort Worth, Texas
Offspring Earnings: $930,819
Money Earners: 146
Average Earnings: $6,375
No. 1 Money Earner: Metallic Chrome Cat, 2014 sorrel stallion out of Teletrona by Little Trona, $47,744

Interesting Takeaways from the Top 5 Reined Cow Horse Sires of 2019:

  • No. 1 Metallic Cat earned $637,711 during his cutting career. He was National Cutting Horse Association Horse of the Year in 2009.
  • No. 2 WR This Cats Smart earned $326,514. His owner, AQHA Best Remuda Award winner Wagonhound Land & Livestock LLC, is an AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder and, and WR This Cats Smart’s foals are eligible for AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges.
  • No. 3 One Time Pepto won the NCHA Super Stakes in 2005. In his show career, he earned $331,097.
  • No. 4 Bet Hesa Cat earned $267,465 in cutting. His offspring are being shown in cutting, reined cow horse, reining and ranch events.
  • No. 5 Once In A Blu Boon was the AQHA world champion in senior cutting in 2014. In his show career, the stallion earned $319,000.
  • Legendary dam Royal Blue Boon has left her mark on this list. Once In A Blu Boon (No. 5) and One Time Pepto (No. 3) are both sons of Peptoboonsmal, who is out of Peppy San Badger and out of the  Royal Blue Boon. Once In A Blue Boon's dam, Autumn Boon, is also a Royal Blue Boon daughter, but by Dual Pep. Bet Hesa Cat (No. 4) is out of Bet Yer Blue Boons, another Royal Blue Boon daughter. The dam of Metallic Cat (No. 1) is a Peptoboonsmal daughter, making her a granddaughter of Royal Blue Boon.
  • High Brow Cat is the sire of three of these top sires: Metallic Cat (No. 1), WR This Cats Smart (No. 2) and Bet Hesa Cat (No. 4). American Quarter Horse Stallion Directory

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