NRHA Derby: 2020 Leading Sires

NRHA Derby: 2020 Leading Sires

These stallions were the top sires from the 2020 National Reining Horse Association Derby, held in Oklahoma City.

Spooks Gotta Whiz (Credit: courtesy of QStallions.com)

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A Vintage Smoke, son of A Sparkling Vintage, topped the 2020 National Reining Horse Association Derby open championship and became the newest reining Triple Crown winners. But looking at all money earners across all divisions, which were the most successful bloodlines at the 2020 NRHA Derby? 

These statistics, powered by AQHA, represent offspring earnings from 2020 NRHA Derby results. 

Here are the 2020 NRHA Derby Leading Sires: 

10. Magnum Chic Dream

1996 Sorrel (Smart Chic Olena-Sailin Barbee by Topsail Cody)
Owner: Viola Scott 
2020 NRHA Derby Offspring Earnings: $33,520.76
An NRHA Hall of Famer, Magnum Chic Dream is an NRHA earner of $44,294 earning NRHA Certificate of Merit and 100 AQHA points but where he's made his mark is as a sire. View his performance report and more on QStallions. 

9. Whizkey N Diamonds

2006 Buckskin (Topsail Whiz-Princess In Diamonds by Shining Spark)
Owner: Rhodes River Ranch
2020 NRHA Derby Offspring Earnings: $33,977.50
With an impressive performance record, Whizkey N Diamonds has proven himself as a sire with over $1 million in offspring earnings. 

8. Shiners Voodoo Dr

2007 Palomino (Shining Spark-Voodoo Chic by Smart Chic Olena) 
Owner: Silver Spurs Equine
2020 NRHA Derby Offspring Earnings: $40,850.80
With performance earnings over $87,000, Shiners Voodoo Dr is one of Shining Spark’s highest earning sons. See his performance record, nicking report and more on QStallions. 

7. Hollywoodtinseltown

2004 Palomino (Hollywood Dun It-Miss Tinseltown by Great Red Pine)
Owner: David Silva
2020 NRHA Derby Offspring Earnings: $$64,483.78
As an NRHA earner of over $185,000, the late Hollywoodtinseltown’s offspring have also made him an NRHA $2.5 million sire. See his performance report and more on QStallions. 

6. Smart Spook

2001 Sorrel (Smart Chic Olena - Sugarplum Spook by Grays Starlight) 
Owner: Rosanne Sternberg
2020 NRHA Derby Offspring Earnings: $68,528.47
Smart Spook is a NRHA Hall of Famer and has earned over $405,000 and 80.5 AQHA points. See his full report on QStallions. 

5. A Sparkling Vintage 

1997 Bay (Shining Spark-Vintage Badger by Peppy San Badger)
Owner: Silver Spurs Equine / P.Z. Conner 
2020 NRHA Derby Offspring Earnings: $73,253.86
With earnings in the States and Europe, A Sparking Vintage is now a NRHA $2 million sire. His son, A Vintage Smoke, won the NRHA Derby Level 4 open championship and the reining Triple Crown. See his nicking report and more on QStallions. 

4. Colonels Smoking Gun

1993 chestnut (Colonelfourfreckle-Katie Gun by John Gun)
Owner: Tim & Colleen McQuay
2020 NRHA Derby Offspring Earnings: $84,329.07
Colonels Smoking Gun won over $170,000 in NRHA competitions. “Gunner” was inducted into the NRHA Fall of Fame in 2003. He was also listed as AQHA’s top reining sire of 2019

3. Gunners Special Nite

2004 sorrel (Colonels Smoking Gun-Mifs Doll by Mifillena)
Owner: Turnabout Farm
2020 NRHA Derby Offspring Earnings:  $84,786.54
Gunners Special Nite was the 2010 U.S. Equestrian Federation Horse of the Year and was the first western horse to receive the honor. He was a double gold medalist at the World Equestrian Games. See his performance report, nicking report and more on QStallions

2. Gunnatrashya

2006 sorrel (Colonels Smoking Gun-Natrasha by Trashadeous)
Owner: Arcese Quarter Horses
2020 NRHA Derby Offspring Earnings: $99,476.71
Gunnatrashya’s No. 1 money earner, Super Marioo’s, win in the open Level 4 2019 NRHA Futurity pushed teen Cade McCutcheon to $1 million rider status. For more information, view his performance records and nicking report on QStallions. 

1. Spooks Gotta Whiz

2007 bay (Spooks Gotta Gun-Prettywhizprettydoes by Topsail Whiz)
Owner: Michell Anne Kimball
2020 NRHA Derby Offspring Earnings $141,152.15 
Featured in AQHA’s top 5 reining sires of 2019, Spooks Gotta Whiz won reining’s Triple Crown and earned $346,715 in his show career. His breeder, Clint Haverty, was inducted into the NRHA Hall of Fame in 2005. For more information, see his profile on QStallions. 


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