Top Ranch Horse Sires of 2023

Top Ranch Horse Sires of 2023

See the bloodlines that dominated ranch horse events in 2023.

Gunnatrashya (Credit: courtesy of QStallions)

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Ranch horse events showcase the versatility and ability of American Quarter Horses on and off the ranch. 

These statistics, powered by the QData Leaderboards, were compiled from January 1 to December 31, 2023. The figures represent offspring earnings, number of money earners, average earnings and the sire’s leading money earner for 2023. 

The free QData Leaderboards also allow you to view the total and average earnings of 3- and 4- year-olds for each sire, plus the number of offspring in each age group. presents the top cutting sires of 2023: 

10. Spooks Gotta Whiz

2007 bay (Spooks Gotta Gun - Prettywhizprettydoes by Topsail Whiz)
Offspring Earnings: $34,019

9. WR This Cats Smart

1999 sorrel (High Brow Cat - The Smart Look by Smart Little Lena)
Offspring Earnings: $34,316

8. Cat Man Do 

2005 gray (High Brow Cat - Some Kinda Playgirl by Freckles Playboy)
Offspring earnings: $35,354

7. Colonels Smoking Gun 

1993 sorrel (Colonelfourfreckle - Katie Gun by John Gun)
Offspring Earnings: $38,994

6. Metallic Cat

2005 red roan (High Brow Cat - Chers Shadow by Peptoboonsmal)
Offspring Earnings: $40,071

5. Magnum Chic Dream 

1996 sorrel (Smart Chic Olena - Sailin Barbee by Topsail Cody)
Breeder: Guy Duponchel of France
Owner: John and Viola Scott of Sherman, Texas
Offspring Earnings: $47,486
Money Earners: 19
Average Earnings: $2,499
No. 1 Money Earner: KR Smart Dreamer, 2016 sorrel gelding out of Smart Shiney Lena by Smart Shiner, $24,297



Magnum Chic Dream

4. Lil Joe Cash

2008 sorrel (Nu Chex To Cash - RS Lilly Starlight by Grays Starlight)
Breeder: Kurt & Angie Harris of Oakdale, California 
Owner: JBJ Agropecuaria LTDA of Brazil  
Offspring Earnings: $49,598
Money Earners: 15
Average Earnings: $3,307
No. 1 Money Earner: Double Tapn, 2018 sorrel gelding out of Whiz N Snap by Topsail Whiz, $37,057


Lil Joe Cash


3. Shiners Voodoo Dr 

2007 palomino (Shining Spark - Voodoo Chic by Smart Chic Olena)
Breeder: Rogers Heaven Sent Ranch LLC of Tucson
Owner: Silver Spurs Equine of Purcell, Oklahoma 
Offspring Earnings: $58,283
Money Earners: 11
Average Earnings: $5,298
No. 1 Money Earner: Xtra Magic Doctor, 2014 palomino stallion out of Aleena Starlight by Grays Starlight, $36,058

2. SG Frozen Enterprize

2009 dun (Frozen Sailor - RS Rose SJ by SJ Enterprise)
Breeder: Marco Franchini of Italy 
Owner: Silver Spurs Equine of Purcell, Oklahoma 
Offspring Earnings: $60,958
Money Earners: 14
Average Earnings: $4,354
No. 1 Money Earner: KR Crystal, 2020 red dun mare out of KR Legacy by Tejons Peppy Doc, $11,772

1. Gunnatrashya

2006 sorrel (Colonels Smoking Gun - Natrasha by Trashadeous) 
Breeder: Katarina Dorminy of Williamston, South Carolina
Owner: Arcese Quarter Horses USA of Weatherford, Texas 
Offspring Earnings: $98,884
Money Earners: 14
Average Earnings: $7,063
No. 1 Money Earner: Sumac Gunnabeflashy, 2017 chestnut gelding out of Chics Graceful Whiz by Whiz N Tag Chex, $60,474





See who's currently leading in 2024.

Updated weekly, the free QData Leaderboards, from the QData Database, include the top 50 Money-Earners, Sires, Dams, Grandsires, Owners and Breeders in 16 different event groups for both all-time and yearly leading. 

Sortable columns allow you to see leaders by age and other filters. Plus, stallions subscribed to AQHA's partner service,, are highlighted on the leader lists and linked to their QStallions page when their names appear.

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