Top Barrel Racing Sires of 2023

Top Barrel Racing Sires of 2023

See the top 10 leading barrel racing sires for 2023.

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American Quarter Horses continue to dominate in barrel racing with their speed and ability to power through turns. In 2023 offspring of the top 10 barrel racing sires earned more than $20.3 million. 

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. 

The leading barrel racing sires of 2023: 

10. Epic Leader

2008 gray (Confederate Leader - Firewater Fiesta by Fire Water Flit)
Offspring earnings: $1,215,202

9. Aint Seen Nothin Yet

2008 palomino (Frenchmans Guy - Smart N Famous by Dash Ta Fame)
Offspring earnings: $1,441,161

8. Blazin Jetolena

1999 sorrel (Lenas Sugar Daddy - Blazin Jennie Jet by Jet Of Honor)
Offspring earnings: $1,860,964

7. A Streak of Fling

1999 red roan (Streakin Six - Moon Fling by Fast Fling) 
Offspring earnings: $1,969,394

6. Eddie Stinson

2003 sorrel (Dash Ta Fame - Casino Lights by Sixarun)
Offspring earnings: $2,216,500

5. JL Dash Ta Heaven

2005 sorrel (Dash Ta Fame - Dynas Plain Special by Special Feeling)
Breeder: Jud Little of Ardmore, Oklahoma 
Owner: Whitmire Ranch of Overbrook, Oklahoma 
Offspring Earnings: $2,235,792
Money Earners: 170
Average Earnings: $13,152
No. 1 Money Earner: Runnin With Wings, 2016 sorrel gelding out of Nicki Nick Bar by Colonel Azucar, $221,598

JL Dash Ta Heaven

4. Slick By Design

2007 black (Designer Red - Dreams of Blue by Dream on Dancer)
Breeder: Allene Tatum of Conroe, Texas
Owners: High Point Horses of Pilot Point, Texas
Offspring Earnings: $2,250,393
Money Earners: 324
Average Earnings: $6,946
No. 1 Money Earner: Hyper By Design, 2018 bay stallion out of On A Hyper Lady by Mr Hyperspeed, $257,456

Slick By Design


3. Tres Seis

1999 brown (Sixarun - Our Third Delight by Reb's Policy (Tb))
Breeder: Gwendolyn Eaves of Midland, Texas
Owner: Guy Rodrigues Peixoto Junior of The Colony, Texas
Offspring Earnings: $2,251,333
Money Earners: 135
Average Earnings:  $16,677
No. 1 Money Earner: Tres Chasin Babe PZ 2019 sorrel mare out of Babe On The Chase by Chasin Firewater, $512,292


Tres Seis

2. The GoodBye Lane

2001 brown (Lanes Leinster - Swift Goodbye by Dash Ta Fame) 
Breeder: Robert Morgan of Rigby, Idaho
Owners: The Goodbye Lane, LLC of Spanish Fork, Utah 
Offspring Earnings: $2,303,950
Money Earners: 138
Average Earnings: $16,695
No. 1 Money Earner: Force The Goodbye, 2018 brown gelding out of VF Forcit First by Burrs First Down, $387,578


The Goodbye Lane

1. Dash Ta Fame

1989 chestnut (First Down Dash - Sudden Fame by Tiny's Gay)
Breeder/Owner: Bob Burt of West Jordan, Utah 
Offspring Earnings: $2,614,942
Money Earners: 393
Average Earnings: $6,654
No. 1 Money Earner: Famous Lil Jet, 2014 sorrel gelding out of Blazin Black Beauty by Blazin Jetolena, $312,569


Dash Ta Fame

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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