Top Roping Sires of 2023

Top Roping Sires of 2023

View the top 10 leading roping sires in 2023.

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American Quarter Horses dominate across all roping events, including heading, heeling, breakaway and more. The offspring of the top ten sires excelled in judged and timed roping. The list below is based off AQHA points and money earned. 

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 roping sires of 2023: 

10. One Fine Vintage

2009 sorrel (One Time Pepto - Shiners Siena by Shining Spark) 
Offspring earnings: $215,026

9. Dual Rey

1994 sorrel (Dual Pep - Nurse Rey by Wyoming Doc)
Offspring earnings: $223,007

8. One Time Pepto

2001 red roan (Peptoboonsmal - One Time Soon by Smart Little Lena)
Offspring Earnings: $230,767

7. Kit Kat Sugar

2008 sorrel (High Brow Cat - Sugar N Dulce by Smart Lil Ricochet)
Offspring Earnings: $250,471

6. Cat Man Do 

2005 gray (High Brow Cat - Some Kinda Playgirl by Freckles Playboy)
Offspring earnings: $262,162

5. Hesa Sonofa Dun

1993 dun stallion (Hollywood Dun It - Champs Poco Girl by Bonanza's Champ)
Breeder: Dawn Ehrenford of Cody, Wyoming 
Owners: Western States Ranches of Springtown, Texas
Offspring Earnings: $319,507
Money Earners: 2
Average Earnings: $159,754
No. 1 Money Earner: WSR Hesa Alive, 2004 red dun gelding out of Smokes Alive by Smokin 45, $314,929

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: $324,224
Money Earners: 30
Average Earnings: $10,807
No. 1 Money Earner: Ima Bettin Man, 2017 red roan stallion out of Fancy Boons N All by Peptoboonsmal, $62,062


Bet Hesa Cat 

3. Hickory Holly Time 

2010 red roan (One Time Pepto - Hickorys Holly Cee by Docs Hickory)
Breeder: Arcese Quarter Horses USA of Weatherford, Texas
Owner: DT Horses LLC of Scottsdale, Arizona 
Offspring Earnings: $409,153
Money Earners: 27
Average Earnings: $15,154
No. 1 Money Earner: Time To Glo, 2019 black stallion out of Look At Her Glo by CD O Cody, $132,187


Hickory Holly Time


2. Woody Be Tuff

2001 sorrel (Nitas Wood - Tuffs Junie by Tuff Lena)
Breeder: Craig Crumpler of Wichita Falls, Texas
Owner: Solo Select/Kaleb Terlip of Gainesville, Texas 
Offspring Earnings: $501,555
Money Earners: 26
Average Earnings: $19,291
No. 1 Money Earner: CR Pepto Tuff Lena, 2019 sorrel gelding out of CR Catalena Cat by High Brow Cat, $96,941


Woody Be Tuff


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: $834,229
Money Earners: 38
Average Earnings: $21,953
No. 1 Money Earner: Relentless Big Shot, 2017 chestnut gelding out of Z Oh Six by Popular Resortfigure, $193,634

Sons of Metallic Cat on

Check Yer Metal

(out of Checkers Live Oak by Im Countin Checks )

Dandy Cat

(out of DMAC Dandy Devine by Smart Little Abner)

Dirty Fling

(out of Streak Of Gin by A Streak Of Fling )




Fiddle And Steel

(out of Lil Bit Reckless by CD Royal)

Hazardouz Material

(out of Scooters Daisy Dukes by Dual Smart Rey )

HQ Helluva Cat 

(out of Bound To White Chex by Helluva Chex)




KR Fantallicka

(out of Fancy Zack by Zack T Wood)

Maggic Mike 

(out of Sweet Abra by Abrakadabracre)

Metallic Cattack

(out of Quiolena by CD Olena)




Metallic Malice 

(out of High Boon by Mecom Blue)

Metallic Masterpiece 

(out of Kings Masterpiece by Peppy San Badger)

Metallic Rey Mink

(out of Dual Rey Mink by Dual Rey)




Metallic Royal Mate

(out of Royal Red Rinpoche by Smart Mate)

Metallic Spark

(out of Shiney Lil Miss by Shining Spark)

Metallics MVP

(out of My Lizzy Babe by Lizzys Gotta Player)




Meteles Cat

(out of Teles Lies by Lenas Telesis)

One Shiney Metallic

(out of One Shiney Rey, by Dual Rey)

Pound Sign

(out of Dual Rey Tag by Dual Rey)





Red Hot Metal 

(out of Spots Hot Shot by Spots Hot)


(out of The Smart Look by Smart Little Lena)

Stevie Rey Von

(out of Miss Ella Rey by Dual Rey)



Trumped U 

(out of Lively Dual by Dual Rey)







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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