Dual Rey Named NRCHA $1 Million Sire

One of the industry's top cutting sires proves his offspring are top reined cow horse performers, too.

National Reined Cow Horse Association

Dual Rey (Dual Pep-Nurse Rey by Wyoming Doc) retired from the competitive arena with $105,038 in earnings. (Credit: courtesy of NRCHA)

The 14th National Reined Cow Horse Association $1 million sire, Dual Rey, has been firmly established in the cutting horse industry for more than a decade. Since 2005, he has been ranked as the No. 1 or No. 2 sire in the National Cutting Horse Association, and his foals have earned in excess of $26 million in the cutting arena.

Now, with total NRCHA offspring earnings of $1,001,696, Dual Rey (Dual Pep-Nurse Rey by Wyoming Doc), owned and bred by Linda Holmes of Longmont, Colorado, leaves no doubt about his versatility as a sire. The 1994 stallion began his performance career at the NCHA Futurity, where he tied for sixth place. Some of his cutting accomplishments beyond his 3-year-old year included the NCHA Super Stakes, where he split fifth place. As a 4-year-old, he went on to win the Memphis 4-Year-Old Futurity open championship. Dual Rey retired from the competitive arena with $105,038 in earnings.

His sparkling sire career has countless highlights. In 2009, a Dual Rey foal won both the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity open and the NCHA Futurity open championships. The NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity champion was Reymanator, out of the Doc's Hickory daughter Savannah Hickory, shown by Zane Davis for owner John Semanik. On the cutting horse side, Rocking W (out of Boon San Kitty by High Brow Cat), shown by Tony Piggott for breeder-owner Alice Walton, won the coveted NCHA Fututity championship in 2009.
Dual Rey's top five NRCHA money-earning foals are:

  • $175,549     Reymanator (out of Savannah Hickory by Doc's Hickory)
  • $143,529     Dom Dualuise (out of Smart Little XX by Smart Little Lena)
  • $  62,653     Reygans Smart Lena (out of Smart Fancy Lena by Smart  Little Lena)
  • $  56,973     Desire Rey (out of Playguns Desire by Playgun)
  • $  52,105     Play Dual Rey (out of Hiccup N Play by Doc's Hickory)

See the complete list of NRCHA sires who have reached the million-dollar mark.