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.
November 13, 2014
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)