Top 5 Cutting Sires of 2020

Top 5 Cutting Sires of 2020

These are the leading cutting horse sires of 2020. Find the top bloodlines dominating the sport of cutting.

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Possessing cat-like athleticism and the ability to anticipate a cow’s moves before it takes a step are absolutes for any cutting horse. For these top sires, their abilities go beyond what even seems possible for a horse, and they do it well. 

These statistics, powered by the American Quarter Horse Association’s QData, were compiled from January 1 to December 31, 2020. The figures represent offspring earnings, number of money earners, average earnings and the sire’s leading money earner for 2020. presents the top cutting sires of 2020 who are making their mark on the cutting world: 

5. Hottish

2008 sorrel (Spots Hot-Stylish Play Lena by Docs Stylish Oak)
Owner: Dustin and/or Deena Adams
Offspring Earnings: $1,401,101
Money Earners: 117
Average Earnings: $11,975
No. 1 Money Earner: Hott Nu Cowboy, 2014 bay gelding out of Special Nu Kitty by High Brow Cat, $88,139

4. Once In A Blue Boon

2008 brown roan (Peptoboonsmal-Autumn Boon by Dual Pep)
Owner: Charlotte Farms Inc.
Offspring Earnings: $1,672,549
Money Earners: 143
Average Earnings: $11,696
No. 1 Money Earner: All Spice, 2017 red roan mare out of Show Biz Kitty by High Brow Cat, $266,880 

3. High Brow Cat

1988 chestnut (High Brow Hickory-Smart Little Kitty by Smart Little Lena)
Owner: BDB Breeders
Offspring Earnings: $2,067,040
Money Earners: 301
Average Earnings: $6,867
No. 1 Money Earner: Sanctus, 2016 sorrel stallion out of Sofie Rey by Dual Rey, $137,556  

Sons of High Brow Cat on

A Tale Of The Cat

(out of Autumn Boon by Dual Pep)


(out of MH San Tules Dually by San Tule Freckles)

Bet Hesa Cat

(out of Bet Yer Blue Boons by Freckles Playboy)


Cats Moonshine

(out of Genuine Moonshine by Genuine Doc)


(out of Louella Again by Dual Pep)

Cowtowns Cat 

(out of Cute Little Magic by Haidas Magic)


High Brow CD 

(out of Sweet Little CD by CD Olena)

Stylin Cat

(out of Stylish Freckles by Docs Stylish Oak)

Tapt Dancin Cat  

(out of Tapt Twice by Dual Pep)


Very Special Cat 

(out of Very Shortly by Shorty Lena)


WR This Cats Smart 

(out of The Smart Look by Smart Little Lena)



2. Dual Rey

1994 sorrel (Dual Pep-Nurse Rey by Wyoming Doc)
Owner: Linda Holmes
Offspring Earnings: $2,069,837
Money Earners: 314
Average Earnings: $6,592
No. 1 Money Earner: Ireydescent, 2016 sorrel mare out of Desires Katrina by High Brow Cat, $99,708

Sons of Dual Rey on

Dual Smart Rey

(out of The Smart Look by Smart Little Lena)

Dualin Stargun 

(out of Amanda Stargun by Playgun)

Rockin W

(out of Boon San Kitty by High Brow Cat)



1. Metallic Cat

2005 red roan (High Brow Cat-Chers Shadow by Peptoboonsmal)
Owner: Rocking P Ranch LLC
Offspring Earnings: $5,487,424
Money Earners: 661
Average Earnings: $8,302
No. 1 Money Earner: Bugattii, 2017 sorrel stallion out of Button Down Supercat by Dual Rey, $220,223

Sons of Metallic Cat on

Dandy Cat

(out of Dmac Dandy Devine by Smart Little Abner)

HQ Helluva Cat 

(out of Bound To White Chex by Helluva Chex)

Metallic Echo

(out of Mizz Tazwood by Pepto Taz)


Metallic Masterpiece 

(out of Kings Masterpiece by Peppy San Badger)

Metallic Rey Mink

(out of Dual Rey Mink by Dual Rey)

Red Hot Metal 

(out of Spots Hot Shot by Spots Hot)


Ridin A Metallic 

(out of Sweet Shorty Lena by Shorty Lena)


(out of The Smart Look by Smart Little Lena)

Slooow Ride  

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