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Whiz N Tag Chex Newest NRHA Million Dollar Sire

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Whiz N Tag Chex
Whiz N Tag Chex is the newest addition to the National Reining Horse Association’s Million Dollar Sire list. Over the last week at the NRHA Cowtown Classic, Whiz Boom Bang (owned by Upstream, Inc.), Jeweled Tag (owned by Michael Martin) and Show N Tag (owned by Javier Melo) were top earners and won more than $12,000 to push Whiz N Tag Chex’s unofficial offsprings' earnings to over $1,008,900.

NRHA’s first-ever Million Dollar Owner, Lance Griffin, owns the 1999 stallion. Whiz N Tag Chex is sired by the only NRHA Eight Million Dollar Sire Topsail Whiz and is out of Tag Chex by King Fritz. His lifetime earnings are almost $130,000 with many great wins under his cinch.

2002 NRHA Futurity Top 15 in Level 4 Open division ridden by Duane Latimer
2003 National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Derby Level 4 Non Pro Division Champion ridden by Lance Griffin
2003 Canadian Reining Breeders Classic (CRBC) Derby Level 4 Non Pro Division Champion ridden by Lance Griffin
2004 NRBC Derby Level 4 Non Pro Division Champion ridden by Lance Griffin
2004 CRBC Derby Level 4 Non Pro Division Reserve Champion ridden by Samantha Griffin
2005 CRBC Derby Level 4 Non Pro Division Champion ridden by Lance Griffin
2006 World Equestrian Games Team Reining Silver Medalist – Team Canada owned and ridden by Lance Griffin

His top earning progeny include:

The Great Tag (Whiz N Tag Chex x Pines BH by Great Pine): $236,100 NRHA LTE, bred by Lance Griffin, currently owned by Denise Hopkins Santagata, 2008 NRHA Futurity Open Reserve Champion, 2009 NRBC and NRHA Derby Level 4 Open division finalist; 2010 NRHA Derby Prime Time Non Pro Division Reserve Champion and third in Level 4 Non Pro division; and 2011 NRBC Prime Time Non Pro Champion

Dun Playin Tag (Whiz N Tag Chex x Brennas Dunit Fancy by Hollywood Dun It): $223,300 NRHA LTE, currently owned by Bob Shearer, Alltech® FEI 2010 World Equestrian Games Individual Bronze Medalist, 2010 NRBC Level 4 Non Pro Reserve Champion, 2009 NRHA Derby Level 4 Open division fourth place, 2008 NRHA Derby Finalist in Level 4 Open division, 2008 NRBC Finalist in Level 4 Open division and third in the 2007 NRHA Futurity in the Level 4 open division

Blue Collar Tag (Whiz N Tag Chex X Kachina Oak Olena by Smart Chic Olena): $58,700 NRHA LTE, bred by Lance Griffin, currently owned by Jill George, sixth place at the 2011 NRHA Futurity in the level 4 open division, 2011 Austrian Reining Horse Association Western Star Futurity Level 4 Open Reserve Champion

Lil Joe Tag (Whiz N Tag Chex X Katie Joe Fritz by Fritz Command): $54,100 NRHA LTE, bred by Lance Griffin, currently owned by Elaine Davis, fourth place at the 2008 NRHA Non Pro Futurity in the level 4 division, 2011 NRHA Derby Level 1 Non Pro Reserve Champion and finalist in levels 2, 3 and 4 non pro division and 2011 Darling 888 Ranch Derby Reserve Champion in all four non pro levels

Leonard Tag (Whiz N Tag Chex x JD Milligan by Jodies Doc Tari): $42,200 NRHA LTE, bred by Lance Griffin, currently owned by Denise Hopkins Santagata, 2009 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open division finalist, 2009 South West Reining Horse Association Futurity Level 4 Open Co-Champion, 2010 Dixie Reining Horse Association Bill Horn Derby Levels 4 and 3 Open division Reserve Champion