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Jacs Electric Spark New NRHA Million Dollar Sire

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Jacs Electric Spark
Thanks to strong performance in the Open finals at the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity in mid-October, Jacs Electric Spark unofficially became the reining industry’s latest Million Dollar Sire. The 221.5 score put Electric Tag, ridden by Tom McCutcheon, seventh in the finals and his sire into the record books.

Jacs Electric Spark (Shining Spark x Miss Hello Hollywood x Hollywood Jac) was bred by legendary breeder Sally Brown. The 1998 sorrel stallion and Troy Heikes debuted at the 2001 National Reining Horse Association Futurity, where they made the Open finals and placed 23rd. A few months later they tied for eighth at the National Reining Breeders Classic and in June of that year Heikes went into partnership with Brown on the stallion. Jacs Electric Spark reached the finals at multiple major limited-age events during 2003, and in 2004 he finished third in the Canadian Reining Breeders Classic, then finished eighth at both the NRBC and NRHA Derby. Since 2007, the stallion has either been owned by Heikes or in partnership of Heikes and Buck Hazledine.

Sadly, Jacs Electric Spark passed away far before his time in June of this year. However, the stallion continues to live through his offspring that are performing strong in the show pen.

His best earner, so far, is Electric Code, the stallion who Jared Leclair rode to a 225 in the Open finals at the 2008 NRHA Futurity. The pair placed third in the Open and won the Intermediate Open – and that was after winning the Open and Intermediate Open a month before at the Southwest Futurity. Electric Code was shown through 2011 and he has $214,322 on his record, according to Equi-Stat. Other leading offspring of Jacs Electric Spark are Electrical Flash ($94,382), Chics Blazin Spark ($87,202) and Lost In Tinseltown ($81,138). He has more than a hundred money-earning foals, and his legacy as a grandsire is just beginning.

On his Facebook page on the evening of the Open finals at the Southwest Futurity, Heikes was thankful to the several people who believed in and supported Jacs Electric Spark.

“A very special and heartfelt thank you goes to my great friend Tom McCutcheon who has always believed in JES,” Heikes wrote. “His run tonight took JES over the million and we couldn't be happier. It’s so special not only because Tom is our great friend, but [also because] he rode a colt that was from the late Sally Brown’s breeding program. Even though Sally is no longer with us, there is no doubt in my mind that she watches every one of his colts being shown and cheers for them all the way.”