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Who Whiz It Euthanized

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Who Whiz It with Liz & Clint Haverty -Photo by Darrell Dodds
On Saturday, May 21, 2011, reining sire Who Whiz It (Topsail Whiz x Blonde At The Bar x Hollywood Jac 86) was euthanized due to complications suffered after colic surgery. The 1998 buckskin stallion was bred, raised, trained, shown and dearly loved by Clint and Liz Haverty, Krum, Texas.

According to Liz Haverty, last Thursday, their stallion exhibited signs of colic.

“We took him to the vet right away,” she said. “We had all these storms coming through, and we were told that sometimes that brings on colic for no reason. They started by giving him fluids, then they did the surgery. The surgery went exceptionally well, and the prognosis was excellent, however on Saturday, his numbers started crashing. They did another surgery, and when they went back in, there were a lot of problems. At that point, he was critical. It was much worse than we originally thought. They did everything they could.”

Liz Haverty delivered Who Whiz It when he was foaled, and she was there, with his beautiful head in her lap, when he was euthanized. “It was tough,” she said.

Ridden by Clint Haverty, Who Whiz It was seventh in the 2001 National Reining Horse Association Futurity Open. He was shown successfully through 2008 and not only earned paychecks for Clint, but added to the resumes of Liz and their son, Zane.

According to Equi-Stat, Who Whiz It has lifetime earnings of $81,521 and 45 offspring performers that have earned $254,316. With earnings of $160,867, Stoney and Stuart Russell’s Whiz It A Chic (out of Chic Out Mamma x Smart Chic Olena), ridden by Todd Sommers, is his top money-earner.

According to the NRHA, there are 141 offspring of Who Whiz It with competition licenses. Many of those are just coming of age to be shown. This young stallion’s legacy will continue.