The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) has announced the newest member to its Million Dollar Sire line up, Great Resolve (Einstein). Einstein is the 26th stallion to become an NRHA Million Dollar Sire, putting him alongside the likes of Smart Spook, Colonels Smoking Gun (Gunner), Nu Chex To Cash and many other greats.
The 1997 American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) stallion (Great Red Pine x Silversnow Pinestep x Greyhound Step) was bred by Randy Hamilton and owned by Bridgette Lanham. During his successful show career he accumulated NRHA Lifetime Earnings of over $139,000. Highlights of his show career include:
- 2000 NRHA Futurity Open finalist ridden by Tim McQuay
- 2001 NRHA Derby Open finalist ridden by Tim McQuay
- 2002 NRBC Open finalist ridden by Duane Latimer
- 2002 NRHA Derby Open finalist ridden by Duane Latimer
His top earning offspring include:
Einsteins Revolution – (out of Fly Flashy Jac): $352,700 NRHA LTE, owned by Wagner & Vandorp; 2005 All American Quarter Horse Congress Futurity Open finalist, and NRHA Futurity Open finalist, 2006 National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Open Champion and NRHA Derby finalist, 2007 NRBC Open Reserve Champion and Intermediate Open Champion and NRHA Derby Open Intermediate Reserve Champion. Einsteins Revolution was the first horse to go over the $300,000 NRHA earnings mark.
Great Sun Burst – (out of Docs Sun Burst): $342,300 NRHA LTE, owned by 23 Quarter Horses; 2006 NRHA Futurity Open finalist, 2008 NRBC Open finalist and NRHA Derby Open finalist, 2009 NRBC Level 4 Open finalist and NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open finalist, 2010 and 2011 NRHA Open World Champion, 2012 NRHA Non Pro World Champion Kaystein: $81,200 NRHA LTE, owned by Susa Sauer; 2009 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open finalist, 2010 NRHA European Futurity Level 4 Open Champion and Americana NRHA Open class finalist
Kaystein – (out of Kays Freckles): $81,200 NRHA LTE, owned by Susa Sauer; 2009 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open finalist, 2010 NRHA European Futurity Level 4 Open Champion and Americana NRHA Open class finalist