In the spring of 2015, Gagan and her husband, of Dewey, Oklahoma, purchased Miss N Cash from the Elkinses, who had offered to sell him and all of his frozen semen after E.J. inquired about breeding his mares.
“It was kind of surreal. We bought the semen in March, then we went in May and got ‘Cash’ and brought him to our ranch,” Gagan said. “We had him all summer. He looked incredible for 32, and he was the sweetest old man.”
Thanks to Miss N Cash’s longstanding breeding career, his sons and daughters are still seen in performance arenas today. In 2014, 23 of his offspring accumulated $29,384 in earnings, and Equi-Stat has already recorded 10 of his foals earning a total of $21,180 this year, not including weekend money.
Miss N Cash’s leading money-earner is Spookys Cash (out of San Starlight x Grays Starlight), a 1997 mare who earned $291,410 in cutting pens and has gone on to produce earners of more than $388,000. Dox Smart Buy (out of Smart Hickory x Doc’s Hickory) and Faith N Risk (out of One Time Soon x Smart Little Lena) round out the stallion’s top earners with $254,903 and $209,865 to their credit, respectively.
Three more Miss N Cash offspring – Dox Miss N Reno, Petty Cash 490 and Dox Diamond Cash – each surpassed the $100,000 mark in their careers. Missn No Chex, a 1997 stallion out of the Dell O Lena mare Olenas Watchfob, is Miss N Cash’s highest-earning performer outside of the cutting pen with $83,844 on his Equi-Stat record. Of that total, $78,708 was garnered in reined cow horse, while $5,436 came from reining.
With total offspring earnings of $4.6 million, Miss N Cash left behind a legacy that will continue to be enjoyed for generations to come. Thanks to the prowess and speed he passed on to his foals, the late stallion’s name will live on.
“I just want people to really remember this horse and remember what he did,” Gagan said. “We were so grateful for him. Even if it was for a short period of time, having a piece of him for just a little while was the biggest honor.”