IntheBlood StylishWhizard-pedigree

In the Blood: Stylish Whizard

IntheBlood StylishWhizard-pedigree

Stylish Whizard and rider Luke Jones have been busy with three futurity wins this fall. The latest win came in the Colorado Reined Cowhorse Association (CRCA) Futurity Open, where they earned $2,668. Their previous wins came in the South Dakota Reined Cow Horse Association Rode to Reno Stallion Stakes Futurity and the North Central Working Western Futurity Open.

IntheBlood StylishWhizard LJones 16PHPStylish Whizard and Luke Jones won the CRCA Futurity Open. • Photo by Performance Horse Photography

Pam Wolfe, of Denton, Nebraska, bought Stylish Whizard in August from Jones, of Allerton, Iowa. Jones bought the horse in November 2014 from breeders Kit and Charlie Moncrief, of Fort Worth, Texas. A closer look into the pedigree of this horse finds that it is built on a double cross to an extremely successful nick. (A nick is the mating of a stallion with mares from another bloodline.)

Sire Line

Mr Playinstylish ($145,551), the sire of Stylish Whizard, is the 2009 American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Champion Junior Working Cow Horse and the 2012 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Open Bridle World Champion. The Equi-Stat sire record for Mr Playinstylish shows that he has 15 money-earners that have won $243,443. They include his leading money-earner, Mr Stylish Cat, winner of $82,698. Two others are Mo Style ($66,700), an NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Intermediate Open Champion, and Playin With Monty ($26,863), who was second in the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Amateur under Parke Greeson.

The sire of Mr Playinstylish is Playin Stylish ($119,550), the 1999 NCHA Horse of the Year. Playin Stylish is by Docs Stylish Oak and out of Playboys Mom, by Freckles Playboy. The dam of Playboys Mom is Lenaette, by Doc O’Lena. Playin Stylish is an Equi-Stat Elite $4 Million Sire whose other leading money-earners include Stylish Little Oak ($125,948), an NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion, and Playin Attraction ($111,573), an NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Reserve Champion and Futurity Intermediate Open Champion.

The dam of Mr Playinstylish is Tari Chick Gay ($229,213), who was the 1985 Shelton Ranch 5/6-Year-Old Open Champion and Non-Pro Reserve Champion. She is the dam of foals with Equi-Stat records of $296,637. The sire of Tari Chick Gay is Doc Tari, and her dam is Chickasha Gay, by Rey Jay. The dam of Chickasha Gay is Chickasha Ann, by Chickasha Mike. Chickasha Ann is the dam of two NCHA Futurity champions – Chickasha Glo and Chickasha Dan – as well as the NCHA Hall of Fame mare Annie Glo.

Dam Line

Lean N Stylish ($34,597) is the dam of Stylish Whizard. She is a multiple aged event finalist who was fourth in the Brazos Bash 5/6-Year-Old Open. She is the dam of earners of $37,034, led by Lean Lil Fletch, winner of the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity $15,000 Novice 5/6-Year-Old.

Lean N Stylish’s pedigree appears to repeat some of what has already been said above. She is by Docs Stylish Oak and out of A Lena, by Freckles Playboy, and A Lena’s dam is Georger Lena, by Doc O’Lena. This makes her a three-quarter sister to Playin Stylish. Again, it is a pedigree built on collateral relatives. (Collateral relatives are full brothers and sisters or three-quarter brothers and sisters that appear together in the same pedigree.)  

A Lena was an unshown mare. Her foals have Equi-Stat records totaling $62,796. Her leading money-winner is Lean N Stylish, and her second-leading earner is Alenas Choice, an Abilene Spectacular 5/6-Year-Old Limited Open Reserve Champion.

Georger Lena earned her NCHA Certificate of Ability in the show pen. Her foals have Equi-Stat records exceeding $100,000, with Hickory Lena ($82,775) as her leading money-winner. Georger Lena is out of Senorita George, by 1961 NCHA Open World Champion Senor George.

Docs Stylish Oak/Freckles Playboy Nick

Docs Stylish Oak is sired by Doc’s Oak, by Doc Bar, and out of Docs Stylish, by Doc’s Prescription, by Doc Bar. This gives him a 2 x 3 breeding pattern to Doc Bar, which means that Doc Bar appears in the second and third generations of his pedigree. Docs Stylish Oak has produced earners of more than $9 million. Some of his leading money-earners include Stylish Martini ($361,760), Stylish And Foxie ($329,300), Stylin Play Lena ($289,624), Mr Mom DNA ($223,563), Stylish Playgirl ($212,090) and Peppys Stylish Lena ($184,334).

Freckles Playboy is by Jewel’s Leo Bars and out of Gay Jay, by Rey Jay. He is No. 2 on the Equi-Stat Lifetime Cutting Statistics Maternal Grandsires chart, as his daughters have produced earners of $43.5 million. All the foals listed above are out of Freckles Playboy-bred mares through the broodmare sire.

An added note: The cutters Stylish Play Lena and Peppys Stylish Lena are not only out of daughters of Freckles Playboy, but their dams also have Doc O’Lena in their pedigrees. Stylish And Foxie is out of a daughter of Freckles Merada, who is by Freckles Playboy and out of Lenaette, by Doc O’Lena. Mr Mom DNA is a full brother to Playin Stylish in that their dam is by Freckles Playboy and out of Lenaette by Doc O’Lena. Freckles Merada is a full brother to the dam of Playin Stylish and Mr Mom DNA.

The mating of Docs Stylish Oak and mares by Freckles Playboy is a great example of the nick between a stallion and a line of mares. The strength of inbreeding to this famous nick is evident in horses such as Stylish Whizard.

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