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Top 5 Cutting Sires

What does it take for a stallion to build a name for himself? With the quantity of top-level sires available in the Western performance horse industry today, it’s not an easy feat. Still, the cream always seems to rise and quality genetics endure.

The Equi-Stat Five-Year Stallion Statistics were created to give credit where it is due among the leading sires in the industry. These stats include earnings from the last five and one-half years — from Jan. 1, 2013, to Aug. 31, 2018. Any closed incentives are excluded. Earnings attributed to a stallion include money earned by clones of his offspring. Similarly, money earned by offspring of clones are included in the respective generation’s statistics. 

Here are the top five cutters: 

5. One Time Pepto
Stallion One Time Pepto headshot
Photo Courtesy of Cappy Jackson

01S (Peptoboonsmal x One Time Soon x Smart Little Lena)
Breeder: David & Clare Capps, Millsap, TX
Owner: Matthews Cutting Horses LLC, Warsaw, NC
Lifetime Performance Earnings: $331,097 (2004-2006)
Five-Year Cutting Sire Earnings: $9,506,655
Lifetime Cutting Sire Earnings: $12,845,963

4. Smooth As A Cat
Stallion Smooth As A Cat profile
Photo Courtesy of Don Shugart

99S (High Brow Cat x Shes Pretty Smooth x Wheeling Peppy)
Breeder: Tommy Manion Inc., Aubrey, TX
Owner: Kyle Manion, Aubrey, TX
Lifetime Performance Earnings: $500,038 (2003-2005)
Five-Year Cutting Sire Earnings: $15,520,978
Lifetime Cutting Sire Earnings: $24,830,037

3. Dual Rey
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94S (Dual Pep x Nurse Rey x Wyoming Doc)
Breeder: Linda Holmes, Longmont, CO
Owner: Linda Holmes, Longmont, CO
Lifetime Performance Earnings: $105,038 (1997-1999)
Five-Year Cutting Sire Earnings: $16,247,849
Lifetime Cutting Sire Earnings: $38,897,143

2. Metallic Cat
Metallic Cat headshot
Photo Courtesy of Darrell Dodds

05S (High Brow Cat x Chers Shadow x Peptoboonsmal)
Breeder: The Roan Rangers, Weatherford, TX
Owner: Rocking P Ranch, Fort Worth, TX
Lifetime Performance Earnings: $637,711 (2008-2009)
Five-Year Cutting Sire Earnings: $20,524,749
Lifetime Cutting Sire Earnings: $21,644,433

1. High Brow Cat
High Brow Cat headshot
Photo Courtesy of Cam Essick

88S (High Brow Hickory x Smart Little Kitty x Smart Little Lena)
Breeder: Hanes Chatham & Stewart Sewell, Aubrey, TX
Owner: Colt Ventures, Dallas, TX
Lifetime Performance Earnings: $110,784 (1991-1995)
Five-Year Cutting Sire Earnings: $23,469,331
Lifetime Cutting Sire Earnings: $79,279,171