As December turned to January, 2007 Shiners Voodoo Dr found himself among the newest stallions to achieve the rank of Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Sire in the year 2019.
“He’s just a terrific horse,” said Mike Miola, owner of Silver Spurs Equine. “When I bought Xtra Quarter Horses, I was so lucky to be able to get him, along with Wimpy, of course, to really complete my collection.”
“Voodoo,” son of Shining Spark and out of Voodoo Chic (x Smart Chic Olena), now in the fold of Silver Spurs, was bred by Rogers Heaven Sent Ranch of Tucson, Arizona.
Voodoo, along with Wimpys Little Step and Wimpyneedsacocktail, were all headline stallions of Purcell, Oklahoma-based Xtra Quarter Horses, which Silver Spurs purchased in 2017.
All three remained in Oklahoma as Silver Spurs’ Arizona location branched off to the east.
Silver Spurs’ breeding program grew from just one stallion, Boomernic, to more than 35 stallions, bred in disciplines that include reining and working cow horse.
As a performer, Voodoo had an Equi-Stat record of more than $86,000.
His top off-spring performer is 2013 sorrel stallion Xtra New Pal Voodoo (out of Wimpys New Pal), a winner of more than $122,340 in the show pen, including money accrued by finishing fourth in the National Reining Horse Association Open Futurity in 2016.
Other top Equi-Stat earners include:
• Shiners Voodoo (out of BR China Rose), $65,766.
• Xtra Voodoo Doc (out of Call Me Miss Hickory), $47, 438.
• Smart Voodoo Doctor (out of Smart as Sister), $47,153.
• Xtra Voodoo Gun (out of Miss Silver Gun), $47,095.
Voodoo’s father, Shining Spark (Genuine Doc x Diamonds Sparkle x Mr Diamond Dude), a 1989 stallion and NRHA Hall of Famer, has an Equi-Stat record of $9.2 million as the sire of 612 offspring performers.
“He’s a puppy dog,” Miola said of Voodoo. “He’s a horse you just love to be around, hug on him. Like most of my studs, they all fit a particular mode, not because of anything I did specifically.
“They are all great-minded horses. They’re all just so darn smart. They’re a pleasure to be around, but all business in the show pen. When they know it’s time to go, it’s time to go, but when they’re out in the pasture or just in the stall, they’re just terrific to be around.”