Colonel Chic Gun topped the 2021 Futurity Prospect Sale held during the NRHA Markel Futurity Sales at the NRHA Futurity. * Photo by Kelsey Pecsek Hruska.

Colonel Chic Gun Tops NRHA Markel Futurity Prospect Sale

Thirty-one horses were consigned to the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Markel Futurity Sales Prospect Sale during the 2020 NRHA Futurity, and it was hip no. 1018, Colonel Chic Gun, who sold for $65,000 as the highest seller.

Consigned by G Reining Horses/Giada Camparsi, Colonel Chic Gun (Colonels Shining Gun x Million Dollar Chic x Smart Chic Olena), a 2018 sorrel colt, was purchased by Smith for a client at the sale held Dec. 3 in Oklahoma City. Smith said they liked the stallion because he checked all of their boxes.

“He’s colored up, he’s a stud, he’s been started the right way and he’s by a good horse and out of a good mare,” Smith said. “If you write down what you want to buy, he’s what you want to buy.”

Colonel Chic Gun spent 330 days in training with Giada Camparsi prior to the sale. He is enrolled in the NRHA Nomination Program, the NRHA Euro Nomination Program and the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC).

Colonel Chic Gun’s sire, Colonels Shining Gun, is an earner of $112,239. His dam, Million Dollar Chic, is an NRHA money-earner whose oldest foal is 3 years old. She is a full sister to Mr Millionnic Chic, an earner of $24,838 in Australia, and to Mexico Reining Horse Association Derby Non-Pro Champion Chics Millionnic.

Million Dollar Chic’s grand-dam is Mollie Montana, who produced Mister Montana Nic, an earner of $183,354 and 63 American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) points.

“Giada has done a great job with that horse,” Smith said of Colonel Chic Gun. “He’s going to go on and get showed probably in the Non Pro and maybe even the Open next year.”

Charleston LK, hip 1006, was the second-highest seller after bringing a bid of $62,000 from Rick Clark. The 2018 palomino colt was consigned by St-Onge Reining Horses/Danny Hostetler and had been in training with St-Onge Reining Horses for 330 days by sale time. The colt is enrolled in the NRHA Nomination Program, the NRHA Euro Nomination Program and the NRBC.

Charleston LK is by Gunnatrashya, the 2009 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open Champion and 2010 NRHA Derby Level 4 Open Champion. Gunnatrashya is an Equi-Stat Elite $4 Million Sire and has produced two NRHA Futurity Open champions.

Charleston LK’s dam, Jacs Shining Fancy (by Shining Spark), is a Rocky Mountain Reining Horse Association Summer Slide Futurity Co-Reserve Champion and has produced nine money-earners, including Wimpys Shining Jac, an earner of $12,000, and Classic Crome, who has accumulated 355 AQHA points.

The hammer fell at $55,000 for third-highest seller Spookgotitsmokn, a 2018 dun colt consigned by Randle Tune and Sergio Elia. Teresa Wynn purchased hip 1028, who had been in training with Mirjam Stillo for 330 days by sale time.

Spookgotitsmokn is by NRHA Triple Crown Champion Spooks Gotta Whiz and is the first foal out of his dam, Hollywood Dun Gunnit (by Colonels Smoking Gun), who is a full sister to Hollywood Gun Dunnit, an earner of $34,000, and half-sister to Big Sky Whizard, an NRHA Open World Champion and earner of $65,000. His grand-dam is Isle Bea Dun It, an NRHA Novice Horse Open World Champion.

The 2-year-old colt is enrolled in the NRHA Nomination Program and the NRBC.