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Dual R Smokin recently reached an important milestone as a sire of Western performance horses. • Photo by Carolyn Simancik courtesy of Skillet Fork Ranch.

Dual R Smokin Hits the $1 Million Mark

Multiple aged-event cutting champion Dual R Smokin has a new title: Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Sire.

The son of Dual Rey and out of Smokin Pepto (by Peptoboonsmal), who was bought last year by Skillet Fork Performance Horses, earned $220,727 in the cutting pen before focusing on his stallion career.

“On the one hand, when you look at his own performance, and the bloodline he comes from, we’re not too surprised,” said Cale Green, whose Green Zone Equine now manages the horse’s career for Skillet Fork . “But obviously, at the same time, it doesn’t matter how good a horse is unless you’ve got good people training it, riding it, and caring for it, so we’re incredibly grateful.”

The stallion’s leading earners are cutting horses Smokin Some Lena ($82,610, out of Crystal Lady Lena x Shorty Lena), Lyricstosmoketo ($81,634, out of Explicit Lyrics x CD Olena) and Dual R Blazin ($74,724, out of Oaks Smart Chance x Doc’s Oak).

Though the majority of Dual R Smokin‘s offspring earnings has been from cutting horses, but his foals also have earned more than $181,000 in reined cow horse.

His top reined cow horse is American Quarter Horse Association Senior Working Cow Horse and 2021 World’s Greatest Horseman finalist Jerry Smoke ($42,094, out of Kool Arista Cat x Cats Merada). His second-leading cow horse earner is Smoketta Cat, who tied for fourth on Wednesday, Feb. 17 in the Non-Pro Hackamore at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions in Fort Worth, Texas.

“Crossing that million-dollar sire threshold is something for which we’re incredibly grateful,” Skillet Fork owner Dave Kuhl said of the stallion, who stands at Oswood Stallion Station. “It’s not a number you can reach without a lot of different people and things coming together. It’s not just the one horse, or one trainer, or one owner, but more so it proves the blood of a long line of great horses and the dedication of a lot of people that really make this industry what it is. We couldn’t be prouder to have a part in this milestone.”