Described as a kind-hearted individual, reining stallion Mr Boomerjac was recently laid to rest at the age of 26 due to advanced arthritis at his home in Bath, United Kingdom, England.
The palomino stallion made an impression on those who knew him with his level-headed demeanor.
“He was such a special horse. He was totally adorable, just the kindest horse on the planet,” owner Christine Brazeau said, “You would never know he was a stud. The most polite, respectful horse.”
Sired by NRHA Futurity Open Champion Boomernic and out of Boogies Last Jac (by Hollywood Jac 86), Mr Boomerjac was bred by Mrs. and Mr. Bob Kaiser, of McKinney, Texas
Brazeau came to fully own Mr Boomerjac in 2011 after longtime partner Bob LaPorta offered Brazeau his portion of their partnership.
“Bob Laporta graciously offered me the chance to buy him outright, which I accepted. I’d always wanted to own him,” Brazeau said.
Affectionally called “Boom Boom,” Mr Boomerjac moved to the United Kingdom with Brazeau and husband, Roger, in 2016.
“When we brought him to England, we didn’t breed him anymore because he had developed really bad arthritis. He spent the last years of his life in happy retirement. He loved carrots, he adored his turn out. Loved the green, lush grass of England,” Brazeau.
Mr Boomerjac was laid to rest in a bed of straw and buried in his favorite green pasture. Soon, he will have his own grave marker.
“It was the most amazing privilege to own and love that horse,” Brazeau said.
The First NRBC
EquiStat Elite $1 Million Rider Dell Hendricks and the stallion made a splash at the 1998 National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Derby – the first one ever held. Navigating through the pattern with apparent easy, Mr Boomerjac and Hendricks marked a 226, good for $21,708.
“My husband Roger was in [judge] chair number one when Dell showed him at the NRBC,” Brazeau said, “I didn’t even know my husband then, and it’s weird that we ended up [with Boomerjac].”
Throughout his performance career, Mr Boomerjac amassed $141,688 in earnings. His biggest triumphs were the 1998 NRBC Championship and a fifth-place finish in 1997 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Open Futurity, where he earned $31,999.
Mr Boomerjac sired more than $960,000 in earnings, with his magic cross coming with the great broodmare Taris Little Vintage. His pairing with that mare resulted in his three leading earners and a large part of his enduring impact on the sport: Taris Designer Genes, Taris Modern Design and Vintage Boom ($81,109).
The crown jewel was the great Taris Designer Genes, a 2003 mare who became the 2006 NRHA Futurity Open Champion with Randy Paul, winning more than $272,931 during her show career before launching a great career as a broodmare.
“[Mr Boomerjac’s] foals had his athleticism and his kindness. They’ve all been so easy to train, so nice. Never ever had to correct anything. Always wanted to please, that’s the truth,” Brazeau said.
Taris Designer Genes has so far produced more than $575,000 in performers including Icecube ($151,380, by SG Frozen Enterprize) and Designed With Shine ($113,166, by Smart And Shiney).
The full sister to Taris Designer Genes, Taris Modern Design, earned $87,017 in the show pen and embarked on a stellar broodmare career of her own with current offspring earnings of more than $386,336 – led by NRBC Level 4 Open Champion Modern Gun ($222,026, by Gunners Special Nite).
In all, Mr Boomerjac’s daughters have so far produced $1,092,623 in earners according to EquiStat.