Rubys Radar and Zane Davis won the first $150,000 Invitational Fence Work Challenge at The Run For A Million. • Photo by Molly Montag.

The Run For A Million Cow Horse Challenge Sires

In 2021 and 2022 The Run For A Million (TRFAM) boosted EquiStat offspring earnings for a select number of horses, sires and riders. In honor of the 2023 TRFAM let’s look back at impactful sires in the Reined Cow Horse Challenge so far.

The top sire was EquiStat $21 Million Sire One Time Pepto (Peptoboonsmal x One Time Soon x Smart Little Lena). In 2021 at the inaugural Cow Horse Challenge, EquiStat Elite $2 Million Rider Zane Davis took Rubys Radar (One Time Pepto x Ruby Bagonia x Peppy San Badger) to Las Vegas and the pair became the first champions, they took home a check for $60,000 and added that much to their EquiStat records.

Last year, Hott Rod (Hottish x Sugars Smart Kitty x High Brow Cat) piloted by EquiStat Elite $3 Million Rider Corey Cushing took home the Championship. Santiago Time and Nick Dowers took home a check for $2,000 and continued to add onto One Time Pepto‘s EquiStat record. The following horses are the top sires with offspring in TRFAM Cow Horse Challenge, many of them have offspring who will be attending this year as well. Find out who right here.

Top Ten: The Run For A Million Cow Horse Challenge Sires

Rank/ Sire/ Performers $/ # of Performers/ Performer Avg.

  1. One Time Pepto          $62,000.00          2          $31,000.00
  2. Metallic Cat          $61,250.00          7          $8,750.00
  3. Hottish          $50,000.00          1          $50,000.00
  4. Dual Spark          $36,500.00          1          $36,500.00
  5. Travelin Jonez          $22,500.00          1          $22,500.00
  6. WR This Cats Smart          $19,300.00          4          $4,825.00
  7. Mr Playinstylish          $13,500.00          1          $13,500.00
  8. Smart Chic Olena          $12,000.00          1          $12,000.00
  9. Bet Hesa Cat           $10,500.00          2          $5,250.00
  10. Smooth As A Cat          $10,000.00          1          $10,000.00