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Gunner Is An NRHA Six Million Dollar Sire

Gunner byTristanDarkColonels Smoking Gun (Gunner) • photo by Tristan DarkWith the month of April being a busy time in National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) competition, the legend of NRHA Hall of Fame stallion Colonels Smoking Gun (Gunner) had more pages added to the story. Thanks to the success of his offspring, Gunner has become the NRHA’s fifth Six Million Dollar Sire. His official NRHA offspring earnings now are $6,013,250.

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Mandy McCutcheon Becomes NRHA Two Million Dollar Rider

Ms Whiz Dunit MMcCutcheonNRHA Two Million Dollar Rider Mandy McCutcheon, with Ms Whiz DunitThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) congratulated its newest Two Million Dollar Rider, Mandy McCutcheon, for unofficially becoming the first non-pro and first female rider to earn the designation.

California Chrome Confirmed For Preakness Stakes

Kentucky Derby (G1) winner California Chrome is headed to the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, May 17, bringing trainer Art Sherman back to Maryland for the first time in 55 years. Read more about California Chrome on turf writer Michael Compton’s blog.

California Chrome Wins Kentucky Derby

True to his form this year, California Chrome made it look easy in the Kentucky Derby. He became the first California-bred horse in 52 years to win the first leg of the Triple Crown, and he continued the fairytale story of his 77-old-year trainer and the small-time owners who bred him with a total investment of […]

Horse Owners Sue Rescue Group

A group of six horse owners are suing a local equine rescue, claiming extortion, racketeering and wire fraud. They are accusing Equine Angels Rescue of using bullying tactics to take their horses. A judge’s order has returned some of the horses to their owners, who say the horses came back in worse condition than before. […]

Zane Davis & Rubys Radar Seal Open Victory

RubysRadarZDRubys Radar and Zane Davis • Photo by Stephanie DuquetteIn 1988, National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) professional Zane Davis won a National High School Rodeo Championship at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo. Twenty-five years later, he returned to the same venue to win the NRCHA Hackamore Classic Open Championship aboard Rubys Radar (One Time Pepto x Ruby Bagonia x Peppy San Badger), owned by Billie Filippini.


Rubys Radar & Zane Davis Lead NRCHA Hackamore Classic Rein Work

RubysRadarRubys Radar and Zane Davis • Photo by Primo MoralesThe first phase of National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Hackamore Classic competition, the rein work, wrapped up under sunny skies at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo, Colo., Wednesday, April 30. Leading the field of Open contenders is Rubys Radar, shown by Zane Davis, of Blackfoot, Idaho, and owned by Billie Filippini. The 2010 stallion scored a 146.5.