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Dual Pep running in his pasture in 1998. He was 13 at the time. • Photo by John Brasseaux.

From the Archives: Dual Pep

Dual Pep — a chestnut stallion with three white socks and a proud, intelligent aura — made a lasting impression on the Western performance horse industry through his own accomplishments and progeny. Dual Pep’s Performance Dual Pep accumulated a hefty $307,384 in lifetime earnings throughout his six-year cutting career. The stallion competed in the 1988 […]
Olena Dually and Charles Spence work a cow in Memphis, Tennessee

Olena Dually, a Cutting Ironman, Dies at 29

Over the course of his 29 years, Olena Dually had a fully merited reputation as one of cutting’s most durable ironmen, competing every year between 1994 and 2006, and back again for a very brief break from retirement in 2012. To his credit, in addition to an Equi-Stat record of just more than $302,000, are three appearances […]
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Legendary Sire Dual Pep Dies at 33

Acclaimed cutting horse sire Dual Pep has passed away. The stallion was humanely euthanized Sept. 25, just two days after his daughter Tears From Heaven captured the Brazos Bash Futurity Open title less than 10 miles away from his longtime home at Alpha Equine.
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Tears From Heaven Carries Cooper to Brazos Bash Championship

The Brazos Bash Futurity Open Championship was led by a 217 marked from the first draw, which held strong throughout nearly the entirety of the class. That is, until the Dual Pep mare Tears From Heaven and Michael Cooper earned a 222 from the last draw with a performance that wowed the crowd and sent […]