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Smart Chic Olena in 1999. • Photo by John Brasseaux.

From the Archives: Smart Chic Olena

At the turn of the century, versatile stallion Smart Chic Olena’s career as a sire was taking off, buoyed by waves of successful offspring. The late stallion, who died in June 2012, now stands at $14 million in progeny earnings, with foals competing in cutting, reining, reined cow horse, barrel racing and team roping — […]
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Hottish Offspring Still on Fire

When Hottish hit the cutting pen in 2011 and went on to accumulate more than $300,000 in just more than three years, it was clear he was a strong force in the industry.

Gunner Claims NRHA Five Million Dollar Sire Status In Nine Months

GunnerIn less than nine months after earning his Four Million Sire status, Colonels Smoking Gun (Gunner) has become the National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) fourth Five Million Dollar Sire. As of May 13, the NRHA Hall of Fame inductee has official offspring earnings of $5,096,543.

“We feel very lucky to have another great horse in our life, Hollywood Dun It being the first. No matter how great any horse is, it still takes all the people in his life to make him successful. We have so many people to thank for his success and we just want each of them to know how much we appreciate their investment in Gunner and our program,” said Tim and Colleen McQuay after learning of the achievement.