Topsail Whiz: NRHA’s first seven million dollar sire
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – In 2008, NRHA Hall of Fame inductee Topsail Whiz reached the top of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) all-time sire list with total offspring earnings of $5,527,700 surpassing Hollywood Dun It’s mark of $5,494,100. The following year, the stallion achieved another NRHA milestone by becoming the first sire in NRHA history to have offspring earnings in excess of $6 million. Today according to current NRHA records, the sire has achieved another first – he is the first NRHA Seven Million Dollar Sire.
Bob Loomis’ Topsail Whiz (Topsail Cody x Jeanie Whiz Bar by Cee Red) is an NRHA Hall of Famer who earned $49,865 in the NRHA show ring. His successes included an All American Quarter Horse Congress Junior Reining Championship, 1991 NRHA Lazy E Classic Open Championship and a third place finish in the 1990 NRHA Open Futurity. Last fall, the reining community mourned the loss of this great stallion.
Topsail Whiz’s offspring have shown their prowess in the reining arena and are comprised of many champions such as: The Great Whiz (2003 NRHA Open Futurity Champion and 2003 Canadian Reining Breeders Classic Champion), Easy Otie Whiz (2006 World Equestrian Games (WEG) Team Gold Medalist), Walla Walla Whiz (2007 NRHA Open Derby Champion), Whizard Jac (1996 NRHA Open Futurity Champion, 1999 first-ever USEF Reining Championship winner), Remin Whiz (2002 American Quarter Horse Association World Champion Junior Reining Horse) and Topgun Whiz (1998 NRHA Futurity Limited Open division champion and 1999 Open Derby Champion).
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