July 24, 2008 — The record books for the sport of reining have seen several additions this year, including the most recent change moving Topsail Whiz to the top of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) All-Time Leading Sire standings, the creation of the first-ever Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Reining Championships and the first-ever consecutive champions of the NRHA Open Futurity, National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) and NRHA Derby with Arcese Quarter Horses USA’s Wimpys Little Chic and Shawn Flarida. Topsail Whiz climbed to the top of the all-time sire list in July with total offspring earnings of $5,527,700. With this, he surpassed Hollywood Dun It’s mark of $5,494,100.
Topsail Whiz, a 1987 American Quarter Horse stallion, is owned by Bob Loomis Quarter Horses, Inc., of Marietta, Okla., where the stallion currently stands. Topsail Whiz (Topsail Cody x Jeanie Whiz Bar by Cee Red) is an NRHA Hall of Famer who earned $54,000 in the show ring. His successes included an All American Quarter Horse Congress Junior Reining Championship, NRHA Lazy E Classic Open Championship and a third-place finish in the NRHA Open Futurity.
Topsail Whiz’s offspring have shown their prowess in the reining arena and are comprised of many champions, such as The Great Whiz ($256,500 – 2003 NRHA Open Futurity Champion), Easy Otie Whiz ($233,600 – 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games Team Gold Medalist), Walla Walla Whiz ($179,200 – 2007 NRHA Open Derby Champion), Whizard Jac ($155,200 – 1996 NRHA Open Futurity Champion), Remin Whiz ($145,700 – 2002 American Quarter Horse Association World Champion Junior Reining Horse) and Topgun Whiz ($145,600 – 1998 NRHA Futurity Limited Open division and 1999 Open Derby Champion).
Hollywood Dun It, owned by McQuay/Easton, LLC, reigned as the NRHA All-Time Leading Sire for many years as his sons and daughters broke into the million dollar realm in 1997. His current offspring earnings are $5,494,100. He was inducted into the NRHA Hall of Fame and broke the $2 million-mark in 2000. The Hollywood Jac 86 sire was out of Blossom Berry, a daughter of Dun Berry. His arena achievements included 1986 NRHA Futurity Reserve Open Champion and 1987 NRHA Derby Open Champion.