NOTES: BREEDER. "Shadow" is a quick, cowy gelding that should make an excellent cutting prospect. He is very athletic. He was born in May and has lot of room to grow. Xrays available per seller. In training with Travis Stewart. NCHA Super Stakes nominated.
SIRE: ONCE IN A BLU BOON (2008). $319,002: AQHA World Champion Senior Cutting Horse; NCHA Open Classic/Challenge Champion. A 2020 & 2021 QData Top 5 Leading Sire of Cutting Money-Earners; 2020 & 2021 QData Top 10 Sire of RCH Money-Earners; a 2021 QData Top 25 Sire of Ranch Horse Money-Earners. Sire of 294 money-earners, $5,072,606, 30 AQHA point-earners, including BADBOONARISING ($367,101: NCHA Open Futurity Reserve Champion), ALL SPICE ($362,304: NCHA Open Futurity Champion), TWICE IN SANTIAGO ($276,587: NCHA Horse of the Year), HERE COMES THE BOON ($237,219: NRCHA Open Futurity Champion), BOONDEXTEROUS ($166,272: 3rd NCHA Super Stakes 5-Year-Old Special Non-Pro), DEPUTY DROOPY ($131,154: top 10 NCHA Non-Pro Super Stakes Derby), BLU TOO SMART ($128,644: Southern Open Futurity Co-Reserve Champion), PEPSI BOON ($126,083: finalist NCHA Open Futurity), BLU VELVET ($122,157: split 3rd NCHA Non-Pro Super Stakes), ONCE IN LOVE ($116,514: NCHA $100,000 Amateur Futurity Champion), TEXAS TUXXEDO ($103,546: semi-finalist NCHA Open Futurity), MISS BLU BOON ($99,849: top 10 NCHA Super Stakes 5-Year-Old Special Open), BLU CHIP CAT ($89,163: top 10 NCHA Classic/Challenge Int. Open), ONCE MOR ($89,116: finalist NCHA Open Futurity), OVERTHEBOONFORYOU ($84,022: Brazos Bash Open Futurity Champion).
DAM: SMART MERLENA (2006). $29,729: finalist NCHA Amateur Futurity; 4th NCHA Senior Amateur Futurity; finalist NCHA Super Stakes Amateur; NCHA Super Stakes Senior Amateur Reserve Champion; top 10 Canadian Supreme Open to the World Open Classic. Full sister to FRECKLED MERADA ($4,755: 5th Canadian CHA National Finals $5,000 Novice Horse Non-Pro). Half-sister to REYS MAGIC MERLIN ($23,411: NCHA Classic/Challenge Primetime Amateur Champion), MERLENAS CAT ($14,894: top 10 NCHA Eastern Nationals $15,000 Novice Horse Non-Pro), WOODYS HONEY WAGON ($9,155: Cotton Stakes $100,000 Unlimited Amateur Derby Reserve Champion), DUAL REY FRECKLES ($7,134: finalist Abilene Spectacular Non-Pro Derby), ML PEPTO LENA (AQHA point-earner: SHOT Collegiate Year-End Ranch Pleasure Novice Reserve Champion).