A Jewel of an Addition to the Million Dollar Sire Roster
Saturday, January 9, 2016
Oklahoma City, Okla. – There are some who would say that Like A Diamond isn’t the real deal. He’s never earned a penny in the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) show pen or represented his country in International Reining competition, but a look at his pedigree belies those facts when it comes to his progeny and their potential to excel in the sport.
By NRHA Million Dollar Sire Grays Starlight and out of Diamonds Jewel Wood, Like A Diamond first came to Reining prominence in 2001 as the sire of NRHA Open Futurity Champion RR Star with a young Andrea Fappani at the reins. RR Star made history as the first Paint Horse to win the NRHA Futurity and to make things more exciting he did it following a run-off. He then went on to top the 2003 NRHA Derby with Tim McQuay riding.
Foaled in 1992, the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) sorrel overo stallion Like A Diamond achieved success in the cutting pen at APHA and National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) competitions. His lifetime earnings total $9,579. In NCHA competition he was a Finalist in the NCHA Open Super Stakes. In APHA he was the 1996 APHA World Champion Junior Cutting Horse and earned 23 APHA cutting points and a Register Of Merit in cutting. Owned by Sue Hearst, Like A Diamond stands at Oswood Stallion Station, Weatherford, Texas.
In the breeding shed, Like A Diamond has transferred his athletic ability in the cutting pen to the excitement and success in the Reining arena of his offspring. In addition to RR Star (LTE $222,751), RU Missin Diamonds (LTE $144,487), Gunnin For Diamonds ($66,203), Premier Diamond ($65,638), Like A Smart Diamond ($39,140) are some of the colorful Paint’s most successful reining progeny. His offspring have cumulatively won in excess of $1,004,186.
NRHA is pleased to congratulate this outstanding sire of reining horses – Like A Diamond, NRHA’s newest Million Dollar Sire!
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