Only four stallions in history are distinguished as being a National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Three Million Dollar Sire. NRHA is pleased to welcome Gallo Del Cielo, a.k.a. “Rooster,” to this acclaimed list of that includes Hollywood Dun It, Topsail Whiz, Smart Chic Olena and Shining Spark as Rooster’s offspring earnings now total $3,041,295. Congratulations go to his owner, the Joseph & Karalyn Revocable Trust.
Outstanding achievers by Gallo Del Cielo include Roosters Wrangler (owned by Mosing & Solum Stables LLC), the 1999 NRHA Level 4 Open Futurity Reserve Champion with $125,653 in NRHA LTE to his credit and Ricochet Rooster (owned by Manuel Bonzano), the 2000 NRHA Level 4 Open Futurity Reserve Champion with $148,708 in NRHA LTE. Lapke Quarter Horses’ Lena Gallo had only three shows under his belt when Rooster crossed the million dollar mark. The ten-year-old stallion out of Heavenly Doc is now the sire’s highest earning offspring with $176,058 in NRHA LTE.
The 1989 bay stallion comes from a royal pedigree – he is by AQHA and NCHA Hall of Famer Peppy San Badger and is out of NCHA Hall of Famer Docs Starlight by Doc Bar. The cross has proven to generate other stellar producers like NRHA Million Dollar Sire Grays Starlight and Paddys Irish Whiskey.
Incorporated in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association is the standard setting body of the sport of Reining. NRHA, with their International Headquarters in Oklahoma City, is responsible for promoting the sport and working to ensure the highest standards of competition. To learn more about the NRHA, its programs and family of corporate partners, visit http://nrha.com/.