NRHA MILLION DOLLAR SIRE
Lil Joe Cash
2008 SORREL STALLION
2011 NRHA Open Futurity Champion
2011 Scottsdale Classic Open Futurity – 3rd
2011 Cowtown Classic Open Futurity – split 4th
2011 CA Reining Challenge Open Futurity Champion
2012 NRBC Open Derby – 8th
2012 NRHA Open Derby – 4th
2012 AQHA World Champion Jr Reining
2013 Tulsa Reining Classic Open Derby Champion
2014 NRHA $75,000 Shootout Champion
2019 Run For A Million $100,000 Shootout, 3rd
31 AQHA Points
Herda N/N GBED N/N PSSM N/N HYPP N/N MH N/N
OWNED BY: Lil Joe Cash, Inc
STANDING AT: Tom McCutcheon Reining Horses
2021 STUD FEE: $2,500
|Nu Cash||Nu Rendition|
|Nu Chex To Cash||Bueno Chex|
|Amarilla Chex||Karlye King|
|Lil Joe Cash||Peppy San Badger|
|Grays Starlight||Docs Starlight|
|RS Lilly Starlight||Zan Parr Express|
|Play Zana Express||Play Dot|
NU CHEX TO CASH: Lifetime earnings of $65,654. AQHA ROM; Superior Reining & WCH; NRHA Hall of Fame Horse; 1994 California Reining Challenge 3 & 4YO OP Champion; 1996 Palomino World Show SR WCH & SR Reining World Champion; 2002 NRHA LMT & INT OP World Champion & NP & INT NP Reserve World. Sire of offspring with earnings in excess of $3,300,000, including producers with get earnings in excess of $9,100,000.
RS LILLY STARLIGHT by Grays Starlight, $37,952. AQHA ROM; Superior HD, HL; & TD; AQHA Performance Champion; Hi Pt TD Mare; 2002 Kansas Reining Futurity 3YO OP Champion; 2006 AQHA World Show Superhorse.NU CHEX TO CASH: Lifetime earnings of $65,654. AQHA ROM; Superior Reining & WCH; NRHA Hall of Fame Horse; 1994 California Reining Challenge 3 & 4YO OP Champion; 1996 Palomino World Show SR WCH & SR Reining World Champion; 2002 NRHA LMT & INT OP World Champion & NP & INT NP Reserve World. Sire of offspring with earnings in excess of $3,300,000, including producers with get earnings in excess of $9,100,000.
2011 NRHA FUTURITY
LEVEL 4 OPEN CHAMPION
So, let’s break it down, scene-by-scene, story-by-story, beginning with Andrea Fappani and the stallion Lil Joe Cash.
It begins with a used car dealer from Waco, Texas, with the improbable name of Russell Giles. A self-made business woman in her mid-40s, Giles one day decided she wanted to re-engage her adolescent interest in horse competition. Of the various sports, Reining seemed like a safe, but thrilling choice. She bought a few horses and got familiar with the sport. Then, against the advice of her riding instructor, she decided to invest a small sum in a futurity prospect that caught her eye during a horse sale.
When the gavel dropped, she’d spent a paltry $7,700 for Lil Joe Cash (Nu Chex To Cash x RS Lilly Starlight), a seemingly unremarkable colt that the other buyers had overlooked. After a few false starts with trainers, she took the colt to NRHA Professional Brent Loseke, owner of The Colt Company, Aubrey, Texas, and a specialist in developing young horses.
NRHA – BY BY GAVIN EHRINGER, PHOTOGRAPHY BY JANA THOMASON, DAWN BAXSTROM & WALTENBERRY
2014 NRHA FUTURITY
LEVEL 4 SHOOTOUT CHAMPION
Lil Joe Cash, by Two Million Dollar Sire Nu Chex To Cash and out of RS Lilly Starlight by Million Dollar Sire Grays Starlight, and Fappani have quite a successful history together.
After winning the 2011 NRHA Futurity the duo went on to become NRBC and NRHA Derby finalists where they placed eighth and fourth, respectively. Their next big event was the
American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Championship Show where they captured the 2012 Junior Reining World championship. Switching the focus to the stallion’s breeding career, Lil Joe Cash was retired from the show arena in 2013. “I actually haven’t had him in training for almost a year and a half because there has been a lot of interest in him as a stud. So because I am on the West Coast and most of the breeding gets done in the central part of Texas, we put showing on the back burner for him and I wasn’t sure if we were ever going to show him again since he’s doing so well with the breeding,” Fappani said.
NRHA – LAURA MAE SCHOELLER, PHOTOGRAPHY BY WALTENBERRY
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