19th Million Dollar Sire Named

Photo by John Brasseaux

Viola Scott’s Magnum Chic Dream created a “most special weekend” at the 2010 National Reining Breeders Classic in Katy, Texas. During the open finals, Gilberto Leal’s Stop Like A Dream and NRHA Professional Jordan Larson, Aubrey, TX, earned nearly $66,000 to push the sire’s offspring earnings over one million dollars. With these unofficial earnings, Magnum Chic Dream is NRHA’s 19th Million Dollar Sire.

Viola Scott and her husband Jack were in Katy to enjoy the historic moment. She commented about her stallion’s achievement beaming with pride, “We’re most excited and still smiling. We have a special place in our heart for all the Magnum Chic Dream babies. We love them all and have so many favorites. This past year has been especially exciting. We’ve loved watching NRHA Professional Casey Hinton, Whitesboro, TX, and his Lil Magnum Jessie win reserve at the 2009 NRHA Futurity. We’re also proud of Bit of Magnum who we bred and raised. Nicole Sinkule was the amateur reining world champion at the AQHA World Show on him last year. This weekend it was exciting to see Jordan Larson ride Gilberto Leal’s Stop Like A Dream. The mare just came up from Mexico. She is as honest as the day is long.”

She continued, “Jack and I try to make the big shows to watch each one. We go where all the Magnums go. They’re like our grandchildren.”

In 1998, Viola was looking for a new horse to compete on when she found Magnum Chic Dream. She bought him as a two-year-old in training with Patti Brownshadel and intended to geld him and use him as her non pro horse. She said, “He was such a nice fella we never gelded him. Even when we started breeding, he was the same sweet boy. He’s so nice, good-minded and willing. I enjoyed every moment showing him and enjoy riding him still. We moved to Sherman, Texas to be closer to him.”

Viola said she’s had a lot of good offers for him in the past, but never thought twice about keeping him in the family. “People say that ‘every horse is for sale,’ but not this one!”

Magnum Chic Dream (Smart Chic Olena x Sailin Barbee) accumulated more than $44,000 in NRHA earnings. He was a finalist in the NRHA Futurity Level 4 and Level 3 Open divisions with NRHA Professional Patti Brownshadel and won the 2004 AQHA Sr. Reining World Championship with Casey Hinton. His top earning offspring include: Lil Magnum Jessie ($131,782 LTE, NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open Reserve Champion, Rocky Mountain Summer Slide Level 4 Open Champion, John Deere Futurity Level 4 Open finalist); This Chicsdundreamin ($86,658 LTE, 2009 NRBC Level 3 Non Pro Champion, 2008 NRBC Level 3 Non Pro Reserve Champion, Level 2 Non Pro Champion, two-time NRBC Level 4 Non Pro finalist, NRHA Derby Level 3 Open finalist); Magnum With A Dream ($80,804 LTE, NRHA Derby Level 3 Open Reserve Champion, NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open finalist, NRBC Level 4 and Level 3 Open finalist, NRHA Derby Level 4 and Level 3 Open finalist).

~ courtesy NRHA

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