A Silver Spoonful

Hes A Peptospoonful. Photo by Don Shugart

I recently read on www.sallyharrison.com that David and Stacie McDavid – owners of Hes A Peptospoonful – have offered to dish out $1 million dollars to the owner of any Hes A Peptospoonful offspring who can claim the title of National Cutting Horse Association Open Futurity Champion through to 2013. I believe this was in place for the 2009 Futurity, but obviously unclaimed, as the Dual Rey-sired stallion Rockin W was guided to that spectacular 229 finish by Tony Piggott.

The McDavid family are also offering a sizable bonus to non-pro, limited non-pro and amateur winners sired by Hes A Peptospoonful or Widows Freckles at all three of NCHA’s Triple Crown events, through the 2014 NCHA Summer Spectacular. In fact, they intend to match the official NCHA payout to any Hes A Peptospoonful-sired or Widows Freckles-sired offspring that win the non-pro, limited non-pro and amateur divisions of the NCHA Futurity, NCHA Super Stakes and NCHA Derby from the 2009 NCHA Futurity through the 2014 NCHA Derby.

According to Harrison’s blog post, David McDavid purchased Hes A Peptospoonful at the 2001 NCHA Futurity, where the three-year-old “had captured headlines by becoming the first horse in 30 years to win both go-rounds and the semi-finals. The red roan stallion was in the news again during the 2006 NCHA Futurity, where his first foals made an impressive showing in the finals.”

Hes A Peptospoonful stands at Joe Landers Stallion Station near the cutting capital of North America, Weatherford, Texas. His stud fee is currently $8,500 U.S.