Just in from the NRHA, Smart Like Juice is officially the newest member to join an elite group of National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) sires. With NRHA offspring earnings of $2,004,820, he now accompanies nine other influential reining sires on the NRHA Two Million Dollar Sire list. The 1994 sorrel stallion, by Smart Little Lena and out of Jessies Oak, is owned by Smart Like Juice, Inc. of Markham, Ill. He was bred by renowned cutter Lindy Burch of Weatherford, Tex.
Smart Like Juice became an NRHA Million Dollar Sire following the 2008 NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was the 16th stallion to earn that designation.
In the show arena, he earned $56,100 in NRHA competition including a top ten finish at the 1997 NRHA Open Futurity with Ken Eppers, 1998 Carolina Classic Derby Level 4 Open Reserve Championship and Level 2 Open Championship with Ed Fear, and in 2003 he earned the Non Pro class championship at the NRHA Futurity with Jose Vazquez riding.