On September 25, 2018, the quarter horse cutting world lost a legend. Acclaimed sire Dual Pep was 33, and left us peacefully, knowing it was his time.
Dual Pep was bred by Nic-A-Lode Farms. He was born in 1985, a son of Peppy San Badger. During his time in the cutting pen, he earned $307, 384.
He was described as stout, strong, and smart. He was a horse with so much heart, and knew that he was special.
His genetics are exceptional. As of his death, his foals have earned $25.8 million, and he has sired the dams of earners of $32.6 million.
His leading offspring are Dual Rey Me ($818,177), Dually Lena ($395,616), Olena Dually ($302,342), Tapt Twice,dmdj($285,226) and Playboy McCrae ($269,582).
His daughters are dams to two of the highest earners of all time: $852,612-earner Sister CD (CD Olena x Little Baby Sister x Dual Pep) and $850,628-earner Dont Look Twice (High Brow Cat x Tapt Twice x Dual Pep).
He was also the sire of Dual Rey, who was not a major earner himself, but sired the winners of over $41 million.
On Sunday, September 23, Dual Pep’s daughter, Tears From Heaven, won the 2018 Brash Bash, making Dual Pep the oldest living sire ever to have a major cutting futurity champion.