Dual Pep: Cutting Horse Legend

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.

photo of Dual Pep -dark, shiny brown with a white stripe down his nose - running in a field

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.

Cowboy posing with Peppy San Badger, a shiny dark brown horse
Peppy San Badger

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.

photo of Dual Rey, a medium brown horse with a white star and nose
Dual Rey

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.

photo of cowboy riding tears from heaven surrounded by cattle in a quarter horse cutting competition
Tears From Heaven. Photo by Katie Marchetti