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.

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.

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.

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.

Tears From Heaven. Photo by Katie Marchetti