The great cutting horse and leading cutting horse sire Smart Little Lena was humanely euthanized this morning at 11am after suffering a stroke. I haven't found an article on the passing yet, but this little horse had a big imprint on my life and the life of many who knew him. What a wonderful cutting horse and great sire. I'll post an article when I find one, until then here is a recap of the NCHA Triple Crown winner.
- One of only three horses to win the NCHA Triple Crown (Futurity, Super Stakes, Derby), also the first horse to win this honor
- Life time earnings $743,275 (in only 8 shows)
- 550 money earning offspring
- Cutting horse offspring earnings: $26,565,935
- Reining horse offspring earnings: $484,412
17 World Champions
11 Reserve World Champions
110 Register of Merit (ROM)
Smart Little Lena was sired by Doc O'Lena (Doc Bar x Poco Lena), and was out of Smart Peppy (Peppy San x Royal Smart).
Edited to add an article link: http://quarterhorsenews.com/index.php/cutting/cutting-outside-the-p...