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The Equi-Stat money includes payouts from shows in addition to all incentive earnings attributed to the sire.
Topsail Whiz, a 1987 American Quarter Horse stallion, is owned by Bob Loomis Quarter Horses Inc., Marietta, Okla., where the stallion currently stands. Topsail Whiz (Topsail Cody x Jeanie Whiz Bar x Cee Red) is an NRHA Hall of Famer who earned $57,178 in the show ring, according to Equi-Stat. Ridden by Bob Loomis, Topsail Whiz placed third at the 1990 NRHA Futurity, even though a bout with Potomac fever took the young stallion out of training from July through September of his third year. The pair also won a Junior Reining Championship at the All American Quarter Horse Congress and an Open title at the NRHA Lazy E Classic.
The Great Whiz, a 2000 stallion out of Shirleys Folly by Great Pine, is the leading foal of Topsail Whiz. Originally trained and shown by Duane Latimer, this stallion worked to the Open Championship at the 2003 NRHA Futurity and Canadian Reining Breeders Classic. In that single year, the gelding, owned by Lance Griffin, earned $219,862. In 2004, The Great Whiz and Latimer tied for second at the National Reining Breeders Classic. Said and done, The Great Whiz has $273,969 in total lifetime earnings.
Easy Otie Whiz is the other Topsail Whiz foal to have earned over $200,000 in reining winnings. This 1999 stallion out of Miss Poco Easy by My Lucero is owned by Outwest Stallion Station, Scottsdale, Ariz. He started off with a tie for fifth at the 2002 NRHA Futurity in the Open with Latimer riding, and the pair also finished fourth at the 2003 NRBC and NRHA Derby. In 2004, the horse carried former owner Frank Bolea to the Intermediate Non-Pro win at the NRBC. Matt Mills started riding the stallion, and they won the 2006 Adequan/United States Equestrian Federation Reining Championship, thus earning a coveted spot on the Gold Medal American team that competed a month later at the World Equestrian Games in Germany.