The 2013 Crago Performance Prospect and Production Horse Sale is a family affair. Chuck and Mary along with their son Jade are the three main faces behind the sale, but the all of their children, Courtney, Billy, and Troy help with the production. Courtney and Hayse Worthington live in Stephenville, Texas and have a beautiful 11 month old daughter named Reata Rose. Courtney runs barrels on two daughters of Nonstop Bubblin with a young daughter of CM Nonstop Nitro that will also join the other two in the next couple of years. Hayse is a top team roper and they have consigned one Crago bred roping mare to the sale and another of his great heel horses. Billy and Laura Donovan live in Rapid City, South Dakota and are the parents to Alexia (9) and Austin (2). The family comes out for branding and you can always count on them to be there helping on sale day. Troy lives in Knoxville, Tennessee and is currently designing the new www.crago.com! Jade just graduated High School this spring and Chuck and Mary expect big things from him as an up and coming Barrel Futurity Trainer on Crago raised horses as well as a Barrel Horse Breeder. He is also going to the National High School Finals Rodeo mid July in the Cattle Cutting for the third time. This time he is competing on a horse named “King Flo” who is a feature in the sale. Jade also heads on a Crago raised gelding by Nonstop Bubblin named CM Bubblin Drifter.
The Crago’s are extremely proud of the stallions they stand and expect big things from their four youngest up and coming stallions! Their oldest stallion has already proven himself time and again.
Fresh and frozen semen available on all stallions!
Crago Stallions nominated to the SDRCHA, PESI, JJ Classic Futurities, 5 States Breeders, HAWKI/BRIF, Future Fortunes and Grid Iron view stallions for individual eligibility.
PC Bronsin is the senior sire at the Crago Ranch at 28 Years of age. He is a buckskin son of $3 Million Sire, Sun Frost, out of a daughter of AAA Race Stallion, John Red. Bronsin has sired winners in nearly every event you can imagine and they have always looked good doing it. Even though Bronsin is nearly done breeding, they still have Frozen Semen and many daughters in the broodmare band to continue his legacy.
Duals Blue Peppy is a 2003 Bay Roan Son of Duals Blue Boon, cutting earner of $200,000 out of Sweet Peppy Again, $300,000 cutting producer by Peppy San Badger. Dually’s list of accomplishments are both important and impressive to us. He was the 2007 SDRCHA Non Pro Derby Champion and after being put back into training has earned his AQHA Performance ROM, Qualified for the 2013 AQHA World Show in two events to date, and was the Reserve Champion at the 4 Event Stockhorse Stallenge in McCook, Nebraska. His colts are showing the same talent in multiple arena events!
CM Nonstop Nitro is a 2004 Black Stallion that was born and raised at the Crago Ranch. He is by the late, great Nonstop Bubblin, who won over $85,000 running barrels, out of a producing daughter of Doc O Dynamite. CM Nonstop Nitro has already sired a WPRA Money Earner and Futurity Champion from his crop to hit the arena! Nonstop Nitro is a very special stallion to the Crago’s as Nonstop Bubblin was owned by the Cragos for many years and ridden to many accomplishments by Mary Crago. One of the highlights of Mary’s year was to get a Nonstop Bubblin daughter out of a Money Earning daughter of CM Dynamite Frost via embryo transfer and frozen semen. The whole family is also looking forward to two foals by Nonstop Bubblin in 2014 out of a producing daughter of Dash Ta Fame and a proven daughter of Ihavepromises Tokeep (Former Crago Stallion by First Down Dash).
Fire on Bug is one of the newer additions and his first crop for the Crago Ranch came in 2013. All they can say is WOW! He is a 2001 Palomino Stallion by $4 Million Barrel Sire, Fire Water Flit out of futurity champion producing daughter of Shawne Bug, the decades leading Broodmare Sire of Barrel Horses. His oldest colts are hitting the arena and looking very promising.
Platinum Bully is the newest addition and was purchased after CM Dynamite Frost was tragically lost to lightning in the spring of 2012. He is a 2005 Bay Roan Son of the great, Bully Bullion, out of an outstanding Barrel Earning mare by Bold Array who was a Track Record Setter and earned a speed index of 106. Platinum Bully’s first crop produced a money earner at the BFA World Finals in 2012, the world’s largest Barrel Futurity and he most recently sired a money earner on the racetrack. Platinum Bully’s first crop of foals at the Crago Ranch also arrived in 2013 and we are very impressed with them as well! All in all, the Crago Family is very proud of their stallion line-up and hope to see their colts in the winners circle in the near future.
Although the Crago’s are very proud of their stallions, they know the broodmares are equally important. Their broodmare band consists of many mares they raised as well as some they bought that are own daughters of top stallions. They are the most proud of the mares they raised though, because they know both parents and how they sired or produced. This is an important aspect in knowing how each mares colt with move, look, and ride.
One of the 2013 Crago Performance Horse Sale features will be CM DYNAMITE SHAKE, a 5 yr old Buckskin gelding that was purchased from the ranch as a 2 yr old by Sam Flannery with Flannery Barrel Horses. Sam is one of the top Futurity riders in the nation, and has once again taken a Crago horse to the winners circle. Shake is a solid, consistent, 1D barrel horse and is patterned on the poles with extensive ranch use as well. Sam is a repeat customer from Crago Performance Horses.
Chuck, Mary, and Jade Crago will be hosting their first horse sale in 8 years along with guest consignors. They originally had 29 consecutive sales when a 10 year drought forced them to reduce their numbers and keep only their very best bloodlines.They continued to sell privately very successfully. Through this time, they have been selectively keeping mares and buying top bloodlines to insure a highly regarded sale.
The Cragos will feature some of the very top bloodlines in the performance world. Stallion power they stand behind includes, FIRE ON BUG, PLATINUM BULLY, CM NONSTOP NITRO, PC BRONSIN AND DUALS BLUE PEPPY along with powerfully bred broodmares to compliment them. Their stallions and broodmares are a big source of pride to them because they have put so much time into keeping and raising only the best. Their big focus is to nominate their stallions into breeders futurities and incentives, such as FUTURE FORTUNES, PESI, and BRIF along with several top paying futurities such as the 5 State Breeders Futurity, Cornhusker, Hawki, VGBRA, Southwest Desert Classic, JJ Classic, Grid Iron, Brn4d, SDRCHA and the AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders Program. They have a great mixture of speed and cow bloodlines bred to perform in many events. By getting their horses eligible, they will get into successful hands, and into the winners circle to achieve what they are bred to do.
The Crago Performance and Production Horse Sale will be held on August 31, 2013 at the Cadillac Ranch outside of Belle Fourche, SD. The sale will include 2013 foals, yearlings, started 2 year old prospects on up to finished performance horses and broodmares bred to our stallions. For a catalog or info concerning the sale, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call one of them at 1.605.892.4297. You can also find them on Facebook. They look forward to seeing everyone at the Crago Ranch this fall! Visitors are always welcome!