The elite list of those that have achieved $4 Million Dollar Sire status in the National Reined Cow Horse Association now totals three with the inclusion of One Time Pepto. The red roan stallion, owned by Matthews Cutting Horses, now has NRCHA earners of more than $4,078,998.37, as of January 5, 2022.
Jeffrey and Sheri Matthews own the 2001 stallion sired by Peptoboonsmal and out of One Time Soon, by Smart Little Lena, and bred by David and Clare Capps. The Matthews have owned One Time Pepto since 2002. When the horse achieved NRCHA Million Dollar Sire status in 2014, there were only 61 NRCHA earners to his credit. Now, 232 offspring have contributed to the stallions astounding $4 million mark. The foals continue the red roan stallion’s show pen success, where under trainer Matt Gaines, One Time Pepto earned more than $330,000 in the cutting pen.
“To have the cow horse guys accept this horse and have him fit their needs, as well as the cutting, is more than we ever dreamed of,” said Jeffrey Matthews. “At 20 years old, he is still breeding, but now, the One Time Pepto broodmares are really emerging as a desirable bottom side for multiple crosses. You have to have it all for a broodmare, bone, look and eye appeal.”
The sire’s top offspring include household names in the reined cow horse industry, including 2013 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity® Open Champion Time For The Diamond (out of Diamonds With Style) with $1339,580.17, 2012 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Reserve Champion This One Time (out of Katies Starlight) with $158,969.39 and the 2018 World’s Greatest Horseman Champion Hickory Holly Time (out of Hickorys Holly Cee) with $228,563.40. However, it is Rubys Radar (out of Ruby Begonia) that takes the top spot in One Time Pepto’s offspring earnings with $258,138.98 and the title of the 2021 The Run For A Million Fence Challenge Champion.
The stallion has seven offspring with more than $100,000 in earnings, and the total continues to climb. Additionally, One Time Pepto has National Cutting Horse Association offspring with earnings that put him as the number five leading sire.
“We are excited and this is very special to us,” said Sheri Matthews. “It is especially close to our heart since the cow horse has run deep in our lives.”
As an NRCHA Breeder Sponsor with solid support for the reined cow horse association over the years, the Matthews also help the popular Rodear National Finals that is held during the Snaffle Bit Futurity.
“There are only three stallions that have reached the $4 million sire milestone with NRCHA and made such a big impact on our association through their offspring,” said Anna Morrison, NRCHA executive director. “The Matthews are staunch NRCHA supporters, and we’re proud to celebrate this exciting achievement with them.”
For more information on the NRCHA Million Dollar Sires, visit nrcha.com.