Nyla Dual, 2003 AQHA Mare STATUS- In foal to High Brows Blue Boon (2014 foal)
Sire: DUAL PEP- NCHA LTE- $313,000 Producer of over $23 million
Dam: Nylas Special Girl by (STRAWFLY SPECIAL- SI-97, AAA AQHA ROM Racing. Stakes winner. 25-11-4-3, $222,920. Won Southern California D., 2nd Bay Meadows Fut.(G1), etc. Sire of 603 ROM, 51 stakes winners, 1 champion, earning $25.6 million) Nylas Special Girl has produced almost $30,000.
2015- “Scarlett” had a super fancy gray dun colt by our own Willy B Gun Smart. She is confirmed in foal to Spooks Gotta Gun for a 2016 foal. Can’t wait!!
Nyla Dual was never shown. She was in training and showing great promise, but was in a career ending trailer accident before her futurity debut. She was in a two-horse straight load trailer that was rear ended. She healed quite well, and now you would never know it, but she would never be sound enough to handle the physical stresses that are put on a top-end competition cutting horse. It was decided that rather than risk injuring her for life, that, with her amazing breeding, she would be sold as a broodmare. She was then purchased by Wanderin’ Star Ranch, to be part of a budding cutting horse breeding program. Since then, she has produced a few extremely nice cutting horse babies for us. Her babies are true cow horses at heart and we are lucky to have such a special mare.
This cool mare has added conformation, bone, ‘athleticness’, speed, quick feet and cowyness to our program. She has produced 2 fillies and 1 colt for us, and they all had great bone, conformation, cow sense, and boy, are they athletic!
This is an article from Sally Harrisons Blog. This is about Nylas Special Girl and how she came to be crossed on the great Dual Pep. It contains some very cool history about our Nyla Dual. This was written in 2005.
“Among Strawkins’ fans at Ruidoso Downs on Derby day will be Tom and Jan Tofell, Millsap, Texas, who own Nylas Special Girl, a full sister to Strawkins’ dam and the mother of Smart Little Philus, by cutting sire Smart Little Jerry.
The Tofells, who worked for Ernest Cannon and cared for Jae Bar Fletch, when Cannon and Kenny Patterson rode the stallion as 1991 NCHA Non-Pro and 1989 Open World Champion, acquired Nylas Special Girl in 1996, at two, when they traded a “kid’s horse” for her.
The mare had been started once on the track and earned $475, and Jan thought she might make a nice barrel racer. Tom, however, had toyed with the idea of crossing a cutting horse to a racehorse, and when he received a breeding to Smart Little Jerry for helping to form that stallion’s syndicate, Nylas Special Girl went to the breeding barn instead of to the barrel races.
Smart Little Philus was the first foal out of Nylas Special Girl, as well as Smart Little Jerry’s first foal. Jason Clark(pictured right) trained the filly and showed her as one of the high-scoring horses in the first go-round of the NCHA Futurity.
“I was with Dan Lufkin when he decided to breed Doc N Missy to Dash For Cash,” Tofell recalled. “His idea was that if you breed an athlete to an athlete, you’re going to get an athlete.” Miss N Cash, 1987 NCHA Derby champion and NCHA Futurity sire, was the result of Lufkin’s cross.
“Shorty Freeman was one for it, too,” Tofell added. “He said that a little bit of race doesn’t hurt a bit in these horses.”
Bobby Pidgeon, owner of Bar H Ranche, noticed Smart Little Philus, when Clark was showing her. When Pidgeon inquired about her pedigree and found out about her strong racing blood, he offered Tofell a breeding to Dual Pep in exchange for an embryo from Nylas Special Girl. The foals are now two-year-olds and training well. (One of these two-year-olds was our Nyla Dual)
“Bobby said he likes a running Quarter Horse (as an outcross) rather than a Thoroughbred because a Thoroughbred reaches and a Quarter Horse pulls,” Tofell explained.
This year, Nylas Special Girl produced two colts by Freckles Fancy Twist (one for the stallion’s owner, Daniel Bloom, and one for Tofell), and she is carrying a Bets CD foal for 2007. In 2007, however, Nylas Special Girl may go another route.
“I took her papers over to Sleepy Gilbreath,” explained Tofell, referring to the leading race trainer and All American Futurity winner. “He looked at them and said, You know, you might have one of the best bred mares in the State of Texas and you’re breeding her to a damned cutting horse.’ It was kind of funny, but we’re thinking about breeding her to Brimmerton next year.”
Brimmerton, a son of First Down Dash who stands at the Four Sixes Ranch, won the 2004 Rainbow Derby and All American Derby.”