Million Dollar Watch at the 6666 NRHA Derby presented by Markel

Potential Multi-Million Dollar Rider Shawn Flarida – $6,900,544 Potential Multi-Million Dollar Rider Shawn Flarida – $6,900,544 Photos by International Horse Press/Domenico Paolicelli
June 17, 2022

The 6666 National Reining Horse Association Derby presented by Markel is the second richest event in reining, with more than $1.3 million paid out in 2021. Once again, the Level 4 Open Champion will win $75,000, the Level 4 Non Pro titlist will pocket $30,000, and there are guaranteed payouts for the rest of the regular divisions in the Non Pro and Open. Special division sponsors, including Story Book Stables, Colston Paving, Tamarack Ranch, and Clark’s Pump-N-Shop account for an additional $110,000 in added money.

With so much cash on the line, it’s obvious that earning a check during the 12 days of competition is quite an accomplishment, and in some instances can push an owner, rider, sire, or dam past a career milestone.
Surpassing one million dollars in earnings in any of those categories is cause for celebration, and on the eve of the preliminary rounds for the Derby, several are in striking distance of their next—or first—million.
Although there are a few shows still outstanding, current earnings were pulled Thursday morning. The following lists show those closest to the next million.  


Potential Million Dollar Riders
    •    Justin Mathison – $975,285
    •    Martin Larcombe – $957,263
    •    Arno Honstetter – $928,666


Multi-Million Dollar Riders
    •    Shawn Flarida – $6,900,544
    •    Casey Deary – $2,981,233
    •    Tom McCutcheon – $1,971,303


Potential Million Dollar Sires
    •    Smart And Shiney – $999,811
    •    Electric Code – $949,950
    •    SG Frozen Enterprize – $898,106
    •    Colonels Shining Gun – $852,341


Multi-Million Dollar Sires
    •    Walla Walla Whiz – $3,982,323
    •    Jacs Electric Spark – $3,743,878
    •    A Sparkling Vintage – $2,881,132
    •    Whizkey N Diamonds – $1,996,939
    •    Lil Joe Cash – $1,845,373


Potential Million Dollar Dams
    •    Wind Her Up Shiner – $969,614
    •    Wind Her Up Chic – $842,736


Multi-Million Dollar Owners
    •    Mandy McCutcheon – $1,917,449
    •    Tom McCutcheon – $1,753,748

By NRHA Press Release