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When the eye-catching palomino stallion named Nu Chex To Cash—an NRHA Hall of Fame inductee—recently became the tenth NRHA Two Million Dollar Sire, TSB author Kayla Starnes couldn’t help but smile. His offspring’s official NRHA earnings now total $2,002,150. Hilldale Farm, of Brashear, Tex., has owned Nu Chex To Cash since 1995 and has bred his top three earning offspring.

Hilldale Farm was also formerly the home of Helluva Chex, a Nu Chex To Cash son who sired Kayla’s 2011 colt “Chex” (and who TSB featured on our 2011-2012 catalog, which you can download on our homepage HERE).

“It is quite an accomplishment for Nu Chex To Cash to reach the two million dollar mark,” says Kayla. “Congratulations to him and his owners for such consistency producing champions. I am proud to own a grandson!”

Despite facing some adversity in his first year, including a barn fire (which he luckily escaped with only minor injury), Kayla’s colt is blossoming into a beautiful horse his famous grandsire can be proud of—check out the recent photos Kayla shared with us:

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Kayla, a writer and a photographer, is the author of TEAM ROPING 101: THE COMPLETE SPORT FROM HEADER TO HEELER, a super introduction to the popular family sport, endorsed by the USTRC. Kayla and her book will be part of the USTRC booth at AmerEquine Festival of the Horse, June 1-3, in Fort Worth, Texas. Representatives from Hot Heels roping dummies will be there, as well, and the public is invited to stop by, meet Kayla, and try their hand at roping.

Watch our blog and Facebook page for more information about our authors at the AmerEquine event in the month to come!

And you can order TEAM ROPING 101 from the TSB online bookstore, where shipping in the US is always FREE! BLOG BONUS!! Enter the coupon code TSBBLOG15 at checkout and get 15% off your entire order!


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Six horses died in the fire that ravaged eventer Boyd Martin's barn at True Prospect Farm early this morning.

We were all stunned and incredibly saddened when we heard that early this morning, a fire destroyed the barn Boyd Martin rented from Phillip Dutton Eventing at True Prospect Farm. Boyd lost six horses from his program in the fire; four others are at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center undergoing treatment. We applaud the heroic efforts of Boyd’s groom and two others who put themselves in harm’s way in their effort to rescue as many of the horses as possible. Our thoughts are with Boyd and Silva Martin, Phillip Dutton, and all the owners and riders who may have lost an eventing partner, and a friend, in this tragedy.

Trafalgar Square Books will donate 15% of all online sales at http://www.horseandriderbooks.com in the week ahead to the relief fund set up to help everyone at Windurra LLC and True Prospect Farm, as well as the owners and riders who have been impacted. In addition, TSB and Denny Emerson, author of HOW GOOD RIDERS GET GOOD, will donate a portion of the proceeds from the book sale and signing event to be held this Saturday, June 4, 2011, at the June Horse Trials at the Green Mountain Horse Association in South Woodstock, Vermont. The book signing event will begin around 5:30 pm, at the conclusion of stadium.

You can donate directly to the relief fund by visiting Boyd and Silva’s blog.

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