2021 Breeding Sire Top 5: Southern Playboy
Congratulations to Southern Playboy on being named an MFTHBA Top 5 Breeding Sire. He was named Breeding Sire of the Year in 2012, 2014, 2019, and 2020. Southern Playboy has also garnered the MFTHBA Stallion of the Year, winning this title in 2013. Owned by Clyde Connelly, Southern Playboy is the 2006 World Grand Champion and an MFTHBA Hall of Fame stallion. Southern Playboy was sired by Southern Sunrise and out of Missouri Laurel (by Missouri’s Cassey Jones).
The MFTHBA thanks Mr. Connelly for his contributions to the future generations of Missouri Fox Trotters through his stallion Southern Playboy.. Southern Playboy and Mr. Connelly will be formally recognized for this accomplishment at the 2022 Spring Show and Three Year Old Futurity.
The MFTHBA Membership Committee established the Breeding Sire of the Year award to recognize stallions providing significant impact to the continuation of the breed. In addition, the award was designed to encourage foal registration in a timely manner, something that helps the MFTHBA in its task to preserve the registry of the breed.
The criteria for the award are simple:
- All stallions who submit an on-time stallion breeding report are eligible.
- The 2021 Top Breeding Sires represent the stallions with the most foals born in 2021 and registered with the MFTHBA by December 31, 2021.
In 2021, Stallion Breeding Reports were submitted for 147 stallions. Those stallions came from 5 different countries and 21 different states. 46% of the stallions lived in the state of Missouri.
Rounding out the Top 10 Breeding Sires:
6. Doug’s Renegade Storm
7. Another Missouri Traveler
8. Rowdy’s Pride D.N.
9. Sensation’s Southern Smoke GWL
10. Legend’s Charming Lad
10. Phantom of the Ozarks
10. Southern Blue Buck