Southern Playboy Named 2019 Breeding Sire of the Year
Having won the title of MFTHBA Breeding Sire of the Year in 2012 and 2014, Southern Playboy returns to the top by being named the 2019 MFTHBA Breeding Sire of the Year with eighteen foals born and registered last year. Southern Playboy has also garnered awards as MFTHBA Stallion of the Year, winning this title in 2013. Owned by Clyde Connelly, Southern Playboy is the 2006 World Grand Champion and remains the oldest horse to win the prestigious World Grand Championship title. Southern Playboy was bred, trained, and shown by Mr. Connelly. 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 2020 Spring Show and Three Year Old Futurity.
The Breeding Sire of the Year award was established by the MFTHBA Membership Committee to recognize stallions providing a 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 2019 Top Breeding Sires represent the stallions with the most foals born in 2019 and registered with the MFTHBA by December 31, 2019.
Rounding out the Top 10 Breeding Sires:
2. SG Southern Velvet’s Stormy Ace
3. Sunrise’s Golden Image
4. Southern Sunrise’s Hotshot
5. Hollywood Playboy
6. Boss’s Midnight Cash
6. Southern Sunrise’s Romeo
7. Dandy’s Blue Harley
7. Swan Creek’s Dandy
7. I’m A Gentleman Too
8. Jester’s Charming Legend
9. The Knight Shadow V.S.
9. 4D Alabama Gunslinger
9. Grand Central
10. Dreamspinner’s Gold Keeper