Southern Playboy Named 2020 Breeding Sire of the Year
Southern Playboy is named Breeding Sire of the Year for the 4th time. He was named Breeding Sire of the Year in 2012, 2014, 2019, and again for 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 2021 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 on 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 2020 Top Breeding Sires represent the stallions with the most foals born in 2020 and registered with the MFTHBA by December 31, 2020.
Rounding out the Top 10 Breeding Sires:
- Southern Sunrise’s Hotshot
- Hollywood Playboy
- The Knight Shadow VS
- Southern Sunrise’s Romeo
- King James’ Deacon
- I’m A Gentleman Too
- Dun Got It All
- Rowdy’s Pride D.N.
- Chocolate Bar M.