Smart Like Juice Inc. is NRHA’s Newest Million Dollar Owner


For Immediate Release – By Hayley Lewallen – June 21, 2013 – Oklahoma City, Okla.  The Nation Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is proud to add another name to its exclusive Million Dollar Owner list: Smart Like Juice Inc. This outstanding achievement makes Smart Like Juice Inc. No. 7 on this list, placing them among greats like Lance Griffin, Tim McQuay, Arcese Quarter Horses USA, Rosanne Sternberg, Rancho Oso Rio LLC, and David Silva Sr.


Some of the contributers that helped Smart Like Juice Inc. earn this elite status are Gabe D, Hutchins, Bryant Pace, Jason Richards, Albert Burton, Juan Manuel Vazquez, Mariana Vazquez, and Jose Vazquez.


Top NRHA money-earning horses currently owned by Smart Like Juice Inc. include:

  • Juiced Up Doc (Smart Like Juice x Jokes Startime by Joker Solano) purchased in 2007: $163,400 NRHA LTE, 2003 All American Quarter Horse Congress  Level 4 Open Finalist, 2004 NRBC Level 3 and 4 Non Pro finalist, 2004 NRHA Derby Level 3 and 4 Non Pro finalist, 2005 Gordyville Breeders Cup Derby Open finalist, Non Pro finalist, and Intermediate Non Pro Champion, 2007 FEI World Reining Masters Open Reining third palce, USEF Open Reining Championship Champion, 2012 Bluegrass Reining Stakes 7 & Up Level 2, 3 and 4 Non Pro Champion , 2013 Bluegrass Level 3 and 4 Non Pro Champion.
  • Slj Ruf Juice (Smart Like Juice x Ruf Catalyst by Lil Ruf Peppy): $69,800 NRHA LTE, 2009 All American Quarter Horse Congress Futurity Level 4 Non Pro Champion, 2009 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Non Pro finalist, 2010 NRBC Level 4 and Prime Time Non Pro finalist, 2011 NRBC Level 4 and Prime Time Non Pro finalist, 2011 NRHA Derby  Level 4 Non Pro finalist and Prime Time Non Pro Champion, 2012 NRHA Derby Level 4 and Prime Time Non Pro finalist.
  • Smart Like Juice (Smart Little Lena x Jessies Oak by Docs Oak) and purchased in 1998 by Jose Vazquez who later formed Smart Like Juice, Inc: Two Million Dollar Sire, $56,000 NRHA LTE, 1997 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open Finalist, 1998 Carolina Classic Derby Open Reserve Champion and Open Limited Open Champion, 2003 NRHA Futurity Show Non Pro class winner, 2008 NRHA Million Dollar Sire, 2012 NRHA Two Million Dollar Sire.


Incorporated in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association is the standard-setting body for the sport of Reining. NRHA, with their International Headquarters in Oklahoma City, is responsible for promoting the sport of Reining and working to ensure the highest standards of competition. To learn more about the NRHA, its programs and family of corporate partners, visit


 Photo provided by Smart Like Juice, LLC. Photo by Waltenberry.

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