Here’s to the Graduates

It’s graduation season! Here’s a rundown of NRHA/Markel Futurity Sale Grads that made the non pro and open finals at the 2020 NRHA Derby presented by Markel.

By Jennifer Paulson

Jimmy van der Hoeven and Guaranteed A Magnum
Guaranteed A Magnum is just one of many success stories for horses that went through the NRHA/Markel Futurity Sales. Photo by Kaycie Timm

Sales play a massive role in the reining industry, especially the annual NRHA/Markel Futurity Sale, held each year during reining’s crown-jewel event: the NRHA Futurity.

Graduates from this sale have gone on to do spectacular things in the sport, as well as in other arenas and outside the show pen altogether. When major events roll around, we get excited to show off how far these sale alums have gone.

In the non pro finals, you’ll find seven sale graduates: 


Sassy Son Ofa Gun

Bullets Whizzen

Gunnernic AC

Smart Voodoo Doctor 

Gunners Bar Fly 

Holly Trashya

The open finals feature eight graduates:

Dunnit In A Dream

Guaranteed A Magnum

Jerrys Okie Chic

Lil Jeweled Spook

Mighty Mr Wise Guy

Special Made Whiskey

Spooks Gotta Spark

This Gunners Dreamin

This year’s sales will be held during the 2020 NRHA Futurity and will offer online bidding for the first time in recognition of concerns surrounding the coronavirus and its potential impact on travel and public gatherings. This also assures the best marketplace possible for sellers by expanding the bidding pool across the country and around the world. Along with in-person and online bidding, the NRHA Sales will continue to offer phone bidding services.

The NRHA/Markel Sales offer an outstanding group of two-year-old reining prospects, yearlings, broodmares, and show horses from leading breeders, owners, and trainers. All sales are managed by the NRHA office with the support and direction from the NRHA Sale Selection Committee. The quality and integrity of the NRHA/Markel Futurity Sales is reflected in the graduates of the previous sales—they have won millions in NRHA earnings since the first 2-year-olds sold in 1993. 

For more information on the NRHA/Markel Futurity Sales contact us at or call sale manager Angie Honeywell at (405) 946-7400, ext. 123.