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Dash Ta Fame, a son of First Down Dash out of the mare Sudden Fame, is an anomaly as a top 25 all-time leading sire of racehorse money earners of over $19 million and the all-time leading sire of barrel racing money earners of over $23 million. He is in the top 20 as a broodmare sire of racehorse money earners in excess of $20 million, and he is the broodmare sire of barrel racers earning over $12 million.
Beginning in the 1950s, in addition to rodeoing, Duayne rode, bred, trained, and bought and sold racehorses. Then, beginning around the mid-1970s, his interests evolved into administration. Since then, he’s mainly worked behind the scenes to regulate and promote the sport. Although his career hasn’t been all roses, it has been innovative and fulfilling. And in his nearly 65 years in the horse world, he has accomplished much.
Illinois breeders/owners Fred and Carolyn Helmuth compare horse racing to a wheel. “Either you’re at the top or you’re at the bottom, and you always hope you won’t be at the bottom very long!” says Fred.
When asked what they admire about northern Utah breeders Brad and Robin Hart, the couple’s connections unanimously agree: They’re hard working, kind and scrupulously honest.