Pride And Joyy, owned by Solo Select and Relentless Remuda, will stand exclusively at Solo Select in 2024, offering ICSI only breedings for $5,000 as he continues to compete under the Remuda's Miles Baker and Trevor Brazile.
The son of $420,903-earner Stevie Rey Von out of the Peptoboonsmal daughter Fun N Fancy Free finished third at the 2022 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity before starting his roping career, having won more than $87,000 since he began competing in July 2023. In the first week of November alone, he won $56,383 between the American Quarter Horse Association World Show under Brazile and the Riata Buckle under Baker.
What is ICSI? In the ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) process, a tiny needle is used to inject a single sperm into the center of the egg, which will hopefully create an embryo after several days in the lab.
He finished the junior heeling at the AQHA World Show with the bronze title, and he followed that up with a reserve title in the heeling in the #14.5 at the Riata Buckle, plus the futurity incentive championship, and a fifth place in the #12.5, both with Baker.
"Our goals with 'Kilo' are expansive," Solo Select's Melanie Smith said. "Which is why we're only offering his breedings as ICSI only—we don't want anything to get in the way of the success this horse deserves to have in the arena at a time when the opportunities are so abundant in the rope horse business. But we take calls every day from people wanting a chance to breed to him, so this is the way we can make it possible."
Double-registered AQHA/APHA, Pride And Joyy will be available to ICSI to Select Genes mares, too, including other Relentless Remuda mares Golde Rush (by First Down Dash) and Big Time Movie Star (Queen), who is one of the highest-earning rope horse futurity mares of all time.
"There's no way to explain the amount of time and lessons-hard-learned that have gone into building a program like ours that has Kilo as one of our stallions and Glory and Queen as our flagship mares," Brazile said. "By offering our best stallions and our best mares through Solo Select and Select Genes, we're practically giving you the cheat code to building great horses that we wish we'd had when we started out. Our goal has always been to drive the horse industry forward, so by offering this combination of mares and stallions, we're well on our way."
Pride And Joyy will stand alongside The Darkk Side, who is already booked full for 2024, and Metallic Cattack, another double-registered sire. For contracts and information, see the Solo Select website.