SOURCE: Silver Spurs Equine, LLC

December 16, 2008 09:25 ET

Silver Spurs Adds Reining Champion Conquistador Whiz to Their Super Elite Breeding Program

Future Million Dollar Sire Set to Be the First Third-Generation Million Dollar Sire in History

CAVE CREEK, AZ--(Marketwire - December 16, 2008) - Silver Spurs Equine, LLC, a 10-acre ranch dedicated to breeding, training, competing, and selling elite National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) American Quarter Horses, is thrilled to announce the addition of champion Conquistador Whiz to their elite breeding program. Conquistador's offspring earnings near $800,000 and in 2009 he is poised to become the world's first third-generation Million Dollar Sire. Million Dollar Sires must have accumulated over $1,000,000 in offspring earnings to bear the esteemed title.

"Conquistador makes such a fantastic addition to our breeding program," said Michael Miola, Silver Spurs Co-Founder. "Crossing him with mares from Boomernic, who is already a million dollar sire, is sure to produce some incredible champions." Both Boomernic and Conquistador Whiz have already produced an impressive number of champion horses, winning a host of reining events including the NRHA 2006 Futurity, the NRHA Derby, Congress, NRBC Breeders Classic, and the Canadian Reiners Breeders Classic.

When mutual fund impresario Michael Miola, his wife Michelle and their family left New York in 2002, they had one goal in mind: Build a horse ranch that will make Arizona the Reining capital of the United States. Six years later, the Miolas have surpassed their dreams with the Silver Spurs Equine ranch by building a team of the best sires available today. Michael and Michelle implement a precise and scientific selection process which is designed to produce the most elite line of quarter horses in the world by insuring that each sire has the specific DNA necessary for their breeding program.

At present, there have been only 15 Million Dollar Sires, only 8 of which are alive and breeding today. With the purchase of Conquistador and his eventual Million Dollar Sire title, Silver Spurs will become the only ranch in the world to own two Million Dollar Sires. Silver Spurs is also proud to own 2 and 3 year old colts that are the offspring of all of the other Million Dollar Sires.

"I have spent three years finding and purchasing very specific horses that will help me achieve my long-term vision for Silver Spurs," continued Miola. "This is not just about buying expensive horses. I have a mission to create a new and elite line of super quarter horses the likes of which the world has never seen and I am ecstatic that my dream is being realized."

For more information or to speak with Michael Miola please contact Jennifer Connelly at (973) 732-3521 or jenn@jcpublicrelations.com.

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