2023 Breeder's Guide Stallion: Promise of the Sun

Promise of the Sun is featured in The Team Roping Journal's 2023 Breeder's Guide, highlighting industry-best rope horse breeding programs, studs and incentives.

James Ranch, Standing at Royal Vista Ranch
Wayne, Oklahoma

STUD FEE: $1,500

SIRE: MP Jet To The Sun
DAM: Pie Sky Promises by Pie in the Sky

Promise of the Sun | Photo Courtesy James Ranch

Owned by David James of James Ranch, Promise Of The Sun is a 2012 buckskin stallion by MP Jet To The Sun out of Pie Sky Promises, a proven dam with progeny earnings in excess of $479,000. Coming from a long line of winners and producers, Promise Of The Sun is continuing to carry that legacy on with his offspring.

From his first foal crop, Clay Smith rode both Apache Promise and A Magical Promise to nearly $50,000 in earnings and to the ARHFA Finals, with Apache Promise taking the reserve title. Apache Promise and Smith teamed up with Sun N Sushi—also sired by Promise Of The Sun—and Cory Petska at the Riata Buckle to cover both ends at the event.

“If you’re looking to breed the next generation of top rope horses, Promise Of The Sun should be at the top of every breeder’s shortlist for 2023,” James said. “He is a proven producer and we’re excited about what is yet to come.”

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