2024 Breeder's Guide

Slick By Design
Slick By Design is featured in The Team Roping Journal's 2024 Breeder's Guide, highlighting industry-best rope horse breeding programs, studs and incentives.

Slick By Design
Standing at and Owned by Highpoint Performance Horses
Pilot Point, Texas

STUD FEE: $3,100

SIRE: Designer Red
DAM: Dreams Of Blue by Dream On Dancer

INCENTIVES: Pink Buckle, Ruby Buckle, Riata Buckle, Future Fortunes, Tomorrows Legends, Select Stallion Stakes, Colorado Classic, Cowboy States, VGBRA, Legends Of The South, Top Shelf Breeders, The Diamond Classic, Royal Crown, Royal Crown Canada, The Breeders Challenge, Blue Collar Breeders, Future Champion (Canada), Triple Crown 100, Southwest Desert Classic, Cornhusker, Western Fortunes, TQHA Barrel Incentive, WPRA PESI, 2019 Futurity Sire of the Year

Slick By Design needs no introduction in the barrel racing arena as the top-earning stallion of all time, with lifetime earnings of more than $643,000 and offspring passing the $6.4 million mark in earnings.

But in the last three years, “Slick” has made a major splash in the roping pen, with multiple offspring winning big across the sport’s major aged events, with wins and placings at the ARHFA events, Royal Crown ropings and Riata Buckle.

Probably By Design—a 2017 stallion under the guidance of J.D. Yates—won the 2021 AQHA World Championship in the NonPro Senior Heading with owner Phil Tearney, while the horse won the Reserve World Title in the Junior Heading with Yates in 2022 and the year-end highpoint in the heading, too.

Trey Yates heading on Slick By Design’s world champ son Probably By Design.

“They’re really gentle, quiet and easy,” Yates said. “For a big horse, Probably By Design can really use his butt. You very seldom find horses at that age that like to do what they do.”

Slick’s offspring—in their very short time in the rope horse business—have already amassed over $100,000 in earnings and are eligible for $20 million in incentives across the Western performance industry.

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