2024 Breeder's Guide

The Darkk Side
The Darkk Side is featured in The Team Roping Journal's 2024 Breeder's Guide, highlighting industry-best rope horse breeding programs, studs and incentives.
The Darkk Side on the head side with fellow stallion Pride And Joyy on the heel side.
The Darkk Side on the head side with fellow stallion Pride And Joyy on the heel side.

The Darkk Side
Standing at Solo Select
Owned by The Darkk Side Syndicate
Whitesboro, Texas

STUD FEE: Available to shareholders only

SIRE: Once In A Blue Boon
DAM: DT Sugar Chex Whiz by King Snazzy Sugar

INCENTIVES: Riata Buckle, Royal Crown Roping

“He’s just built different.”

That’s how 26-time World Champion Trevor Brazile introduced The Darkk Side to the world, and since then he’s amassed $75,495 in earnings in just a few trips to town under the ownership of shareholders of The Darkk Side Syndicate.

“We’ve never ridden anything like The Darkk Side, and his abilities have us in uncharted territory,” Brazile said of the stallion enrolled in both the Riata Buckle and Royal Crown roping incentives. “When we realized how exceptional he really was, we wanted to offer the Western industry a chance to be a part of his process in a brand new way for the rope horse business.”

The Darkk Side has been in the hands of the best in the business from the start: from NRCHA standout Tyson Benson as a 2-year-old, to Chris Littlefield—who won the AQHA Superhorse title on Real Gun—as a 3-year-old, then into Brazile’s and Baker’s Relentless Remuda to begin his career as a rope horse.

“The Darkk Side is a complete outcross,” Melanie Smith, owner of Solo Select, said. “This pedigree will add ability, speed and size to nearly every single horse in the industry. He’s 15.1 hands, 1,220 pounds and wears a size 2 shoe—that’s the kind of structure you cannot find anywhere else in the breeding game.”

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2024 Breeder's Guide