Cay Oh Pep
‘A pedigree of champions at the most elite level.’

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Goondiwindi  QLD  4390

Cay Oh Pep Story
Cay Oh Pep
Photo by Ken Anderson Equine Photograph.

When Cay Oh Pep came to Australia in 2007 it was during the Equine Influenza outbreak and he was to be protected carefully by quarantine practices. He went straight from the Sydney quarantine facility to Oakey for his first breeding season, before travelling to his new home at ‘Kildonan’ Goondiwindi. One of the first to breed to him was John Brekelmans with his mare Dashing Duckling. This breeding resulted in Lucky Duck, a 2012 NCHA Non Pro Futurity finalist, 2013 NCHA Non Pro Derby finalist (equal 3rd), Toowoomba Non Pro Derby Finalist (equal 2nd) and Comet Non Pro Derby finalist with highest aggregate going into the final.

While it is common to hear people brag about horses bred in the purple – in the case of Cay Oh Pep his pedigree is about as good as it can get – overflowing with champions at the most elite level. The depth of his family’s performance is unrivalled by other sires physically standing in Australia, particularly in Cutting, and, specifically at Futurity level.

His sire Peptoboonsmal is a $25+ million-dollar sire and a former US NCHA Open Futurity Champion. He is from the immediate family of Oh Cay Felix, (US NCHA $452,322) the 2006 US NCHA Futurity winner and Oh Miss Caroline (US NCHA $206,818), also the winner of 2011 US NCHA Futurity. He is a half-brother to the dam of these two Futurity winners; Oh Cay Shorty (US NCHA $68,387) as well as Oh Cay Quixote (US NCHA $158,553) and MH Oh Cat With Moves (US NCHA $75,898), Latch Down (US NCHA $21,930) 2012 Augusta Futurity Reserve Champion, MH Oh Cay Lets Ride (US NCHA $39,051;) and more.

Cay Oh Pep has US NCHA earnings of $63,000 and was an NCHA Super Stakes and US NCHA Derby finalist.  He was also the Central Texas Cutting Horse Association 5/6 yo Open Reserve Champion.

Kathy Daughn showing Cay Oh Pep in the USA.
Kathy Daughn showing Cay Oh Pep in the USA.

His trainer Kathy Daughn remembers Cay Oh Pep fondly. “Cay Oh Pep is a fabulous horse. He is very talented, has a huge stop, is smart about a cow; and just a nice horse to be around. He is a very sound horse, with nice bone and good feet.

Zoe Compton purchased him as a four-year-old. We both showed him, me in the open and Zoe the amateur division. He was successful in both, and was great fun for Zoe to ride all over the ranch”.

Kathy said the decision to sell Cay Oh Pep was very difficult, but as she and Zoe didn’t want to get into the breeding game it was inevitable that he would find a new home where his potential as a sire could be fulfilled.

“On our way back from a show in Las Vegas, he became very I’ll. We had to stop in Arizona, they operated on him that night. He had developed huge gas bubbles in his intestines, resulting in a twist. After recovering from surgery, we still showed him, but the decision was made to sell because neither Zoe or I really want to be in the breeding business”.

Cay Oh Pep is the sire of US NCHA money earners including Pepto Cays Surprise, Cays Playgirl, Cay I’m Smart, Cay Oh Pepto, Oh Cay Taxi, Peptoglo, Cayohpectate, and more.  In Australia his performance progeny to date include Lucky Duck, an NCHA 2012 NP Futurity finalist.

Cay Oh Pep sires very cowy, talented and smooth-moving horses. They are soft individuals that are light in the bridle and quick, reactionary movers that really read cattle. They are great stoppers and are willing, clean-minded horses. Like the Peptoboonsmal’s, they are gritty, big hearted horses that suit Australian conditions and riders. The Cay Oh Pep’s have a low center-of-gravity and are long reined and pretty headed. They are bright, easy to train and willing.


Highlights include:

  • LTE over $63,000
  • 2004 Bluebonnet Stakes $50K NP, 4th
  • 2004 NCHA Super Stakes 5 & 6YO $50K Open, 4th
  • 2002 NCHA Summer Spectacular 4YO Open Finalist
  • 2002 Super Stakes 4YO Open Finalist

Lucky Duck


  • NCHA NP Futurity finalist


  • NCHA NP Derby finalist,
  • Toowoomba NP Derby finalist
  • Comet NP Derby finalist.

Big Buddy

  • CCCC 2013 Snafflebit 1st
  • WBBCC 2013 Snafflebit Champion Horse

Oh Cay Pep N Smart


  • Nutrien Classic Sale.  Sold for $14,000 to B & C HEUMILLER.


  • Toowoomba Snafflebit Futurity – 5th with Dan Heise.

Oh Cay Ride Me Rough


  • SQCHA Novice Non Pro Champion with Kev Tighe
  • Balonne River St George NP Derby – 4th with Kev Tighe

Oh Cay Ride Me Rough & Kevin Tighe – 209. 2020 Breeders Incentive NP Classic Challenge GR1

Oh Cay Ride Me Rough (by Cay Oh Pep) & Kevin Tighe, their names keep popping up, and for good reason. Today they placed 4th in GR1 of the 2020 Breeders Incentive NP Classic Challenge.Good Luck in the final Kevin.👉 SDP Buffalo Ranch

Posted by Select Sires on Thursday, 27 February 2020



Deep Heat

  • Gelding


  • Nutrien Classic Sale – Lot 15.  Sold for $25,000 as a 7 yo to Mike & Patrice Elliot

2020 Nutrien Classic Horse Sale – Lot 17 – Deep Heat – Sold $25,000

♦️ Lot 17 – Deep Heat (by Cay Oh Pep).This talented, soft 7yo gelding, trained by Tahnika Fuit Sold for $25,000.Vendor: Paul BurkePurchaser: To be confirmed.♦️ Quarter Horses, Nutrien Equine

Posted by Select Sires on Wednesday, 5 February 2020

More progeny...

  • Pepto Cays Surprise
  • Cays Playgirl
  • Cay I’m Smart
  • Cay Oh Pepto
  • Oh Cay Taxi
  • Peptoglo
  • Cayohpectate

Sire - Peptoboonsmal

Earner of $180,487. NCHA Certificate of Ability; NCHA Futurity Open Champion; Bonanza 4-Year-Old Open Champion; Gold Coast 4-Year-Old Open Champion; 2005 Equi-Stat, in the top 10 for 5-Year Leading Cutting Horse Sires, in the top 15 for Top Lifetime Sires All Ages/All Divisions, and a top 5-Year Leading Reined Cow Horse Sire. Sire of offspring earning in excess of $12,000,000 including LITTLE PEPTO GAL ($514,950: 3rd, NCHA Futurity Open; 5th, NCHA Super Stakes Open).

Paternal Grand Dam – Royal Blue Boon

Dam of 17 earners with earnings of $2,614,201, including one of the US NCHA’s top earners Red White and Boon; as well as Peptoboonsmal, Autumn Boon, Mecom Blue, Duals Blue Boon and Bet Yer Blue Boons.

Maternal Grandsire - Peppy San

The first US NCHA World Champion to sire an US NCHA World Champion. Earner of US NCHA $49,478 and US NCHA Hall Of Fame Inductee.


AQHA #3774512 (USA)    |     Q-62047 (AUS)
Foaling Date: 11/02/1998

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Cay Oh Pep Ad. Australian Performance Horse Magazine, Artwork by Tracey McClurg.
Video Gallery

Cay Oh Pep


Oh Cay Pep N Smart

  • 2020 Nutrien Classic Horse Sale.  Sold at Lot 525, 4 yo mare for $14,000.  [View Video]
  • 2019 NCHA Snafflebit Futurity Rd1 with Dan Heise (212). [View Video]

Lucky Duck

  • 2014 Landmark Sale bridleless – [View Video] (part of video, from 0.44-1.03 sec)

Oh Cay Ride Me Rough

  • 2020 Breeders Incentive NP Classic Challenge GR1 with Greg Tighe – 209).  [View Video]

Deep Heat

  • 2020 Nutrien Classic Horse Sale.  Sold at Lot 15, 7 yo gelding, for $25,000.  [View Video]
2020 Nutrien Classic Horses Sold


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