Lil Joe Cash

Sired by two-time National Reining Horse Association Futurity Champion 3 Million Dollar sire Nu Chex To Cash out of AQHA Superhorse RS Lilly Starlight, this sorrel stallion is no joke. He has a long list of achievements to his credit, including winning the NRHA Open Futurity, the NRHA Level 4 Non-Pro Futurity, and the NRHA One Million Dollar Sire award.

He also has earned his fair share of accolades as a trainer, earning multiple top 10 finishes at the NRHA Futurity. He also holds the honor of being ridden to an impressive four NRHA One Million Dollar halter titles by riders including Tish Fappani, Michael Boyle, and Casey Deary.

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A little bit rowdy, a little bit bohemian, and a whole lot of lovable. That’s the kind of person acclaimed Greenville-born chef Joe Cash has in mind for his new restaurant Scoundrel, which opens Friday night at 18 N. Main Street is the spot formerly occupied by Handi Indian Cuisine.

In the spirit of that movie’s “Dirty Rotten Scoundrel,” Cash has created a monster dry-aged burger that he dubbed “the dirty Rotten Scoundrel.” It’s the name of the restaurant, he said, because he wants to serve food that is familiar, yet approachable. He hopes to make it so that people can sit down and enjoy a meal that is just as good as one served at some of the most prestigious restaurants in the world.

The Reiner-breeder team of NRHA Six Million Dollar Rider Andrea Fappani and Russell Giles topped the Level 4 Non-Pro division at the NRHA Futurity on December 5. Riding Lil Joe Cash, a 2008 sorrel stallion by Nu Chex To Cash out of AQHA Superhorse RS Lilly Starlight by Grays Starlight, they marked a 227.5 for a win that paid $150,000, more than 20 times the initial investment.

This year’s NRHA Futurity was the first time that Lil Joe Cash has competed in the ring since 2011. When Giles and Fappani rode him to a top-five finish at early futurity, Giles had already begun legging up the horse after losing the confidence she needed from trainer Brent Loseke.

Loseke had gotten Lil Joe Cash broke and supple, which helped Giles come to trust him. She put him in her barn and showed him, winning at several early futures and NRHA Challenge events before deciding to send him to Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Lil Joe Cash is the NRHA Futurity open champion and AQHA world junior reining championship winner, but what might not be known about him is that he’s also one of NRHA’s most popular stallions. He sired an impressive group of offspring, many of whom have gone on to compete at NRHA and AQHA level shows across the country.

The story of how this stallion found his way into the reining spotlight begins in Waco, Texas, where newbie horse buyer and NRHA Professional Andrea Fappani spent only $7,700 for Lil Joe Cash (Nu Chex To Cash x RS Lilly Starlight) at the 2009 Legacy Sale. Several well-meaning advisors warned her about the horse, saying that his dam wasn’t from reining bloodlines, but Giles trusted her instincts and sank her hard-earned money into his purchase.

With Fappani riding, the stallion quickly made his mark on the national scene. He earned the NRHA Futurity Open L4 in 2011, then went on to win an AQHA Junior. Reining World Championship and an NRHA $75,000 Shootout Championship.

A year and a half later, Fappani returned to the ring with Lil Joe Cash in the NRHA’s $75,000-Added Championship Shootout, and they took home the title with a 227.5 score. In the process, they became the first NRHA rider and a first-time trainer to earn a double title in the event’s history.