LOT 55: MARTY2006 Grey Gelding
“Marty” is a 2006 flashy grey gelding by Royal Debt. Owned by 2X World Champion Header Clay Smith since he was a 4-year-old, Marty has won $1.4 million dollars in the PRCA including two world titles and assisted Clay in getting to eight National Finals Rodeos. Marty has won three Wildfire Open to the Worlds, the USTRC National Finals Open, two HorkDog Opens, the Mike Cervi Open, Reserve Champion at the BFI, Sandhills Classic, WCRA Helldorado Days, and James Pickens Open. Marty broke the arena records at many major PRCA rodeos including Belle Fourche, SD, Spanish Fork, UT, and Livingston, MT. He has won Dodge City, KS, Greeley, CO, Caldwell, ID, San Juan Capistrano, CA, Vernal, UT and Denver, CO twice. He’s topped the RAM National Circuit Finals, the Texas Circuit Finals, and San Antonio, holding the world record there with a 3.3, and many more. It is estimated that Marty has won Clay approximately over $3 million dollars in his career. He has been on the cover of the Team Roping Journal and the Rodeo News. Marty has recently been ridden by 12-year-old Miley Richey, the sister-in-law of Clay. Marty competed at his last NFR this past December 2022. He has been successful in many different set ups. From the grass at Pendleton, to 3.3 second runs, to small building set-ups like the NFR, and has proven himself to be one of the greatest and most recognizable head horses of all time. Marty is a full contact horse that can go behind a World Series barrier and come back the next run and score one out open-jackpot style. Marty is a natural born winner who is enjoyable to ride, extremely fast, very cowy, quiet in the box, and well suited for any rider. It is understood that Marty is an irreplaceable horse and has been the driving force behind Smith’s success in the past five years. Smith hopes to see Marty go to a good home and off the rodeo road as a thank you for everything he gave.