4/8/1990 – 6/17/2018
NRHA Futurity Champion
NRHA Hall of Fame Stallion
NRHA 4 Million Dollar Sire
We are sad to announce the passing of Custom Crome, a very special horse and a family member of our lives for 28 years. Bred, raised and owned by Steve & Iris Simon. He was One of the first foals we breed and raised.Dam was Another Greyhound which we purchased as a weanling from Rocky Dare, who Steve first started reining with.
Custom Crome was special from the day he was born. Great minded, and just wanted to be near people and get human affection.Always wanting to please and never said no. Big heart and never complained. He brought happiness and love to everyone he and his offspring touched.
He had a great life.
He was trained for 18 months by Mike Flarida, shown 3 times for a total of 18 minutes and retired to breed.100% sound and healthy in every way. Never had an injection or spur mark. He became a Million Dollar Sire with 63 money earners out of his first 97 foals. Mike Flarida won his first NRHA Futurity on Crome in 1993.
Crome’s sons and daughter’s helped make Million Dollar riders such as Brent Wright, Andrea Fappani and Todd Bergen. His legacy is being carried on by his sons, daughters and grand children. Kind of ironic and a tribute that he passed on Father’s Day.
My Dad was always with me at the shows, as I know he will be looking fondly onto his children. He will surely be missed. But the Legacy continues.
Steve & Iris Simon