02/05/2014 5:36PM

Duck Dynasty cast member part-owner in 2-year-old filly


Si Robertson, a cast member of the popular A&E program Duck Dynasty, has entered into a racing partnership with established owner Wesley Melcher. The pair, along with Ashley Howard Nelson, sister of Duck Dynasty cast member Korie Robertson, now own a 2-year-old filly bred in Louisiana, which is home base for Duck Dynasty.

The filly, who is to be named Sithechristmas Elf in honor of Si Roberston, is currently in training at Melcher’s Double Infinity Ranch in Sulphur Springs, Texas. Melcher has been in racing three years, and owns Louies Flower, who will be going for his fourth straight win when he starts in the Grade 3, $300,000 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn on Feb. 17.

Duck Dynasty is the most watched program on cable television. The reality show follows the lives of the West Monroe, La., family who founded a successful business named Duck Commander.

Jeffrey Begg More than 1 year ago
Tom Sayre you need to insure this horse.
Forego137 More than 1 year ago
Congrats to Si and all connected to the horse, I'm sure he'll receive the best care and more exposure to the Sport Of Kings. Looking forward to first start
Ron Shirlaw More than 1 year ago
Go to get new owners in racing
Melvina Randall More than 1 year ago
Melvina Randall More than 1 year ago
You dont have to watch the show. Why people just cant leave them alone and let them live their llfes. Did they anything about killing the horse!!!!
Laura More than 1 year ago
if and when they leave the ducks and all other animals alone (as in, don't KILL them), then I'd be happy to leave them alone
Ron Shirlaw More than 1 year ago
You are so right,horse racing Needs new people,they should welcome them
Laura More than 1 year ago
I guess we don't have to ask what they'll do if she ever breaks down - they'll just shoot her. We don't need those...people in our sport, go away.
John Murray More than 1 year ago
How so Laura? I do not know anything about this program or what values they promote.
Laura More than 1 year ago
they promote hunting, the oldest one actually said to camera that it gives him the greatest happiness to kill a duck, he's a sicko
Laura More than 1 year ago
...I don't care how many family dinners they have and pray before, NOTHING makes up for that attitude towards wild animals just living their lives, not harming or threatening anyone
Taylor Davis More than 1 year ago
I agree about the carefree attitude they seem to have when talking about killing animals. Keep in mind that without caring and compassionate hunters who respect the land and it's animals, the ducks and other creatures would become grossly overpopulated. As far as needing the people of said reality show in our sport, I say yes we do. Just think of the interest and possible new fans it would create if on the day the filly gets to the races her part owner is featured on his reality show going to the racetrack? Or, better yet, she is a quality stakes horse and the fans can follow her (but I'm not holding my breath for the LA bred). Whatever her impact, there is no need to talk about something catastrophic happening. Even if you do strongly dislike her connections and all they stand for.
Jason Carey More than 1 year ago
Why are u even mentioning this filly breaking down!?!?!?!
ctgreyhound More than 1 year ago
That's right, a negative attitude about people you don't even know is helpful & promotes more animosity (if that's possible).