H-0.0/P-1.0 Salty Roan carried Bill to the pay window regularly and was a Register of Merit sire. Spratt won Cheyenne in 1976 aboard a son of Salty Roan, nicknamed `Stripe` and the steer ropers named him `Horse of the Year`. Other ropers, including Don McLaughlin also gathered paychecks mounted on Stripe. Olin Young, twice a winner at Cheyenne, 1979 PRCA Hall of Fame inductee, spent several summers at the Spratt Ranch. He helped to train another Salty Roan son nicknamed 'Cricket' which Bills' son TJ rode to the top ten in steer roping four years in a row. Now 65, Bill and two more generations of Spratts are still competing on descendants of Blue Valentine. Salty Roan also sired Mr Roan Hancock, who in turn sired Hancocks Blue Boy. The key stallion for the breeding program at Dr. John Whipp's Broken Bones Cattle Company in Landers, Wyoming for so many years and whose progeny are in very high demand.