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These are some of the great horses, past and present, whose blood runs through the horses in our program.

 

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A Classy Chick

A Classy Chick, the dam of Chicks Beduino, si 104, did not repay her $12,500 claiming price on the track, but she more than made up for it as a broodmare. A Classy Chick, si 89, by Chick's Deck, was consigned to the 1979 All American Yearling Sale by Don Keith and trainer Don Farris. Dr. Ed Allred purchased her for $11,000. A Classy Chick broke her maiden in her first start as a two-year-old in May, but she did not reappear again until December. She was unsuccessful in three starts against allowance company at Los Alamitos, and Dr. Allred finally put her in a claimer. John Bobenrieth, Jr and Joe Muniz claimed the mare, thinking she would be a good broodmare. They first took her to Dixie Downs for another chance on the track, but when A Classy Chick tried to jump a puddle on a muddy track, she ended up with a slab fracture in her knee. Her racing career was over. She was bred first to Timeto Thinkrich, then the following year to Beduino TB. The Beduino colt was Chicks Beduino. A Classy Chick was plagued by lingering complications from her injury and had to be put down in 1985, when Chicks Beduino was a yearling. What an incredible posterity that mare with a humble race record now has!

Afton Creek

 

 

 

 

 

Aforethought

 

Thoroughbred. Sired by Intentionally and out of Aspidistra.

 

 

Alamitos Bar

Alibhai

 

 

1938-1960. By Hyperion out of Teresina Bred by the Aga Khan &  is notable for being one of the few successful stallions of the modern era who was unraced.  Alibhai was imported to the U.S. as a yearling & put in training, but bowed both front tendons & never started. He was put to stud as a three-year-old in 1941 at Mayer's farm in California &  was an immediate success. Syndicated & moved to Kentucky for the 1947 season at Spendthrift Farm, he died there in 1960 at the age of 22.  A light chestnut with a small star & three white feet, he was very long bodied, muscular, with a cresty neck, & a noticeably dipped back. He had a long forearm but was extremely light of bone below the knee, the probably reason for his bowing. In all, Alibhai sired 54 stakes winners, led by the champion two- & three-year-old filly Bowl of Flowers, from his last crop, foals of 1961. He also sired Kentucky Derby winner Determine & champion handicap mare Bornastar. Of importance to Quarter Horse enthusiasts, Alibhai sired the mare Hide And Seek who produced Find A Buyer, the dam of the great Dash For Cash.

 

Almahmoud

 


1947-1971. Blue Hen mare. Although nothing special to look at, she was a stakes winner at ages 2 & 3, & her blood has transformed the breed through her grandsons Halo &  Northern Dancer. She was known for being high-strung & tended to pass it on.  An interesting point about Almahmoud is that many of her greatest descendants are inbred to her. Her offspring crossed particularly well with descendants of Nearco. Her first foal was Cosmah, by Cosmic Bomb. Cosmah, a stakes winner, was the dam of 4 stakes winners including Tosmah &  Halo. She is also the dam of 6 producing daughters, her best-known is Natalma (x Native Dancer), dam of the legendary Northern Dancer. No other stallion has had the influence on modern breeding that Northern Dancer had. Natalma also produced 3 other stakes winners & 5 producing daughters, including Northern Dancer’s only full sister Arctic Dancer, who is the dam of US & Canadian Champion La Prevoyante plus two more stakes producers. Matriarch mare of the 20th century. c.v. Whitney breeder (KY). Won $32,700. 

Anchor Watch

1953. Thoroughbred by Degage out of L'Admiralte. Winner of 12 races, 6 seconds, five thirds, and $39,030, including Oceanside Handicap at Del Mar in 1:09 3/5. Most of his winning races were wire to wire. A 1962 ad for Vessels Ranch, in California, has him standing for $500.

 

Angie Miss

 

AAA rated runner and the dam of the 1969 AQHA World Champion Quarter Running Horse Kaweah Bar.

She was known for producing sprinters as sound as they were fast.

 

 

Aspidistra

 

 

Dam of 4 Stakes Winners from 13 foals, including Champions Dr. Fager & Ta Wee. Died in 1978.

   

 

Azure Te

 

 

 

Thoroughbred.

 

Band of Angels

 

 

Stakes winner,13-7-3-0,$76,578.1970 Champion Quarter Running 2YO Filly. Won, Kindergarten Futurity Bay Meadows Futurity, Shufly Handicap and Bardella Handicap. Dam of 6 foals 5 Winners 2 SW, 1 SP.

 

Band of Azure

 

 

Barbara L

 

Barbizon

 

 

Barred

 

  

 

 

Beat Your Pants Off

Bedawee

 

 

Beduino

 

 


 

Thoroughbred. Mexico. 6 wins to 4, $11,630.00 in Mex., 2nd: Windsor Stakes (MEX). Unraced in North America. A leading sire of astakes winners. The all time leading TB sire of quarter horses, with get earnings of $13,298,309. Sire of AQHA: 496 ROM, 40 SWs, 6 World Champions, earning $13,149,809.00, 1 AQHA Champion, 2 Superior Halter horses, and 2 Superior Performance horses.

 

Better Judgement

 

Bimelech

 

 

Bimelech was best runner sired by Black Toney.

 

 

Black Toney

 

 

1911. Thoroughbred. By Peter Pan. He was the foundation stallion for the great 20th Century American breeder Edward R. Bradley, owner of the famous Idle Hour Stock Farm, Lexington, Kentucky.
Black Toney started a total of 40 times over four season of racing, winning 13 races and earning $13,565. As a racer, Black Toney was well below top class, but as a sire, he proved to have few equals. Black Toney was the Leading Juvenile Sire in America in 1939, when his best runner Bimelech was two. Later crops included champion and Kentucky Derby legend Black Gold, another Kentucky Derby winner in Brokers Tip, and champions Bimelech, Balladier, Black Helen, Black Maria, as well as the top stakes winners Big Hurry, Broadway Jones, etc. He tended to sire speed and precociousness, but his offspring showed a lot of durability. His sireline carried forward with strength through Black Servant (sire of champions Blue Larkspur, Barn Swallow, Baba Kenny, Big Pebble), Balladier (sire of Spy Song, Double Jay, Mr. Music, Ky. Colonel, Papa Redbird), and Bimelech (sire of Better Self, Brookfield, Dark Ruler). Broker's Tip sired champion Market Wise (sire of To Market). Black Toney's daughters were good producers.

 

Blade

1966. Thoroughbred by Bold Ruler out of Monarchy (x Princequillo).

 

 

 

Blandford

 

 

Thoroughbred. 1919-1935. Sired by Swynford. Leading Sire in England in 1935 & 1938. Leading Sire in France in 1935. Sire of Blenheim II. Broodmare sire of 45 stakes winners.

 

Blenheim

 

 

Blenheim II

 

 

Thoroughbred. 1927-1958. Leading Sire in 1941. Sire of Mahmoud, Whirlaway & Jet Pilot. Broodmare sire of 121 stakes winners, including Nasrullah

Bloody Blade

TB son of Blade.

 

  

 

Blue Larkspur

1926. Thoroughbred by Black Servant. Bred in Kentucky by E. R. Bradley's Idle Hour Stock Farm, Blue Larkspur was one of the best, if not the best runner to come from Idle Hour's paddocks (16 starts, ten wins - up to 12 furlongs - and earnings of $272,070). Known for his speed and courage, fighting physical infirmities. At stud he became a major sire and one of the most important broodmare sires of the 20th Century. Several of his sons became respectable stallions (Revoked, Blue Swords, Blue Gay, Boxthorn, Blue Flyer, Bold and Bad, Best Seller), Blue Larkspur gained an even greater reputation as one of the best broodmare sires of his era. Blue Larkspur mares crossed with everything, but were particularly effective with Calumet Farm's stallion Bull Lea. Blue Larkspur was an extremely handsome, well-balanced individual. His head was a little plain with an almost convex profile, but put on an elegant, powerful neck. Gifted with a beautiful shoulder and well developed hindquarter with a long, sloping hip, Blue Larkspur's major flaw was a lightness of bone which he inherited from his dam's sire, North Star III. He was a solid dark bay with the left hind coronet white in back. When Col. Bradley died in 1946, his bloodstock was dispersed, including the treasured stallions. Twenty-year-old Blue Larkspur became the property of King Ranch and was relocated to the King Ranch property just across the Old Frankfort Pike from Idle Hour Stud. He died in 1947 at the age of 21.

 

Bold Ego

Bold Ruler

 

 

Thoroughbred. 1954-1971. By Nasrullah out of Miss Disco, by Discovery. Horse of the Year, Champion 3-Year Old Colt, 1957. Champion Sprinter, 1958. 23 wins from 33 starts. $764,204. Leading Sire 1963-69, 1973. Sire of 82 stakes winners (22%), including the great Secretariat, Gamely, Bold Lad, Bold Bidder. Broodmare sire of 119 stakes winners. Sired 11 champions. Broodmare sire of Spectacular Bid, Bold Forbes & Ruffian, etc. An iron horse in the 1950s who became a major influence in the world of breeding Thoroughbreds, Bold Ruler is an unquestionable legend. Three weeks after his son Secretariat went to the training farm, Bold Ruler was put down as his pain increased and health declined due to cancer. He was just 17 years old. He was buried at Claiborne Farm.

 

Bold Venture

 

 

11-6-2-0 $68,300. Won the 1936 Kentucky Derby & Preakness. Bowed tendon & retired before the Belmont stakes. Champion 3 yr old of 1936.
Purchased by the King ranch & put to stud. Sire of 1946 Triple Crown Winner, Assault.

 

Boxthorn

  

Briartic

  

Breeze Bar

1956. Sired by Three Bars. Dam Watch Breeze. World record holder 400 yards :19.9. Speed index 92. Champion Quarter Running Stallion 1961.  

Broomstick

 

 

 

 

Brushup

1929. Bay Thoroughbred mare by Sweep and out of Annette K.  From 3 races at 2, she was once 2nd and once 3rd. She was the dam of 13 foals, 9 starters, 6 winners and 1 champion, War Admiral (by Man O' War). She is buried at Kentucky Horse Park. Brushup is a direct ancestor of Feet Thru First.

Bubbling Over


13-10-2-1, $78,552. Won: Nursery H, Champagne S, Kentucky Derby, Blue Grass S. 2nd: Pimlico Futurity, Breeders` Futurity. 3rd: Grab Bag H.
He wasn't a very sound horse & also was blind at he time of his Derby win. The Derby was his last race. Died 1938.

 

Buckpasser

 

 

 

Thoroughbred. 1963-1978. Sired by Tom Fool out of Busanda. Leading Broodmare Sire four times. Sire of 35 stakes winners. Broodmare sire of more than 140 stakes winners, including Easy Goer, Slew O Gold, Seeking The Gold.

Bull Dog

 

 

A son of Teddy out of the breed-shaping mare Plucky Liege (by Spearmint). Stood at stud at Coldstream Farm. Ranked among the leading sires, he was named Champion Sire in 1943 and runner up on three other occasions. Twice Champion broodmare sire. Among Bull Dog's 52 stakes winners was his champion son Bull Lea, the horse that single-handedly put Calumet Farm on the map.

 

Bull Lea

Thoroughbred. 1935-1964. Leading Sire & Leading Broodmare Sire. Sire of 57 stakes winners (15%), including Citation (Triple Crown winner). Broodmare sire of 105 stakes winners, including champions Tim Tam & Barbizon.

 

Burgoo King

 


21-8-2-3 (USA) 3 Yr. Old Colt Ch. Won: Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes

 

 

 

Busanda

 


Thoroughbred mare with race earnings of $182,460. Dam of Buckpasser, Navsup, Oak Cluster, Bupers, Finance.
Not only was Busanda by War Admiral, & therefore a granddaughter of Man O' War himself, but she was also out of a mare by Blue Larkspur, the 1929 Belmont Stakes winner and Horse of the Year. 

Busher

 

 

Busher was one of the last champions campaigned in Col. Bradley's green & white silks. She earned a championship as a two-year-old, when she won five of seven starts, including the Adirondack Stakes, Matron Stakes, & the rich Selima Stakes. World War II caused the temporary suspension of racing in the United States from January to May of 1945. Consequently, Col. Bradley sold a good number of his horses in training, Busher included. The champion filly

was purchased by Hollywood mogul Louis B. Mayer for $50,000 & shipped cross country to her new quarters at Santa Anita Park. She swiftly recouped her purchase price, earning $273,735 during her second season at the track. As a three-year-old, she swept nearly all before being named champion three-year-old filly & Horse of the Year. Busher did not race at four, & at five was unplaced in an overnight race. Mayer retired her & later that year sold her to Elizabeth Arden Graham's Maine Chance Farm for $150,000. Inducted into the National Museum of Racing & Hall of Fame in 1964. Busher had only five foals before her premature death after foaling in 1955. But she produced the good stakes winning Jet Pilot colt Jet Action, her only foal to reach the races. American Grade I winners Beau's Eagle & Favorite Funtime trace to Busher through her daughter Miss Busher, by Alibhai.

 

 

Busher's Gal

Buzz Bar

 

 

Calyx

 

 

  

 

Carry Back

 


1958. Idolized by the American public, the unfashionably-bred, small (15.1 hands), late-charging colt won 9 of his 16 races at age 3, including the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, coming up lame and seventh in the Belmont, but later winning the Jerome and Trenton Stakes, and he was voted champion of his year. At age 4 he proved a good handicapper, winning the Metropolitan Mile and equaling a track record, and won several other races, then was sent to France to contest the Arc, in which he ran unplaced. Retired to stud, but brought back after one season to again--he placed third in the Washington International. Not a success at stud; grandsire of the stakes winning filly, Miss Baja and sire of the good long-running filly Toter Back (Matron Stakes, Orchid Handicap).  

 

 

Casco Rose

 

Third dam of First Down Dash. An unraced daughter of Levan, out of a daughter of Jess Hankins (a son of King P-234). She produced 8 foals, all starters, 5 winners, 3 stakes winners

earning a total of $71,879.  Her best runner was Rose Bug who earned

$57,398, even though she was not a stakes placer. Dam of  two stakes winners: Lady Afton 2 SI-95, $9,355., who won the Keystone State QHRA Futurity, etc.,  & Casco Charge SI-95, $3,560.,  Keystone State QHRA Derby winner,  etc. When you look into the produce records of the daughters of Casco Rose,  you find some interesting things. Casco Charge (by Some Charge TB) produced Heza Charger SI-109 SW, $300,916., World Champion Aged Stallion.  He won the Texas Futurity, R M Benavides Memorial Futurity, the El Primero Del Ano Derby,  etc., & set 2 new track records at 330 & 300 yards.  Casco Charge also produced All World SI-103 SP, $54,612.; & the dams of Just Dashing By SI-99 SP, $51,014.,  & Charge Me Easy SI-90 SW, $36,476, Rocky Mountain QHA Futurity,  etc. 

Other daughters of Casco Rose produced the likes of: Mr Afton Bug SI-94 SW, $128,632., Kansas Derby;  My Afton Bug SI-96 SW, $66,853., Rocky Mountain QHA Futurity;  A Smooth Bug SI-99 SW $43,286.,  John Phillips Handicap, Mr Jet Moore Stakes;  Charge Me Easy SI-90 SW, $36,476.; Diamond Cam SI-96 SW, $24,853., Austin Futurity; The Swift Lady SI-104 SW, $24,221, Colorado Breeders' Futurity;  Just Dashing By SI-99, SP, $51,014. 2nd-Heat Wave Futurity;  Another Afton Bug SI-96 SP, $34,517., Rocky Mountain QHA Futurity; etc.

(Information from First Down Dash ... 
His foundation females didn't hurt him

by Andrea Laycock Mattson) 

 

Cherry Lake

1966 Thoroughbred mare by Lake Erie (son of War Admiral) out of a daughter of Nechao named Cherao. "Double Copy" mare. In her racing career she started both Quarter Horse & Thoroughbred races. On the quarter tracks, her record was twenty-one starts, ten wins, four seconds and two thirds in three years. She earned a Speed Index rating of 97 and was a stakes winner. Her total quarter track earnings were $16, 651.00. As a three year old she started nine times on the Thoroughbred tracks, with three wins and a third place finish and earnings of $6109.00. As a four year old she raced twice on the Thoroughbred tracks, with one win for $935.00. Cherry Lake was one of the 39 mares test-bred to Dash For Cash in his first season at stud. The grand ol' mare died on July 1, 1993, just 16 days before the Phillips Ranch was to be dispersed. She was the first Thoroughbred mare inducted to the AQHA Hall of Fame. Cherry Lake whipped Quarter Horses on their own track, but it was her offspring that made her a household name in the Quarter Horse racing industry. Cherry Lake's foals earned $1,853,952, ranking her fifth-leading dam of earners and the richest not represented by an All American Futurity winner. Among her foals were Cash Rate, Flow of Cash, Six Popper and Counting The Cash. Six Popper won the All American Derby in 1986 and Cash Rate was the 1985 World Champion Quarter Running Horse. She was also dam of Right to Run, an unraced stallion by Go Man Go. Cherry Lake died July 1, 1993.

 

Chicado V

 

 1950. Chicado V was going great guns when she pulled up lame, never to run again. In the breeding pen, though her name has been immortalized by the pounding hoofs of a succession of superlative offspring. Near as I recall she’s produced five Top AAA sprinters, plus several AAAs and one begetter that never set hoof on a track – Triple Chick. 

 

Chicaro

 

  

 

 

Chickarun

Chick Under Glass

 

Chicks Beduino

 

Chick's Deck

Chicks Got Pazazz

 

 

Chronometer Chudej's Black Gold

   

Clabber

 


 

1936-1947. He was nicknamed the Iron Horse because he stayed sound in spite of years of hard use. Clabber was a powerfully made horse who could pass on his speed and durability.

 

 

Clabber II

 

 

 

Clabbers Flossie V

 

Clabbers Lady V

Cornish Prince

Corona Cash

 

 

Corona Cartel

 

 

1994 Quarter Horse by Holland Ease out of Corona Chick (by Chicks Beduino). Stakes winner of 6 races at 2 and 3, $557,142. Los Al Million Futurity-G1, Kindergarten Futurity-G1. Sire of 614 starters, 552 ROM, 90 stakes winners, 2 Champions, earning almost $23 million (as of 12-2007).

 

Corona Chick

 

 

 

 

Count Fleet

 

 

Thoroughbred. 1940-1973. Count Fleet won ten of fifteen starts as a 2-year-old, & the racing public was already talking Triple Crown after he was assigned 132 pounds in the Experimental Handicap ratings. Further compliments were added as he was labeled the "clear successor to Man O'War." Count Fleet lived up to the honor, going undefeated and winning the Triple Crown at three.

Leading Sire, Leading Broodmare Sire. Sire of Counterpoint, etc., broodmare sire of Kelso, etc.  
Country Mama

 

Custus Liz

1960 bay mare by Custus Rastus TB, out of Leolib (by Leo). A favorite of Lou & Libby Tuck, her breeders. Suffered a severe blow to head when only a couple of months old which necessitated help nursing. Recovered, after a fashion, but it took years before she got any kind of true mobility back. Unable to race, she was bred as a 3-year-old to Buzz Bar. The resulting colt was Little Town, who became a AAA-rated Superior race horse, an AQHA Supreme Champion & a leading sire. Bred back to Buzz Bar 8 more times & produced 6 more AAA runners, including Royal Doulton, si 100, 8-times stakes winner. In 1975, she was sold & bred to Shecky Greene & produced a AAA horse. Bred to Easy Jet 3 times, produced Easy Custus, si 95, Easy Jet Liz, si 98, Custus Jet Lizzie, si 103. She not only produced speed, but good looks.

Custus Rastus

An AQHA Maternal Grandsire of ROM Race Qualifiers. A Leading Sire Of AQHA Champions. Sire of AQHA Supreme Champion, Milk River. Superior Halter: Capital Gain, Custus Belle, Net Profit. 35 Daughters Producing AQHA ROM. (See AQHA Legends, Vol 5). 1948. A royally bred & very beautiful Thoroughbred who became a great sire of great Quarter Horses. His foals earned ROMs, AQHA Championships & one AQHA Supreme Championship. Sired by Requested, a broken sesamoid bone ended what might have been a promising race career for Custus Rastus. Sire of Bull Rastus, a terrific 870-yard runner & former world recorder holder. Sire of Jaguar, one of the earliest AAA AQHA Champions & Supreme Champion Milk River. Also sire of Custus Liz, an outstanding broodmare who produced Champion runners.  

Dancing Dervish

 

 

 

Dancing Straw

Danzig

 

 

Thoroughbred. 1977-2006. Sired by Northern Dancer. Leading Sire in 1991-93. Sire of more than 190 stakes winners (18%). Broodmare sire of more than 130 stakes winners, including Fusaichi Pegasus & Distorted Humor. 

Dash For Cash

 

 

1973. Arguably, the greatest sire of AQHA racing ever. Dash for Cash was sired by Rocket Wrangler. His dam was  Find a Buyer (TB). He attained a SI-114 with race earning of $507,688. He was named the 1976 & 1977 Racing World Champion, Superior Racehorse, 1976, and set two track records including 9 stakes races. Dash for Cash demonstrated his extreme athletic abilities by finishing no less than second in every race he entered except one. Before long he became one of the most sought after bloodlines of any stallion because of his offspring’s ability to excel not only on the track but also in the barrel arena. Even several years after Dash For Cash’s death, there is still a big demand for his daughters as broodmares. He was the sire of 1,353 foals with offspring earnings more than $39 million on the track, 1 AQHA Supreme Championship, 880 ROM, 39 world championships, and 135 stakes winners. Broodmare sire of 609 dams of 2,658 performers, of which 2,624 were starters, 1,986 ROM, 1,690 winners, 198 stakes winners, 174 stakes placed, 9 champions, with earnings of $44,645,472. Unfortunately, Dash for Cash had to be euthanized in 1996 due to complication from EPM. 

 

Dash Ta Fame

Dash Ta Fame, si 113, stakes winner of $290,812, Golden State Futurity-G1, etc. Sire of 83 stakes winners with almost $17,000,000 in earnings, including GUN BATTLE, si 110 (9 wins, $668,781, Zia Futurity-RG1), ONGOING TA FAME, si 115 (12 wins, $644,746, Shue Fly S.-RG1), KENDALL JACKSON, si 114 (14 wins, $408,749, AQHA NM Champ.-G1), etc. He is a prominent, highly respected sire of barrel horse money earners, as well as being an outstanding broodmare sire.

 

 

 

David Cox

 

 

Decketta

 

 

SI-100, 29-9-5-4, $156,761., SW, AQHA Champion, Winner of 1964 All American Futurity. DAM OF: Chicks Etta Deck. DAM OF: 14 foals, 5 ROM. 

 

 

Della Moore

 

 

Depth Charge

 

 

16-5-3-2, $5,943. 3rd: Myles Standish S. Half-brother to Count Fleet.
AQHA Hall of Fame. Depth Charge was well muscled and exceptionally balanced. His hooves were hard as flint.

Diamond Charge

In 37 races Diamond Charge ran in the money 31 times.

 

Discovery

 

 

63-27-10-10, $195,287. 1935 Horse of the Year,  1935 &  1936 Male Handicap Champion. Won: Brooklyn Handicap (1934, 1935, and 1936), Kenner Stakes, Whitney Stakes (1934, 1935, and 1936, twice by 10 lengths), Rhode Island Handicap, Potomac Handicap, Maryland Handicap, Detroit Challenge Cup (by 30 lengths), Stars and Stripes Handicap, Bunker Hill Handicap, Arlington Handicap, Butler Handicap, Wilson Stakes Known as The Iron Horse & The Big Train. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1969 Blood-Horse #37 Horse of the Century.

 

Direct Win

 

Dividend

 

 

 

Do Good

 

 

1938. Owner: Frank Vessels, Long Beach, CA. Listed on the 1962 Leading Dams of ROM Qualifiers with 4 or more AAA qualifiers, & 2nd among dams with 6 or more qualifiers. Dam of Clabber II, Chicado V, and Do Good Bam, among others. She was the foundation mare of the Vessels Ranch Running-Horse program. 

 

Do Good Bam

 

 

 Domino

 

"The Domino effect... Speed, speed, and more speed. Domino created a dynasty in North America" (Major Daingerfield)

1981-97. Dark brown colt by Himyar. Domino was one of the best sprinter-milers of all time in North America. 25 starts, 19 wins. Earned $193,550. Raced most of the time with bad feet. Inscription on his gravestone reads" "Here lies the fleetest runner the American turf has ever known, and one of the gamest and most generous of horses." Died at only 6 years of age. He sired only 20 progeny, of which 8 were stakes winners. Of his nine sons, four were gelded and one died, so the odds were stacked against him that his line would ever persist. He sired Caps and Bells, the first American-bred to win the English Oaks, and Belmont Stakes winner and two-time Horse of the Year Commando, who in turn sired a number of top horses one of whom was hall of famer, Colin. Daughter Pink Domino was dam of Sweep, grandsire of War Admiral. Eight Thirty, War Relic, Mr. Busher, Buckpasser, and Intent's pedigrees heavily influenced by Domino. Today almost every Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse race horse traces his or her lineage to this "whirlwind" and incredible sire and grandsire. Inducted into National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1955.

Double Bid

 

 Double Jay

 

Thoroughbred. 1944-1972. Significant sire in the X-Factor. Leading Broodmare Sire in 1971, 1975, 1977 & 1981. Broodmare sire of more than 110 stakes winners, including champions John Henry, Nodouble, Ferdinand, Queen Empress, Old Hat, Batucada, and of Miss Musket, Balzac, etc.

Dr. Fager

 

 

Thoroughbred. 1964-1976.

 

Duplicate Copy

 

 

 Eagle Top

 

 

Easy Crimson

 

Easy Jet

 

 

Easy Jet was sired by the great Jet Deck, and out of a mare named Lena's Bar, a thoroughbred that was a truly great race horse herself, outrunning such legends as Go Man Go and Double Bid. As a 2 year old, Easy Jet won the All American Futurity and numerous other prestigious races. He was named Champion 2-year-old colt, and in this same year was named World Champion Quarter Running Horse and ChampionStallion, titles seldom bestowed upon a 2-year-old. He rose to fame at the height of the Quarter Horse racing game, when the southwest was rich with oil and gas money. In 1980, Easy Jet stood for a fee of $30,000, and was later syndicated for $30 million! He produced just over 2,500 registered foals, placing him near the top of the all time AQHA producer list. Easy Jet remained an equine celebrity throughout his life, influencing people as well as horses. There is little doubt that he will remain one of the greatest Quarter Horses of all time. Easy Jet endured an incredible schedule during his 2-year-old year, racing way more than other horses his age, and he remained sound and willing. In fact, he remained sound his entire life. Then there is energy. It was said of him that he was a "busy" horse, always active and wanting to move.

 When that energy was channeled into racing, he achieved greatness. And Easy Jet wasn't just fast, he was quick. Walter Merrick, Easy Jet's owner, made these comments in interviews with Barrel Horse News: "I think his bone had a lot to do with it (his retiring sound). He was just always sound. He never had a sore day in his life." "He never was a mean colt at all, but he was on his toes all the time. He never did have any buck in him, but he was just a hyper-kind of horse ... he could move so quickly, so fast, it was hard to stay with him." "Anything that's got Easy Jet in it, they could run. They have good minds on them, and they're smart. You could teach them about anything."  Easy Jet achieved success as a stallion because he was able to pass on the traits that made him great.

 Easy Request

Easy Six

 

Equestrian

 

Equipoise

 

 

Thoroughbred. 1928-1938. The "Chocolate Soldier" won 29 of 51 in six years of racing and was a three-time champion including Horse of the Year twice.

Exclusive Native

  

Fair Play

 

 

 

Thoroughbred. 1905-1929. Always remembered as the sire of the great Man O' War. Sired by Hastings. Leading Sire in 1920, 1924, 1927. Leading Broodmare Sire three times. Sire of more than 25 stakes winners, including champions Man O'War, Chance Play, Mad Hatter. Broodmare sire of 68 stakes winners.

 

Fair Trial

 

 

Fair Truckle
Fantacia

 

Federal Hill

Federal Hill, 1954. Thoroughbred by Cosmic Bomb out of Ariel Beauty, by Ariel. Won 10 of 24 races and was in the money 17 times, earning $212,577. Set a new world record for 6 1/2-furlongs and equalled track record for 1 1/8-miles.

 

Find A Buyer

 

 

 First Down Dash

 

 

1984 Sorrel AQHA Stallion. First Down Dash is the cross of Dash For Cash and First Prize Rose. He is the greatest son of Dash For Cash. First Down Dash attained a SI 105 with race earning of $857,256. He was named the 1987 AQHA World Champion and Champion Three-Year Old. He is also an excellent producing stallion. As of December ’03, he is the sire of 980 ROM, 26 AQHA Champions, 3 World Champions, 46 championships, 35 regional champions, 788 winners, 2,406 wins, 162 stakes winners, 321 stakes wins, 151 stakes placers, 97 superior race awards, and named the world's All-Time leading sire of racing Quarter Horses. His progeny earning exceeding $50 million. If all that is not enough, First Down Dash is also one of the prettiest horses in the business with excellent conformation and mind.

First Prize Rose

 

 

Fishers Favorite

 

 

      

FL Lady Bug

 

 

Fleet Nasrullah

 

 

  

Florentine

 

 

 

Four Forty Queen

Gallant Jet

 

 

 

Garrets Miss Pawhuska

 

   

 

  Geisha

 

Go Effortlessly

Go Galla Go

 

 

  

Go Man Go

 

 

Go Moore Go

 

Go Together

Greek Song

 

 

 

Grey Sovereign

Thoroughbred stallion by Nasrullah. Grandsire of Beduino. Champion British sire of 2-Year-Olds 1958, 1961. Champion French Sire of 2YO's 1967. Second on British General Sires List 1960. Put out of Stud 1972. Died in Europe 1975.   

Hail To Reason

Thoroughbred. 1958-1976. By Turn-
To
. Leading Sire in 1970. Sire of 43 stakes winners (13%), including Roberto. Broodmare sire of 114 stakes winners including Bold Reasoning.

 

Hard Twist

 


 

1942 - 1962. Hard Twist earned a AAA rating and a racing Register of Merit.  He made an amazing comeback at the age of 8, setting track records. 1946 World Champion Quarter Running Stallion and 1951 Co-World Champion Quarter Running Stallion. 

 

 Heisanative

 

 

Heliopolis

 

 

Thoroughbred. 1936-1959. By Hyperion. Leading Sire in 1950 and 1954.

 

Hempaces

 

 

Hempen

 

 

 

 

Heza Fast Man

 

 

 

Hide And Seek

 

Hillary

 

 

 

 

 

 

His Majesty

1968. Thoroughbred by Ribot. Ran from 2 to 5, winning 5 of 22 starts, including the Everglade Stakes. Leading sire in the U.S. in 1982, offspring included Battonier, Cormorant, Mehmet, Pleasant Colony, Valiant Nature, Cetewayo, Majesty's Prince, Brother to Graustark. The ill-fated Barbero is a son of Dynaformer whose dam is a daughter of His Majesty.

 

Holland Ease

  

 

 

  Hoist The Flag

  
Hyperion

Throughbred. 1930-1960. Son of Gainsborough out of Selene. Only 15.1 hands in size. A record of 13-9-1-2, $141,643. Won 1933 Epsom Derby. One of the best stallions of all time. Leading Sire in England for many years. Sire of 12 champions. Sire of Alibhai, Heliopolis, Khaled, Owen Tudor, Leading Broodmare Sire in England 4 Times. Broodmare sire of more than 175 stakes winners, including Citation and Nearctic. Died in England in 1960.
 

 

Imbros

 

  

  

Imperatrice

 

Imperium

 

 

Indian Hemp

In Reality

Thoroughbred. 1964-1989. By Intentionally. Leading Juvenile Sire in 1977. Sire of 88 stakes winners (14%). Broodmare sire of more than 145 stakes winners.

 

 

 

Intent

  

 

Intentionally

 

Iron Ruler

Jack Straw

 

 

 

Jayhawker Bar

  

 

 

Jet Deck

 

 

A record of  22 wins in 31 starts & earnings of  $200,625. Champion, SI-100, Stakes Winner. AQHA Hall of Fame. In only eight foal crops, Jet Deck sired the great Easy Jet, plus progeny that earned more than $6,804,289. He sired Gallant Jet, the sire of First Prize Rose, dam of the great First Down Dash. On  8/26/1971, Jet Deck was found dead in his paddock the result of an overdose of barbiturates. The killers were never found. 

 

 

Jet Pilot

 

 

Son of Blenheim II, out of Black Wave, by Sir Gallahad III. Won the 1947 Kentucky Derby in a front running effort over Phalanx, Faultless, On Trust, Cosmic Bomb, Double Jay, etc. Stakes winner of 7 races. $198,740.   

 

Jet Smooth

 

 

 

Full brother to Easy Jet. Jet Smooth was one of the great sons of Jet Deck. AAA, had his ROM in racing, and earned about $79,000 on the track. His offspring earned $2,546,842 on the track, 348 ROMs in Racing, 18 ROMs in Performance and 23 halter Point earners. Jet Smooth’s dam, Lena’s Bar, was called the greatest producing mare that the legendary breeder Walter Merrick owned.

 

Jet View

Joe Reed II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AQHA Hall Of Fame. A Leading Sire and Maternal Grandsire. The sire of Leo. On the track, Joe Reed II ran AA time & earned the title of AQHA World Champion Running Horse in 1942 & 43. He was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame. As a breeding horse, his get earned superiors in performance & race as well as points in halter. He was an AQHA Champion sire.

 

 

Johnny Dial

 

 

 

 

J O Tobin

 

 

1974-94. TB son of Never Bend (x Nasrullah). Two-year old Champion in England, three-year old Champion Sprinter in the U.S.  $668,159 earnings.
Great-grandsire of Rare News. Ridden by legendary jockey Bill Shoemaker to give the undefeated Seattle Slew his first crushing loss  (after 9 wins) at the Swaps Stakes, Hollywood Park, 1977. JO Tobin led every step. He beat Seattle Slew by 8-lengths and missed the track and world record for 1 1/4 by only two-fifths of a second. Sire of 500 foals, 386 starters, 270 winners with 942 wins. 

Kaweah Bar

Kennedy Road

 

 

Canada's Champion two-year-old  & three-year-old. Captured the 112th running of the Queen's Plate, Canada's most important race for 3-yr-olds, 1971. At four, he was Older Horse of the Year. At five he earned Horse of the Year honors.  In his final week at the track (four days before competing in the Canadian International), he was entered in a prep & was never quicker, setting a six-furlong record of 1:08 3/5ths, a clocking with stood for 26 years. Inducted into the Hall of Fame, 2000. 

Khaled

 

 

1943 Thoroughbred. By Hyperion out of Eclair. Bred by the Aga Khan & Prince Aly Khan. Khaled was undefeated at two in 3 tries, including victories in the Coventry Stakes and Middle Park Stakes. At three, he proved not up to classic competition. He started with a win in the Column Produce Stakes (7f. Newmarket), but he had begun to make a noise while breathing, suggesting he had become a roarer. He was 2nd in the 2,000 Guineas, but unplaced in the Derby. He bounced back with a win in the St. James' Palace Stakes, then ran 3rd in the Eclipse Stakes (10f. Ascot). Retired to stud in Ireland, then purchased for $160,000 by Rex Ellsworth. Ellsworth put him back in training and he won an allowance at Santa Anita in January of his five-year-old year from 3 starts. He stood the breeding season, then went back in training, but was unplaced (last) in a race in late December & finally retired for good at Ellsworth's ranch in California. Balanced, thickset, with powerful quarters. He was site sire of Swaps, New Policy & Hillary. Broodmare sire of Wild Again, etc. 

 

Kingdom Key

1975 Stallion by Easy Jet out of Quincy Rocket (by Rocket Bar). Won Bay Meadows Futurity, El Primero Del Ano Derby.

 

 

Kiptydoo

 

Thoroughbred. By Anyoldtime our of Royal Charger mare Irish Kip. Sired AQHA stakes winners & many ROM.

 

Kitaman

Knights Daughter

 

 

 

Kris S

 

 

Lady Bugs Moon

 

 

1966. By Hall of Fame stallion Top Moon and out of Hall of Fame mare FL Lady Bug. AAT, SW, SI 100, 23-11-5-3, $191,536. Superior Race Horse and one of the greatest sires of Quarter running horses. 966 registered foals, 770 starters, 502 ROM, 3 AQHA Champions, offspring earnings of over $4 million. His daughter Rose Bug won the All American Derby Consolation (1974) and produced First Prize Rose, the dam of world champion and leading sire First Down Dash. Son Shawne Bug became Lady Bugs Moon's top money-winner. Died in 1995.

 

Lake Erie

 

La Troienne

 

 

1926. TB mare by Teddy out of Helene de Troie, by Helicon. Without a doubt La Troienne was the most famous and influential broodmare in 20th century America. La Troienne raced unsuccessfully in France, winning none of her 4 starts. Sold at Newmarket's 1930 December Sales for 1,250 Guineas, in foal to Gainsborough. Imported by Colonel E. R. Bradley to his Idle Hour Stock Farm. Described as "the most important producer to be brought across the Atlantic Ocean in this century." McLean notes that she was "a small, plain mare." La Troienne produced 14 foals, of which 12 raced, and 10 were winners, including Baby League (dam of 4 SW: Busher, Mr. Busher, Striking, Harmonizing), Champion Black Helen, Biologist, Big Hurry (Selima Stakes, dam of 5 SW: Be Fearless, Bridal Flower, The Admiral, Great Captain, Searching), Bimelech (Belmont Stakes, Preakness Stakes, 2nd Kentucky Derby), Beseiged, Belle Histoire (dam of SW Royal Record), Belle of Troy, Big Event (dam of SW Hall of Fame), Businesslike (dam of 2 SW: Busanda, Auditing), Broke Even, Bee Ann Mac (Selima Stakes), and the geldings Back Yard, and Trojan War. Pedigree expert Les Brinsfield writes, "Anyone who wants can take any daughter of La Troienne [or all] and trace them through pedigrees to today's stars. It will be a rare week when there is no stakes winner linebred to La Troienne. "

 

Lanolark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1958. Thoroughbred. Stakes winner of 5 races.

 

 

 

Le Haar

Thoroughbred. France. Sired by Vieuw Manoir. Champion sire in France in 1963, due largely to his son, Exbury (1959), European Horse of the Year with eight wins that included the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, England's Coronation Cup, the Prix Daru, and the Grand Prix de Saint Cloud. Exbury, at stud at Meautry, later got Crow, the champion three-year-old colt in England, Zamazaan, champion older stayer in France and later a leading broodmare sire in New Zealand, and the Rothschild's Grand Prix de Paris winner Soleil Noir, among other good runners. Le Haar also got Veronese, the champion three-year-old colt in Italy and later three-times champion sire in that country; Two Thousand Guineas winner Niksar, later sold to Australia as a stallion, and Trictrac, a winner of the Prix Eugène Adam and in New Zealand sire of the champion Balmerino, who took top honors in New Zealand, Australia, and Europe with 21 wins, and later a successful sire in Australia and New Zealand. Le Haar was dam's sire of the brilliant champion filly in Europe Pawaneese and the champion three-year-old colt in the U.S., Wajima, among other good ones.

 

Lena's Bar

 

 

AQHA Hall of Fame Horse.

 

Leo

 

 

A legendary Quarter Horse and sire. 14.2 hands, a fine cowhorse with a wonderful disposition, and a track record setter. Very fast horse, losing only two matched races from 22 starts. Bud Warren said Leo "didn't know when to say quit." Became one of the all-time great sires and broodmare sires. His sons and daughters exc4elled on the track and in the show ring. Best remembered as a broodmare sire, however. There's a very long list of his daughters who became outstanding producers. They produced seven Supreme Champions (including Milk River x Custus Rastus, Fairbars x Three Bars, Sugar Rocket x Rocket Bar, Kid Meyers x Three Bars. Died in 1967 at age 27.

 

  

Leo Jewel

Dam of Gallant Jet, sire of First Prize Rose.

 

Lightning Bar

 

 

 

SI 95. A Leading Sire and Maternal Grandsire Race ROM. A Leading Sire Money Earners.
Sire of 78 Race ROM, and 4 Arena ROM. Sire of Supreme Champion, Lightning Rey. AQHA Champions: Cactus Comet, Crash Bang, Lightning Rey, Pana Bar, Relampago Bar. Superior Halter: Crash Bang, Lightnin Bar Jr, Lightning Rey, Pana Bar. Sire of AQHA Hall Of Fame, Doc Bar.

Little Request

 

 

 

Thoroughbred.

 

Little Town

 

SI 100. By Buzz Bar & out of Custus Liz.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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