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stakes producing mare
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Sound 2013 filly by
out of daughter of
Yearling son of HEZ
CHOICE PROPERTY, si 96,
out of mare by
Champion RARE FORM
Golden mare by multiple
graded stakes sire
DASHAIR, si 100, out of
EFFORT mare. She's in
to FIRST PRIZE STONE,
si 98, for a 2016 foal
A Special First
AAA stakes winning /
producing REAL RUNAWAY
mare in foal to stakes
CORONADO CARTEL, si 98,
for 2016. She's a sister
to All American Derby-G1
si 104, $910,338
2015 filly by NF FRENCH
DISCO out of multiple
winning AAA daughter
of STREAKIN LA JOLLA
The Sixy Side
AAA stakes placed winner
by THE DOWN SIDE,
half-sister to 3-time
Champion KETEL WON,
si 107, $651,740,
in foal to Champion
Take Me To
2014 filly by NF FRENCH
DISCO BUG (Frenchmans
Guy x Disco Jerry TB)
2012 gelding by KAPUT TB
out of AAAT QH mare by
from strong family.
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Rare News's first
crop now 5 years-old (in 2010), we're getting good
about his sons and daughters not just from race trainers, but from
other trainers and owners, too. On
this page we will publish statements from
trainers and owners working with their Rare News babies.
Moe purchased a very green
3-year-old Rare News gelding,
bred and raised by an elderly gentleman in Montana. The horse had
never been in a horse trailer until he left home for the first time
very recently. He spent a couple days with us between leaving
Eureka, Montana, and connecting with the hauler who was going to
take him on to Arizona.
The following is
an email from his new owner, written shortly after he got settled in
at his new place:
Eddy tonight. He was being such a nice boy, so thought
I'd just see how he takes the headstall and bit, he dropped his
head, no big deal. Then I messed around to see how he was with
someone climbing up in the saddle, no big deal. So, I just
took him out into the arena while they were roping and got
on. No big deal. We cruised around, trotted circles, loped
circles, he picked up his correct leads even!!!! He's definitely
green, but going from being spooked at the roping last night to
walking right up and standing there watching with me on his
back, and I tracked a few, from way back --
he's an absolute superstar!!!!!!
a nice horse! If all the Rare News babies are like him, I want
to win the lottery and buy them all! Fly sprayed him
today, I feel like I could go ahead and take the clippers to
him even. Everything is just easy with him. He wants to be a
bit pushy on the ground, but I'll tell you what, he's a super
fast learner and what a neat, neat horse. I absolutely love
him!! I'm going to get a pic. of us and send it to Robert to
tell him he raised a gem. And you have an awesome stud horse on
Coleman, my boyfriend, is extremely skeptical when it
comes to young horses and all the time and effort they require,
but when he saw how nice Eddy was the first time I rode him,
now he's wanting to be partners and put
his brand on him. Doesn't that figure!"
Cave Creek, Arizona
"Yes, I just got her preg checked on
Tuesday and she is in foal [to Rare News].
The [Rare News] colt at her side is
really big already and super nice. I am really
excited for him too.
"I think I
have to admit that I am a Rare News groupie
now!! I just love Chris so much. He has the greatest
attitude in the
world. He is just like a big
dog - he is so friendly and laid back and you only have to show him
things once and he knows it the next day you ride him."
Dickinson, North Dakota
July 22, 2010
Erin's 2010 Rare
News colt pictured at 2-days old,
with his dam Joaks
Little Lady, May 2010.
friend who bought the breeding to Rare News in the XL
Stallion Auction has bought a Rare News 3 year old
gelding...Chris...and he is at my house until Sunday. He got here on Tuesday. What a nice boy!
He has just settled in like he's been traveling his whole
life. He drank the first time we offered him water and hasn't
missed a beat. Erin rode him Wednesday and
WOW! He is very nice, super light in the face and moves big
and strong. Never spooked at a thing, buddied right up with our
burro and even the hot heels roping dummy didn't phase him. Erin
is thrilled with him! I'm extremely impressed with him...his
conformation and his especially his disposition and attitude.
just can't say enough good things about this 3 year
old. Great disposition, great mover, just acted like a much
older more mature horse. And this is silly but I
love a horse that is clean in its stall and he was even one
that made his messes in one corner and didn't walk it all
thru his bedding."
Women's Professional Rodeo Association
Pro Elite Sire Incentive Program Administrator
& Xl Enterprises Event Coordinator
"Chris" -- photo by Brenda
Rettinger -- September 2009.
have started training my colt and he
is like all the others [Rare News colts]. . . .easy.
will send you a very bad picture of my colt (3 this year), but the
best I could get all alone. It was taken 1 week ago. You will get
the idea of how he's developed. I have a friend who moved to Montana
and isn't far from you. I was wanting to send a mare up there to
breed to Rare News but decided I have too many horses right now.
Needless to say as everyone else says, I am
very proud to have one of Rare News babies!"
Queen Creek, Arizona
January 8, 2009
have attached pictures of "Danny" (News
Runner). I know I've told you that I really like Danny,
well I've changed my mind -- I absolutely love
this colt. He's almost 15 hands and growing like a
weed. Nothing bothers him
and he is game for whatever activity you throw at
him. I don't think you can
confuse this colt or upset him. He is very
respectful as he matures and man is he wise. When you
saddle him he is like a little man in his business suit
and tie headed to the office.
"As you can tell I have
high hopes for this colt and hope to make all of us
proud. Danny just came home two weeks ago from Adam
Binks and rides like a Cadillac. Adam had ridden him out
in the fields and one day in the mountains. When I
picked Danny up Adam said, "make sure you remember he is only two, because he'll
make you forget." He is correct. I have only ridden
this colt twice since he arrived home due to my own
injury and he was like throwing your leg over an old
campaigner. And of
against my better judgment and my doctors wishes,
we headed out across the ranch and to the pond. He
never faltered and waded right into the "deep end" of
colt is extremely confident, trainable, sure footed,
forgiving and smooth as can be. What more can
you ask for? I know that it will be a challenge for me
to remember he is just a baby, but I sure see great
things in this colts future.
"Thanks for the
opportunity to breed to News!"
Jana Perry, Open Buckles LLC
Cut Bank, Montana
September 19, 2008
NOTE: "Danny" will be trained to run
Jana also has a
yearling full-sister to Danny
& another full-sibling
to arrive in 2009.
attached some pictures of ďAlbertĒ aka Docda Rocket from
last spring ~ he is 15.2 maybe 1150#, regular ole saddle horse
gets ridden every other day lotís of cow and will make a nice
head horse in a couple of years. Good
minded, kind, respectful, smooth, a little lazy but wakes up
quickly and settles down just as fast ~ I really like
"I was loping
circles and pushing steers on Sunday and he moves so nice
under saddle a man asked what Iíd take for him?
"This might be the kind of horse every
horse person dreams about owning some day ~ heís young but
he acts so old in the mind already ~ I ride him
all over the place, through the Bosque, he drops down into
the clear ditches (creeks), over bridges, in the arena, up
and down the sides of the ditch banks. I pony two older
horses down the ditch bank with him you know at the same
time because I donít have all day to get the horses out and
is a challenge just keeping his mind going so he doesnít get
bored. Heís been tracking a lead steer for a while and is
rating back so nice that itís time to start roping the lead
with a break away. I have had
ropes all over him and he could care less ~ He goes in a
little D ring snaffle with barely any (leather) curb
pressure or in a hackamore with very little (chain) curb
contact mainly nose band pressure and heís the same.
getís what I giveĒ he is just
wired that way between the ears, you know forgiving with no
issues he gets over it and goes on!
not for sale probably wonít ever be god willing!"
Corrales, New Mexico
TO MAKE A LONG STORY
SHORT, a Rare News filly bred and raised by Leon and Karen Glasser, of
North Dakota, didn't end up with a trainer until about 2 months
before the races at North Dakota were to be held this year
(2008). By that time most trainers didn't want her (an unbroke
2-year-old) that late in the season.
These words are from
the filly's breeder, written the day following her first race win (her 2nd
race), a 300 yard allowance race she won by nearly 2 lengths:
filly [Comes Naturally] had...no works until the middle
of July. She is however very intelligent and I believe this was
her big edge in being able to win a race in about 67 days of
training. Had this [the race] been 350 yards she would have won
by 3 1/2 or 4 lengths...
"The yearling filly
[by Rare News out of Sweet Sashay TB] is as close to a palomino
as you can get, really nice, her name is Little Love Affair...
"This horse [Rare
News] is going to be a producer. I have said this all along. I
have been raising and racing horses all my life, and these Rare
News babies have absolutely gotten the best personalities you
Leon A. Glasser, President,
North Dakota Quarter Horse Racing Association
August 11, 2008
Comes Naturally is owned by Jeanette Decoteau & trained by Jim Fleming.
In the photo above, Comes Naturally (left) is shown heading
for her first win.
recently brought Elliot to San Diego and have had him started
under saddle. The gentleman starting him is at the facility where I
board my other horses. He [the trainer] worked with him for 4 days
and decided to get on him because he
was so easy going. He rode him
for around 20 minutes and Elliot gave to the bit, started moving off
his legs and didn't even make a motion of concern when he threw a
leg over. The trainer told me today that he wishes he had 30 of this
colt in his barn.
"I was really impressed when I picked
him up from Butte [after my
deployment], he was so well put together. He definitely matured to
be a great looking horse. I hadn't seen him since he was a yearling.
He is an AWESOME mover! He is so quick on his feet and has an
extremely long stride. I couldn't be happier with him....I can't
wait to have another Rare News baby."
Kris Phillips, United States Marines,
San Diego, CA.
August 6, 2008
Elliot will be
trained as a barrel horse.
He's shown here at
just wanted to share with you some pictures of One Nation
(or "Nate" as I like to call him). [He] is one year old
today....You wouldn't believe how kind
and intelligent he is. He is
probably one of the most trainable horses I have known. It takes
one lesson to show him something and after that he's solid as a
learned to be clipped in 10 minutes and every time you come back
to do it again he leans into the clippers to make sure you don't
miss a spot.
"Recently Jason and I also taught
him about crossing the small wooden bridge at our house for the
first time while the irrigation was flowing. Something we
thought a second about at first because this is scary enough for
horses when there is no water. He took it like a champ though
and after about 15 minutes of waiting for him to figure out his
comfort level he decided that it was no big deal. This is a big
accomplishment for us because one of our other geldings has to
snort and shy all around every time he goes over the bridge."
Meredith Pierce, Veterinarian,
Tumalo Animal Hospital, Bend, Oregon
May 8, 2008
One Nation ("Nate"), as a
2-year-old (2009 photo).
He will be a barrel horse.
September 6, 2008
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