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Miss Olene was a product – and a producer – of American Quarter Horse racing royalty.
“Miss Meyers, one of the earliest stars of American Quarter Horse Racing, was a champion on the track and one of the founding broodmares of racing American Quarter Horses.”
“She was the prettiest red dun mare you ever saw,” Frank Merrill said of Miss Jim 45. “Everything Miss Jim 45 did, she did pretty.”
When a Thoroughbred mare by Sunfire named Mattie Fern was bred to Echuca Ladd – a Thoroughbred stallion who competed in races, reinings and cuttings – the resulting foal was Maroon,...
She stood 15 hands, weighed about 1,120 pounds, had a blazed face and one blue eye, and loved to suck eggs dry, without even destroying the shells. Her name was Maddon’s Bright Eyes, and she was...
The sorrel stallion had a busted knee and a stifle injury, yet Bud Warren paid $2,500 for 7-year-old Leo, and the state of Oklahoma laughed. It was not long before Leo quieted the critics.
Lena’s Bar (TB) came from a line of great runners and passed on the legacy.
If the ultimate mark of an American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame horse is the mark left on the breed, then Lady Bug’s Moon is an ultimate Hall of Famer.
In the kingdom of Quarter Horses, there are many legends, but there is only one King – King P-234.
The 1966 gelding did not look like a typical racehorse. He was not the lean, trim type, but neither was he the blocky, bulldog cowhorse type. Kaweah Bar was somewhere in between, but he could run.
With a bad left knee and an injured right foot, Joe Reed II did not have a lot in his favor. At least not as a racehorse, but the sorrel stallion had courage, heart and speed.
Joe Reed ran in races across the Midwest and in Oklahoma and Texas. A majority of the races were five-eighths of a mile or better. “Joe” could not run that far, but under a quarter of mile he was...
“There’s more to a cutting horse than size. Lynx Melody might have been little, but she was big enough to get the job done.”
Lightning Bar’s name proved prophetic in more ways than one, for just like a bolt of lightning, the chestnut colt would flash across the Quarter Horse short track, then through the breeding shed,...
Leo San was that outstanding stallion, sire of American Quarter Horse Hall of Famers Peppy San and Mr San Peppy.
During the formative years of AQHA, Joe Hancock caused a lot of controversy. Some swore by the stallion’s abilities and others cussed his breeding.
Joe Hancock, Joe Reed, Joe Reed II and Little Joe. The name “Joe” is synonymous with American Quarter Horse stallions. All the Joes were legends in their own right, and Joe Cody was no different.
“If that’s a racehorse, then I’m gonna quit the business,” Bud Warren said in 1961 after looking at a thin-necked, pot-bellied bay colt. At the time, Jet Deck did not inspire Warren, but that...
“If Jackie Bee had been a man instead of a horse, he’d have been the kind of man you’d like to partner up with; the kind of man you’d be proud to call a friend.” Duane Walker said of the horse he...
A striking mare of impeccable breeding and near-flawless conformation, Indigo Illusion kicked off her career as a track record-setting champion.