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Strawfly Special

With 25 starts against the best horses running over three seasons, Strawfly Special earned $222,920 while compiling 11 wins, including one in a major stakes race; four seconds, with two in stakes;...

Sonny Dee Bar

Sonny Dee Bar’s flashy appearance attracted judges and mare owners throughout his career as a show horse and a successful stallion.

Smart Little Lena

It’s not the size of the horse in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the horse that matters, and Smart Little Lena had plenty of fight in his heart with style on the ground to match it.

Smart Chic Olena

Smart Chic Olena wasn’t just an intelligent and athletic performer: He transferred those skills to his offspring as he became a leading sire in cutting, working cow horse and reining.

Skipper W

How good was Skipper W? Good enough that sons and daughters, grandsons and granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, great-great-great-whatevers right down to today, nearly half a...

Shue Fly

Shue Fly was one of the best racing horses in AQHA history, being one of only three Quarter Horses to ever win three world championships.

Scotch Bar Time

Scotch Bar Time didn’t remain an unknown in the American Quarter Horse world for long. He came to the attention of not only astute mare owners, but everyone who appreciated a good sire.

Rugged Lark

Reining, dressage, driving, hunter, pleasure horse, Breyer model, sire, bronze statue, Silver Spur winner, AQHA Superhorse, philanthropist. That was Rugged Lark.

Royal Santana

In a world where youth is admired, Royal Santana defied all odds when he won his first AQHA world title at 20.

Runaway Winner

Runaway Winner joins his owner in the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame. It’s where both belong.

Rocket Wrangler

Rocket Wrangler as a name describes a racing American Quarter Horse and this horse in particular.

Royal King

Royal King was 17 months old when Earl Albin and Jack Whiteside of Comanche, Texas, bought the colt for $250 from breeder Felton Smathers of Llano, Texas, in September 1944. Royal King was by King...

Ronas Ryon

Ronas Ryon had talent and luck on his side when it came to running a race.

Permanent Exhibit

Explore the Hall of Fame's permanent exhibit on the second floor of the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo, Texas.

Poco Tivio

When “Tivio” was 3 and already started in cutting training under Pine Johnson, he sold to Fort Worth car dealer Cliff Magers for $5,000. Milt Bennett took over the horse’s training for a year until...

Rocket Bar

Rocket Bar was the type of horse upon which accolades are hung. He had clockers taking second glances at La Mesa Park, Albuquerque and Centennial in 1953. Sports writers began calling him the...


“All horses that are bred to run don’t run. But those that run are bred to run,” said Sonny Vaughn of Refrigerator.

Quo Vadis

Many do not know what her name means, but they know Quo Vadis was a superior broodmare.

Poco Pine

When the hammer went down at $1,550, Paul Curtner had purchased a Pretty Boy mare with a Poco Bueno colt at her side. Waggoner Ranch trainer Pine Johnson said he liked the colt, so Curtner named...

Poco Bueno

Poco Bueno. The English translation reads, “pretty good.” It is a wishy-washy compliment for one of the most influential sires of the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s.