Obituaries & Deaths of Horses

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The American Quarter Horse Journal accepts submitted obituaries for horses and humans who were part of the American Quarter Horse industry. Obituaries must be 300 words or less. The Journal's editors reserve the right to edit for length and style. You may submit your obituaries to 

Jack “Corky” Wilson Evans Jr.
Texas horseman died March 20.
Rylees Boy
Three-time champion passed away at the age of 18.
Elmer January
Veteran racehorse trainer passed away at the age of 97.
Norm Picov
One of Ontario Quarter Horse racing's most important patrons died February 18.
James Kelly
Arizona-based horseman passed away January 26.
Captain Courage Dies
The winning and graded stakes-placed son of champion Mr Jess Perry died at age 18.
Amber Lynn Alder Olson
She loved raising and riding American Quarter Horses.
Dr. Charles “Bud” Townsend
The educator, author and rodeo announcer died January 21.
Blazin Jetolena 
The barrel-horse sire died in January of a sudden cardiac event. 
Apache Blue Boy 
Six-time AQHA world champion stallion died in January.