OQHRA Honors 2013 Champions

Oklahoma horsemen and horses were honored at the Will Rogers Theater in Oklahoma City.


The OQHRA handed out its 2013 awards on Saturday in Oklahoma City.

Members of the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association (OQHRA) gathered Saturday night at the historic Will Rogers Theater in Oklahoma City to honors their top horses, horsemen and horsewomen of 2013.

Bob Moore Farms General Manager Frank Merrill, a past president of AQHA, and Lazy E Ranch Co-Manager Butch Wise served as emcees for the annual event.

Weetona Stanley and William E. Smith were named Champion Oklahoma Breeder for 2013. Ranked ninth on the national breeders' list, Stanley and Smith-bred runners won 18 of 45 starts last year and earned $1,058,642. Stanley on her own also bred another 32 winners with earnings of $862,246.

Carl Pevehouse was the Champion Oklahoma Owner in races won with 21 winners that earned $423,218. Andrew T. Smith was the Champion Oklahoma Owner in money earned with 11 winners and earnings $1,069,730.

Eddie D. Willis of Caney, Oklahoma, was the Oklahoma Champion Trainer. Willis was the #2 leading national trainer last year with 84 winners, eight stakes wins and earnings of $3,398,821.

Former AQHA champion jockey G.R. Carter Jr. of Oklahoma City was the Oklahoma Champion Jockey. Carter rode 122 winners with 11 stakes wins last season while his mounts earned $3,023,505.

PYC Paint Your Wagon was named the Champion Oklahoma Stallion. Formerly owned by Michael and Donalda Pohl, the son of leading living sire Corona Cartel was the #2 leading sire of money earners for 2013 with $3,668,580. Reliance Ranches LLC recently purchased an interest in the stallion from the Phols, and he now stands at Lazy E Ranch LLC near Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Illegal Feature, owned by QH Investments LLC, was the Champion Oklahoma Broodmare of 2013. The daughter of leading sire Feature Mr Jess is the dam of 2013 AQHA Champion 3-Year-Old and 3-Year-Old Gelding Feature Hero ($1,362,263 to 3).

Additional Quarter Horse award winners, with pedigrees and owners, on Saturday evening were:

• Champion Oklahoma Owned 2-Year-Old Filly
Belle Helene
Valiant Hero x Thewayouwantmetoo

• Champion Oklahoma Foaled 3-Year-Old Gelding
Feature Hero
Valiant Hero x Illegal Feature
Lana Merrick and Kent Jackson

• Champion Oklahoma Owned Aged Stallion
Kiawah Jet
Jet Cartel x Kiawah Chala
Saul Colin

• Champion Oklahoma Owned 2-Year-Old Colt
Spit Like Jagger
Spit Curl Jess x Fast Prize Corona
Steve Wilson & Rodney Reed

• Champion Oklahoma 2-Year-Old Gelding
Valiant Hero x Pure Oklahoma
The Ellen Kennedy Estate

• Champion Oklahoma Foaled 2-Year-Old Colt
Wagon Tales
PYC Paint Your Wagon x Signs Zoomer
The Mixer Ranch

• Champion Oklahoma Foaled 2-Year-Old Filly
Ms First Prize Rose
Corona Cartel x First Carolina
Weetona Stanley & W.E. Smith

• Champion Oklahoma Foaled Aged Stallion
Jess Cuervo
Corona Cartel x Jessica Ravin
You and Me Partners

• Champion Oklahoma Foaled 3-Year-Old Stallion
Spit Curl American
Spit Curl Jess x American Dove
A.C. Taylor

• Champion Oklahoma Owned 3-Year-Old Gelding
Wicked Courage
Captain Courage x Wicked Pamela
Andrew T. Smith

• Champion Oklahoma 3-Year-Old Stallion
Logans Mountain
Panther Mountain x Logans Game
Armando Rivera and Myra Sanchez

• Champion Oklahoma Owned 3-Year-Old Mare
HR Ebony Princess
Ivory James x Devilish Princess
Bobby and Vicki Hammer

• Champion Oklahoma Aged Mare
Send Me A Candy Tree
Oak Tree Special x Send Me The Candy
Carl Pevehouse

• Champion Oklahoma Foaled Aged Gelding
DM Streakin Thru Fire
Walk Thru Fire x Sashay N Six
Don Moler

• Champion Oklahoma Owned Aged Gelding
Priceless Feature
Feature Mr Jess x Southern Price
Ed Melzer

• Champion 3-Year-Old Quarter Horse Colt/Gelding
Brace For Bernal
Furyofthewind x Zoom Bracer
Noel Lopez

• Champion 2-Year-Old Quarter Horse Mare
Louisiana Corona
Jess Louisiana Blue x Miss Gray Cartel
Jason Richards and Michael Leblanc

• Champion 3-Year-Old Quarter Horse Filly
Ellens Regard
Chicks Regard x Diamonds For Casey
Don Hall – HRT Stables LLC

• Champion Aged Quarter Horse Stallion/Gelding
Priceless Feature
Feature Mr Jess x Southern Price
Ed Melzer

• Champion Aged Quarter Horse Mare
Redneck Sis
Sc Chiseled in Stone x Dads Sassy Sissy
Jack Wilson

• Champion Oklahoma Aged Stallion/Gelding
Priceless Feature
Feature Mr Jess x Southern Price
Ed Melzer

• Oklahoma Regional Champion Aged Gelding
Pure D Spit
Spit Curl Jess x Pure Princess
Rodrigo Covarrubias

• Oklahoma Regional Champion 3-Year-Old Gelding
Llano Cartel
Teller Cartel x Eyesa Lil Cuervo
Wade Helton

• Oklahoma Regional Champion 3-Year-Old Colt
Wagons West
PYC Paint Your Wagon x De Elegant Dash
Wade Helton

• Oklahoma Regional Champion 3-Year-Old Filly
SS Calendar Girl
Finding Nemo x First Prize Robin
Caudra Ladrilleros Ltd. Co.

• Oklahoma Regional Champion Aged Mare
Black Rosalita
Sweet First Down x Poneta
Francis L. Glowacki 97 Trust

• Oklahoma Regional Champion Aged Stallion
First Prize Jordan
PYC Paint Your Wagon x Fast Prize Doll
D & S Racing, LLC

• Oklahoma Regional Champion Owner/Breeder
Carl Pevehouse, Ratliff, City, OK

• Oklahoma Regional Claiming Champion
Dolls In Fire
Walk Thru Fire x Secret Baby Doll
Rito Sosa

• Oklahoma Regional Distance Champion
Srd Bobwirebob
Coronas Prospect x Shouldabeenjobob
Rito Sosa

• Champion Quarter Horse Racing Stock
Champion 2-Year-Old Quarter Horse Colt/Gelding
Coronado Cartel
Corona Cartel x First Carolina
Micah McKinney – Reliance Ranches

• Leading Owner of Quarter Horse Racing Stock
Micah McKinney – Reliance Ranches

• Leading Breeder of Quarter Horse Racing Stock
Weetona Stanley & W.E. Smith

• Leading Owner of Sires Quarter Horse Racing Stock
PYC Paint Your Wagon
Corona Cartel x Dashin Follies
Michael and Donalda Pohl

• Leading Dam of Quarter Horse Racing Stock
First Carolina
Mr Jess Perry x First Prize Dash
Weetona Stanley & W.E. Smith

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