List Family Signs On as Co-Partners of Los Alamitos Equine Sale
This year's sale will be held October 1-2
January 20, 2016
Prominent longtime breeders and two-time AQHA champion owners Sharon, Rhonda Rae, and Dawn List of Double Bar S Ranch LLC will join 13-time AQHA champion breeder Ed Allred, Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Racing Association Board Member and leading breeder Dr. Steve Burns DVM, and leading breeder John Andreini as partners for the 2016 renewal of the Los Alamitos Equine Sale to be held on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2.
“I am pleased that Double Bar S Ranch will continue to race and market horses in California and chose to be affiliated with the Los Alamitos Equine Sale,” said Allred, the owner of Los Alamitos Race Course.
The Los Alamitos Equine Sale is managed by the PCQHRA and is widely regarded as one of the nation’s top Quarter Horse sales thanks to a catalog that offers the sport’s premiere racing bloodlines.
“It was a no brainer (to join the Los Alamitos Equine Sale),” said Rhonda Rae List. “Even though we breed and sometimes race in other states our roots are in California. Although the quantity of horses we breed and raise has decreased the quality certainly hasn't. We look forward to offering our stock at the sale. Our entire family is honored to be involved and included as partners in this exciting sale.”
“We are thrilled to be a part of the Los Alamitos Equine Sale,” added Dawn List. “We have our horses in many different states, California included now that we have put the ranch on the market, but we are California girls no matter what. This is our home, we want nothing but the best for California racing and will do everything we can to support that.”
Jens L. List, Jr. established the Double Bar S Ranch after purchasing land in Moreno Valley in June of 1989. The ranch was the home of the late great stallion Strawfly Special, who sired two-time World Champion Tailor Fit, and All American Futurity winners Streakin Flyer and Ausual Suspect. With a passion for Quarter Horse racing, List, Jr. bred the earners of over $6.2 million and the winners of 560 races until his passing in November of 1996. List, Jr. bred Meddlin In Money, a multiple stakes winner and earner of $360,338.
List, Jr.’s spouse, Sharon, and their daughters, Rhonda and Dawn, have continued the great legacy of the Double Bar S Ranch racing and breeding divisions. Double Bar S Ranch was named the 2006 AQHA Champion Owners thanks in part to the accomplishments of a pair of outstanding 2-year-old homebreds, Golden State Million Futurity winner Jess You And I and PCQHRA Breeders Futurity and Governor’s Cup Futurity winner Tac It Like A Man. The following year, the Double Bar S Ranch-bred Carters Cartel was voted the 2007 AQHA champion 2-year-old colt following victories in the Kindergarten Futurity and Ed Burke Million Futurity.
The success of the Double Bar S Ranch-homebreds continued in the years that followed, as Jess You And I became one of the sport’s biggest stars. Jess You And I won the 2008 Champion of Champions and also posted back-to-back wins in the Go Man Go Handicap in 2008-09. He would also win the 2009 Los Alamitos Winter Championship and 2011 Robert L. Boniface Los Alamitos Invitational Championship. Bred by Rhonda and Dawn List, Jess You And I won 19 of 42 starts and earned $1,851,691 in a legendary racing career.
Double Bar S Ranch has started over 2,000 horses resulting in 260 wins for $7.5 million in earnings at Los Alamitos since 1998. Many of those victories have been posted by horses from the ranch’s outstanding breeding program. Notable homebreds include Igotyourtac ($577,067), winner of the 2011 Golden State Million Futurity; the aforementioned runners Tac It Like A Man ($413,563) and Carters Cartel ($659,146); and 2013 Governor’s Cup Derby winner Scoop Of Sunshine ($200,224). Double Bar S Ranch was named AQHA Champion Owners for a second time 2011 thanks to the success of its Grade 1 winning homebreds Jess You And I and Igotyourtac.
Other stakes winners Double Bar S Ranch has campaigned in past years include Southern California Derby winner Strawflyin Buds ($315,974), Big On Charm, Rock N Strawfly, He Could Be The One, Bud Cheeks, Streakazoid, Creole Williams, and Look Whos Running,
Double Bar S Ranch also stands the stallions Carters Cartel and Tac It Like A Man at Lazy E Ranch in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Carters Cartel is the sire of 2012 Rainbow Futurity winner Carters Cookie and 2015 Evangeline Downs Derby winner and 2014 All American Futurity finalist Exquisite Stride. Tac It Like A Man is the sire of Golden State Million winner Igotyourtac and The Long Knife, the winner of the 2012 Grade 1 Texas Classic Derby.
For the Los Alamitos Equine Sale, Double Bar S Ranch will partner with three of the nation’s leading horsemen in Ed Allred, Dr. Steve Burns, and John Andreini. Allred is synonymous with Quarter Horse racing. In addition to being named AQHA Champion Breeder a record 13 times, He has also been named AQHA Champion Owner a record six times. Allred finished as the nation’s leading breeder in money earned with $3,448,478 in 2015 and has been the nation’s leading breeder in money earned in each of the past six years dating back to 2010. Since 2000, he’s led in 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2007. He is the sport’s all-time leading breeder by earnings with over $51 million. His top runners in recent years include Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity winner He Looks Hot, multiple Grade 1 winner Quirky, multiple Grade 1 winner Check My Thoughts, and stakes winners Once Over, Well And Good, Discontent, and more. He’s also the sport’s all-time leading owner by earnings with over $17.4 million.
Dr. Burns operates the highly influential Burns Ranch in Menifee, California, which has grown into one of the premier Quarter Horse stallion stations in the nation. Burns Ranch is the home of stallions Walk Thru Fire, Stel Corona, Foose, Favorite Cartel, Jess Being Valiant, One Sweet Jess, and Seperate Interest. Dr. Burns was the recipient of the 2012 Frank Vessels, Sr., Memorial Award presented in appreciation of an outstanding contribution to the sport of Quarter Horse racing. The PCQHRA has also presented him with Special Recognitions as Breeder. Dr. Burns was the nation’s second leading breeder in earnings with $2,152,302 in 2015. He also watched his homebred fillies Little Talks and Crooked Path shine in 2015. Little Talks won the Grade 1 Golden State Million Futurity last year, while Crooked Path qualified to the Grade 1 All American Futurity.
A long-time market breeder, stakes winning owner, and successful businessman, Andreini owns the J/L Ranch in Paicines, California. He was also a partner with the great Hall of Fame trainer Blane Schvaneveldt on the annual Schvaneveldt/Andreini Yearling Sale. Over the past 20 years, Andreini has bred in his own name or in partnership with others the winners of over $3 million. Andreini is also the breeder of major stakes winners Volcom, Make A Secret and Deefirst. His broodmare band is headed by Dinastia Toll BRZ, the mother of Champion of Champions finalist Solid Connection and AQHA Champion FDD Dynasty. Andreini is also the breeder of Staggering Strides, the high seller at the 2015 Los Alamitos Equine Sale. Purchased for $150,000 by Abigail Kawananakoa, the filly by Mr Jess Perry is out of the Grade 1 winner Dinastia Toll BRZ. Andreini was honored with the Gordon Crone Special Achievement award in 2008. He was also the recipient of the Frank Vessels, Sr., Memorial Award in 2003. He has also served in various AQHA committees and is a former member of the California Horse Racing Board.
Vessels Stallion Farm, a legendary name in Quarter Horse racing history and along with Allred the co-founders of the Los Alamitos Equine Sale, was sold by the Vessels Family to a private entity last October and as a result will not be partners in the sale in 2016. Vessels Stallion Farm dispersed their remaining Quarter Horse stock last year.
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