JRC Callas First Named Supreme Race Horse

Former world champion earns another honor.


JRC Callas First. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Former world champion JRC Callas First has earned the difficult achievement of being an AQHA Supreme Race Horse.

The 6-year-old gelding, owned by Dana and Brian Stroud of Sutherland Springs, Texas, becomes the 36th horse since 2002 and the 107th horse in total to earn the award (the other awards were given retroactively).

The Supreme Race Horse award recognizes a racing American Quarter Horse who during his or her career earns $500,000 or more, wins two or more open Grade 1 stakes races and at least 10 races.

Trained by Brian Stroud, JRC Callas First has won 17 of 28 career starts to date, including 11 stakes, and earned $601,887. His Grade 1 victories include the 2014 Refrigerator Handicap and Zia Park Championship, and the 2015 Zia Park Championship.

He was the sport’s world champion in 2014, as well as being champion aged gelding and champion aged horse.

JRC Callas First was bred by J.R. Cass of Gause, Texas, and is by Winners Award and out of the Dirty Coup mare Calla Missy Jane.

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