New Dam of Distinction Honored

Lotta Love For Robyn earns Dam of Distinction honor.

Q-Racing Journal

Lotta Love For Robyn, the dam of Grade 1 winners Tres Friends and Lotta Blues Man, earned the AQHA Dam of Distinction honor at the close of 2016.

At the close of 2016, Lotta Love For Robyn earned the rare honor of AQHA Dam of Distinction.

Lotta Love For Robyn is a 2009 sorrel daughter of First Down Dash out of the Mr Jess Perry mare Love Ya Miss Jess. Bred by Kim Kessinger and Jim Geiler of Akron, Colorado, she is owned by Reliance Ranches LLC of Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Lotta Love For Robyn was a successful runner on the track, earning $238,746 on the racetrack and whose name honors the late Robyn Williams, the wife of the filly’s former owner Brad Williams. Robyn passed away from cancer just before the filly’s racing career began.

Lotta Love For Robyn has only produced two starters to date, but they teamed to earn her this award by being top 10 money earners – Tres Friends in 2015 and Lotta Blues Man in 2016. The two horses, both Grade 1 winners, have combined earnings of $1,797,395.

She has produced seven foals total, including two 2-year-olds and two yearlings.

The Dam of Distinction award recognizes the accomplishments of racing broodmares. To qualify for the award, a mare must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Dams that produced two or more individual AQHA racing champions
  • Dams that produced at least three individual Grade 1 stakes winners
  • Dams that produced at least two foals ranked in the top 10 money earners of any particular year, as of December 31 of that year, and two G1 stakes winners
  • Dams that produced at least three foals that were in the top 10 money earners of any particular year, as of December 31 of that year

When the award was created, a grandfather clause also allowed mares that had produced at least three individual stakes winners prior to 1983, and those wins were the equivalent of a G1-quality race, to be accepted.

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