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2020 WNFR Pedigree Analysis

In 2020, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo returned to Texas for the first time in nearly 60 years. Globe Life Field in Arlington hosted the historic rodeo, which was the first non-baseball event at the park. While there were significant changes, the 2020 WNFR still showcased the season’s top-fifteen money earners in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing, and bull riding.

Although it is not frequently discussed, all the timed-event horses at the WNFR have Thoroughbred ancestry. The most prolific of those ancestors is the stallion Three Bars. He appears multiple times in every pedigree of each horse competing in roping, bulldogging, and barrel racing. Most of the horses also trace back to Top Deck, Depth Charge, Jackstraw, Spotted Bull and Azure Te. More recent influxes of Thoroughbred blood come from stallions such as Beduino, Raise Your Glass, Reb’s Policy, Master Hand and Leinster House.

Examining the pedigrees of modern Quarter Horses makes the Thoroughbred influence hard to ignore. To illustrate this point, we went back eight generations and calculated the Thoroughbred percentage of several horses competing at the WNFR. Here are some of the Purina AQHA/PRCA Horses of the Year:

Steer Roping – Lena Joe Ichi – “Professor” – 26.2% Thoroughbred

Professor is ridden and owned by Martin Pointdexter. He is a 2010 gelding bred in Texas by EE Ranches, Inc. He is by Cat Ichi and out of Lacy Jo Lena, by Doc Olena. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Doc Horn, Porte Drapeau, Lawyer, Joe Blair, Bayard, Master Gould, Dr. Mack, Uncle Jimmie Gray and Fleeting Time.

Tie-down Roping – Pocketful of Light – “Pockets” – 20.3% Thoroughbred

Pockets is ridden and owned by Caleb Smidt. He is a 2007 gelding bred in Oklahoma by Joe Festervan. He is by Johnathan Starlight and out of Playful Pockets, by Freckles Playboy. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Mad Way, Doc Horn, Porte Drapeau, Lawyer, Captains Courageous, Joe Blair, Fleeting Time and Uncle Jimmie Gray.

Team Roping Heading – RK Tuff Trinket – “Bob” – 14.8% Thoroughbred

Bob is ridden and owned by Riley Minor. He is a 2001 gelding bred in Washington by Rod and Kristine Chumley. He is by Tuffys OO Buck and out of Tall Pine Wickett, by Knock My Sox Off. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Custus Rastus, Reno Lord, Depth Charge, Band Time, Everett, Master Gould, Uncle Jimmie Gray, Lani Chief and Flying Squirrel.

Team Roping Heeling (tie) – Nita Win Playboy – “Drago” – 19.1% Thoroughbred

Drago is ridden and owned by Logan Medlin. He is a 2009 gelding bred in Texas by Ronnie Mahaley. He is by High Caliber Kurtis and out of Nita Win Freckles, by Freckle Image. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Captains Courageous, Uncle Jimmie Gray, Doc Horn, Porte Drapeau, Lawyer, Bayard and Beggar Boy.

Team Roping Heeling (tie) – Leos Highbrow – “Sug” – 12.5% Thoroughbred

Sug is ridden and owned by Brady Minor. He is a 2005 gelding bred in Oklahoma by D J Mefferd. He is by Scooter O Highbrow and out of Leos Last Pokey, by Prices Kris Leo. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Doc Horn, Credit Balance, Buggins, Band Time, Joe Blair, Dennis Reed, Dewey, Line Up, Uncle Jimmy Gray and Madder Music.

2020 WNFR Steer Wrestling Horses

The Thoroughbred influence is the most prominent in the steer wrestling horses. We analyzed the pedigrees of the eight horses that won rounds at the 2020 WNFR. Of those horses, the average was 62.8% Thoroughbred. Dashin Haze, the 2020 AQHA/PRCA Steer Wrestling Horse of the Year is 77.0% Thoroughbred. Five of the horses, Dashin Haze, Canted Plan, Babysgonecountry, Patrionic Dash and Teller I Pass, made starts on the track. Dashin Haze and Teller I Pass are both race winners.

Dashin Haze – “Tyson” – 2020 AQHA/PRCA Horse of the Year – 77.0% Thoroughbred

Tyson is ridden and owned by Curtis Cassidy and also ridden by Jesse Brown, Blake Knowles and Matt Reeves. He tied for the win in Rounds 1, 5 and 9 and won Round 8. Tyson is a 2005 gelding bred in Alberta by Shady Lane Stables. He is by Royal Quick Dash and out of Sheza Special Chick, by Chicks Beduino. He made 14 starts on the track, won four races, and earned $30,269. He also placed second in the Grade 3 Alberta Bred Futurity in 2007. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Rocket Bar, Top Deck, Very Wise, Direct Win, Vandy, Beduino, Depth Charge, Chicaro, Raise Your Glass, Spotted Bull, Lena’s Bar and Seabiscuit.

Canted Plan – “Scooter” – 73.8% Thoroughbred

Scooter is owned by Kyle Irwin and ridden by Tyler Waguespack. He tied for the win in Rounds 2, 9 and 10. Scooter is a 2005 gelding bred in North Dakota by Joe Peltier. He is by Up In Your Face and out of Gambler Speed Line, by Crystal Gambler. He started 13 times and earned $2,552 on the track. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Rocket Bar, Find a Buyer, Pass ’em Up, Mito Paint, Editorial Comment, Raise Your Glass, Reb’s Policy and Truly Truckle.

Babysgonecountry – “Baby” – 61.7% Thoroughbred

Baby is owned Sam Dixon and ridden by Jacob Talley. She won Round 4 and tied for the win in Round 9. Baby is a 2010 APHA mare bred in Oklahoma by Julie Haywood and Joni Willis. She is by Country Quick Dash and out of Heros Strawbaby, by Texas Hero. She made twelve starts and earned $11,656 on the track. Prominent Thoroughbreds in her pedigree include Three Bars, Find a Buyer, Beduino, Zevi, Rocket Bar, Raise Your Glass, Lanolark and Mayshego.

Be Dun by Three – “Benz” – 23.4% Thoroughbred

Benz is owned and ridden by Clayton Hass and also ridden by Dakota Eldridge. He tied for the win in Round 1 and won Round 7. Benz is a 2006 gelding bred in Kansas by Clinton and Linda Walls. He is by Three Dee Skyline and out of Silver Major Diamond, by Special Silver Major. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Beduino and Raise Your Glass.

Flash Lika Bullet – “Grinder” – 66.4% Thoroughbred

Grinder is owned by KC Jones and ridden by Will Lummus. He won Round 3 and tied for the win in Round 10. Grinder is a 2005 gelding bred in Idaho by Merle Morgan. He is by JC Cash and out of Ima Hot Flasher, by Dash Ta Fame. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Rocket Bar, Find a Buyer, Mito Paint, Lady Woodchuck, Lake Erie, Lena’s Bar and Hijo the Bull.

“Corona” – 63.7% Thoroughbred

Corona is owned by Jule Hazen and ridden by Jace Melvin. She tied for the win in Round 5. Corona is a mare by Little Corona and out of Dash to Romance, by Rolls of Romance. Prominent Thoroughbreds in her pedigree include Three Bars, Beduino, Lilsalady, Depth Charge, Rocket Bar, Find a Buyer, Lena’s Bar, Hoist Bar and Lady Johnnie.

Patrionic Dash – “Mable” – 62.5% Thoroughbred

Mable is owned owned by Garrett Henry and ridden by Stetson Jorgenson and Jacob Edler. She tied herself to win Round 6 with both Stetson and Jacob. She helped Jacob win the World Championship. Mable is a 2011 mare bred in Oklahoma by Dennis Touchet. She is by First Down Dash and out of Patrionic, by Game Patriot. She made four starts and earned $800 on the track. Prominent Thoroughbreds in her pedigree include Three Bars, Rocket Bar, Find a Buyer, Beduino, Mayshego and Raise Your Glass.

Teller I Pass – “Whiskers” – 73.8% Thoroughbred

Whiskers is owned and ridden by Bridger Anderson. He tied for the win in Round 2. Whiskers is a 2009 gelding bred in Oklahoma by Connie Nobles. He is by Teller Cartel and out of Holland Hussy, by Holland Ease. He made five starts, won one race, and earned $6,344 on the track. His one win was at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Benduino, Lilsalady, Lena’s Bar, Baby Steel,Jim J., Find a Buyer, Pass ’em Up and Little Request.

2020 WNFR Barrel Horses

Thoroughbred ancestry is significant in the barrel horses as well. Of the 33 horses that ran barrels at the 2020 WNFR, the average was 56.3% Thoroughbred in eight generations. The horses that won go-round money were 52.0% Thoroughbred on average. The 2020 AQHA/WPRA Barrel Racing Horse of the Year, Dona Kay Rule’s High Valor, is 74.6% Thoroughbred. Emily Beisel’s Biddin On Fame, who was second in the Horse of the Year voting, is 59.0% Thoroughbred. Jill Wilson’s horse Lean Mean Blue Dean was third in the voting. At 77.0% Thoroughbred, he had the highest percentage out of the horses we analyzed.

An eight-generation pedigree for High Valor with all of the Thoroughbreds shown in dark blue. Three Bars appears eight times. Top Deck appears nine.

Four of the horses that ran barrels at the 2020 WNFR were off the track – Version Six, Djg Madison, Dashs Centerfold and Macgyver Moonflash. They are 74.2%, 70.7%, 66.0% and 58.6% Thoroughbred respectively. Version Six and Macgyver Moonflash are both race winners. Ryann Pedone’s mare French Zone, is out of the Thoroughbred mare Star Zone. Star Zone’s grandsire is Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Wild Again. The most common sire was the late Dash Ta Fame who was 69.5% Thoroughbred in eight generations.

Overall, the WNFR barrel horses are more Thoroughbred than Quarter Horse. So when you watch them run in Globe Life Field this year, remember that you are witnessing a culmination of centuries of breeding. Breeding that not only includes legends such as Wimpy, Driftwood and King, but also Bold Ruler, Northern Dancer and Man O’ War.

Here are the Thoroughbred percentages of the horses that will be competing in barrel racing at the 2020 WNFR:

1.Hailey Kinsel – $78,460.86 – 40 Rodeos – $349,076.25

Hailey and Sister – Photo via Hailey Kinsel

DM Sissy Hayday – “Sister” – 54.3% Thoroughbred

Sister is a 2011 mare bred in Texas by Dillon Mundorf. She is by PC Frenchmans Hayday and out of Royal Sissy Irish, by Royal Shake Em. Prominent Thoroughbreds in her pedigree include Three Bars, Anchor Watch, Beduino, Find a Buyer, Zevi, Bold Ruler and Master Hand. Sister won Rounds 1, 4, 5, 8 and 9, and was second in Rounds 2, 7 and 10.

Outta Clear Blue – “Leroy” – 49.2% Thoroughbred

Leroy is a 2012 gelding bred in Texas by Roy Evans. He is by PC Frenchmans Hayday ad out of Favorite Six, by Sixes Pick. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Anchor Watch, Gin Squirt, Raise Your Glass, Hijo Beauty, and Beduino.

Thunder Stones – “TJ” – 59.8% Thoroughbred

TJ is a 2004 gelding bred in Arizona by Ron Harrison. He is by Sticks An Stones and out of See F Jets Candy, by Pine’s Easter Jet. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Top Deck, Three Bars, Lena’s Bar, Bold Venture, Depth Charge, Tiny Iny, Jackstraw, Top Deck and Miss Pines.

DH Jess Stellar – “Jules” – 48.0% Thoroughbred

Jules is a 2013 mare bred in Texas by Damon Hodges. She is by Mighty Jess and out of PC Frosted Stellar, by Sun Frost. Prominent Thoroughbreds in her pedigree include Three Bars, Raise Your Glass, Raise a Native, Hijo Beauty and Deep Sun.

Corona Share of Fame – “Nala” – 68.0% Thoroughbred

Nala is a 2014 mare bred in Oklahoma by Jana Harrison. She is by Lions Share of Fame and out of Pay Day Corona, by SC Chiseled in Stone. Prominent Thoroughbreds in her pedigree include Three Bars, Find A Buyer, Lake Erie, Yankee Doll, Mito Paint, Esters Little Klu, Big Klu, Shirley’s Champion, Nomnoe, Sunny South, Native Charger and Corporal.

2.Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi – $86,724.83 – 42 Rodeos – $201,224.84 Final

Brittany and Katniss – Photo via Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi

Ima Famous Babe – “Katniss” – 74.6% Thoroughbred

Katniss is a 2013 mare bred in Texas by Brittany Pozzi. She is by Dash Ta Fame and out of Streakin Six Babe, by Streakin Six. Prominent Thoroughbreds in her pedigree include Three Bars, Rocket Bar, Find a Buyer, Anchor Watch, Lake Erie, War Admiral, Hijo the Bull, Little Request, Direct Win, First Ambassador and Boyarsky. Katniss was second in Rounds 3 and 4, and third in Round 5.

Kisskiss Bangbang – “Mona” – 61.3% Thoroughbred

Mona is a 2010 mare bred in Texas by Brittany Pozzi. She is by Dash Ta Fame and out of CD Nick Bar, by Dr Nick Bar. Prominent Thoroughbreds in her pedigree include Three Bars, Rocket Bar, Find a Buyer, Anchor Watch, Lake Erie, War Admiral, Pass ‘em Up, Lena’s Bar and Custus Rastus. Mona was third in Round 1.

Babe on the Chase – “Birdie” – 64.5% Thoroughbred

Birdie is a 2011 mare bred in Texas by Brittany Pozzi. She is by Chasin Firewater and out of Streaking Six Babe, by Streakin Six. Prominent Thoroughbreds in her pedigree include Three Bars, Depth Charge, Rocket Bar, Lena’s Bar, Hijo the Bull, Little Request, Direct Win, First Ambassador and Boyarsky.

3. Jill Wilson – $53,370.97 – 36 Rodeos – $165,755.59 Final

Jill and Blue Dean – Photo via Jill Wilson

Lean Mean Blue Dean – “Blue Dean” – 77.0% Thoroughbred

Blue Dean is a 2005 gelding bred in New Mexico by Rusty Patterson. He is by Dean Miracle and out of Luv Her Winner, by Runaway Winner. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Lena’s Bar, Hijo the Bull, Little Request, Direct Win, Reb’s Policy, Anchor Watch, Rocket Bar, Beduino, Top Deck and Green Flash. Blue Dean was third in Rounds 8 and 10, fourth in Round 6, and fifth in Round 5.

Fabulous in Bed – “Sonny” – 46.9% Thoroughbred

Sonny is a 2011 gelding bred in California by Shannon Renee Akerstorm. He is by Frenchmans Fabulous and out of Boleta Jet, by Sticks An Stones. Prominent Thoroughbreds is his pedigree include Three Bars, Anchor Watch, Lena’s Bar, Depth Charge, Jackstraw, Dusty Bound, and Through Bond.

4. Emily Beisel – $42,388.19 – 48 Rodeos – $159,426.65 Final

Emily and Beau – Photo via Emily Beisel

Namgis D 33 – “Chongo” – 43.8% Thoroughbred

Chongo is a 2010 gelding bred in Texas by Stan Sigman. He is by Bucks Hancock Dude and out of Track Goddess, by Eyesa Special. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Find a Buyer, Beduino, Raise Your Glass, Little Request and Geiger Countess. Chongo won Rounds 6 and 7, placed second in Round 8, and fourth in Round 9.

Biddin on Fame – “Beau” – 59.0% Thoroughbred

Beau is a 2013 gelding bred in Oklahoma by Youree-Ward Barrel Horses. He is by PC Frosty Bid and out of Jaxsons Olympic Fame, by Poco Lijerito. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Azure Te, Beduino, Mona’s Baby, Lena’s Bar and Cul De Sac.

Namgis D 35 – “Pipewrench” – 37.9% Thoroughbred

Pipewrench is a 2010 gelding bred in Texas by Stan Sigman. He is by Bucks Hancock Dude and out of Central Station, by First Down Dash. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Rocket Bar, Find a Buyer, Tiptoe Tune and Vikingson.

Namgis D 56 – “Foxy” – 37.9% Thoroughbred

Foxy is a 2012 mare bred in Texas by Stan Sigman. She is by Bucks Hancock Dude and out of Central Station, by First Down Dash. Prominent Thoroughbreds in her pedigree include Three Bars, Rocket Bar, Find a Buyer, Tiptoe Tune and Vikingson.

5. Jimmie Smith – $65,022.06 – 55 Rodeos – $153.291.29 Final

Jimmie and Lena – Photo via Jimmie Smith

Lena on the Rocks – “Lena” – 26.6% Thoroughbred

Lena is a 2009 mare bred in Texas by Cindy Johnson Skinner. She is by Firewaterontherocks and out of Tourlena, by Smart Cash Cutter. Prominent Thoroughbreds in her pedigree include Three Bars, Master Hand and Pass ‘em Up. Lena won Round 2, placed second in Round 3, fourth in Round 10, fifth in Round 4, and sixth in Round 8.

Lever Action – “Mini” – 51.6% Thoroughbred

Mini is a 2011 APHA mare by Another Hero and out of Katys Luck, by Eternal Mount. Prominent Thoroughbreds in her pedigree include Three Bars, Rocket Bar, Find a Buyer, Pass ‘em Up, Miss Pines and Eternal War.

Marthas Bullion – “Pixie” – 75.0% Thoroughbred

Pixie is a 2005 mare bred in California by Ernest and Leah Karkula. She is by Bully Bullion and out of Six Moons Martha, by Six Fols. Prominent Thoroughbreds in her pedigree include Raise Your Glass, Hijo Beauty, Spotted Bull, Bymeabond, Bimelech, Bulldog, Lady Albert G, Lena’s Bar, Hijo the Bull, Long Chance, Ole Fols and Percentage.

6. Stevi Hillman – $52,388.69 – 50 Rodeos$137,273.31 FINAL

Stevi and Truck – Photo via MVP

McM Imasharpguy – “Sharpie” – 57.4% Thoroughbred

Sharpie is a 2012 gelding bred in Oklahoma by Matt and Brendi Dunn. He is by A Sharp Frenchman and out of Mulberry Canyon Moon, by Marthas Six Moons. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Mito Paint, Ole Fols, Long Chance, Three Bars, Thermos, Degage and Osage Streaker. Sharpie won Round 10 and placed third in Round 6.

Cuatro Fame – “Truck” – 67.2% Thoroughbred

Truck is a 2007 gelding bred in Kansas by Brandy Wilson-Mehl. He is by Dash Ta Fame and out of Princess Streaks, by Streak Laico Bird. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Rocket Bar, Find a Buyer, Anchor Watch, Lake Erie, War Admiral, Little Request and Gay Dunce. Truck was fourth in Round 4, fifth in Rounds 1 and 3, and sixth in Rounds 2 and 7.

DTF Texas Moon – “Moon” – 58.2% Thoroughbred

Moon is a 2016 colt bred in Utah by Bob Burt. He is by Dash Ta Fame and out of Moon Light Martha, by Marthas Six Moons. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Rocket Bar, Find a Buyer, Anchor Watch, Lake Erie, War Admiral, Long Chance and Ole Fols.

Double Dash Ta Fame – 71.9% Thoroughbred

Double Dash Ta Fame is a 2011 gelding bred in California by Mark and Sherri Goforth. He is by Dash Ta Fame and out of Juvette, by Pritzi Dash. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Rocket Bar, Find a Buyer, Anchor Watch, Lake Erie, War Admiral, L’Natural, Raise a Native, Sully’s Secret and Kicapu Kid.

7. Jessica Routier – $51,370.93 – 43 Rodeos – $133,717.09 FINAL

Jessica and Missy – Photo via Jessica Routier

Fiery Miss West – “Missy” – 37.5% Thoroughbred

Missy is a 2011 mare bred in South Dakota by Gary Westergren. She is by Firewater Frenchman and out of Frenchmans Bo Dashus, by Royal Quick Dash. Prominent Thoroughbreds in her pedigree include Three Bars, Find a Buyer and Beduino. Missy placed third in Round 4 and fifth in Rounds 8 and 10.

High on Smoothies – “Nicki” – 52.3% Thoroughbred

Nicki is a 2015 mare bred in South Dakota by Riley and Jessica Routier. She is by High On Corona and out of Especials Smoothie, by Especial. Prominent Thoroughbreds in her pedigree include Three Bars, Beduino, Lilsalady, Noholme, Yankee Doll and Lena’s Bar.

8. Lisa Lockhart – $40,904.14 – 47 Rodeos – $119,865.68 FINAL

Lisa and Rosa – Photo via Lisa Lockhart

Rosas Cantina CC – “Rosa” – 58.6% Thoroughbred

Rosa is a 2010 mare bred in North Dakota by Alan Woodbury. She is by Corona Cartel and out of Dash Ta Vanilla, by Dash Ta Fame. Prominent Thoroughbreds in her pedigree include Three Bars, Find a Buyer, Lena’s Bar, Baby Steel, Beduino, Mayshego, Azure Te, Reb’s Policy, Lilsalady and Lake Erie. Rosa won Round 3, placed second in Round 6, fourth in Round 8, and fifth in Round 2.

Tres Movidas – 67.5% Thoroughbred

Tres Movidas is a 2012 mare bred in Colorado by Thomas Ford Jacobs. She is by Tres Seis and out of Sheza Blazin Move, by Blazin Jetolena. Prominent Thoroughbreds in her pedigree include Three Bars, Little Request, Top Conference, Reb’s Policy, Anchor Watch, Rocket Bar, Blazing Duchess and Find a Buyer. Tres Movidas was sixth in Round 4.

An Oakie With Cash – “Louie” – 45.3% Thoroughbred

Louie is a 2003 gelding bred in Montana by Timothy and Kelly Bagnell. He is by Biebers Oakie and out of Lady Kaweah Cash, by Judge Cash. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Rocket Bar, Find a Buyer, Mito Paint, Lena’s Bar and Now Is The Time.

7. Shelley Morgan – $53,074.95 – 50 Rodeos – $116,382.65

Shelley and Kiss – Photo via Wrangler Network

HR Fameskissandtell – “Kiss” – 59.8% Thoroughbred

Kiss is a 2014 mare bred in Louisiana by Elizabeth Hays. She is by Ceo and out of Fames Fiery Kiss, by Dash Ta Fame. Prominent Thoroughbreds in her pedigree include Three Bars, Witch, Salem, Lena’s Bar, Texas Dancer, Find a Buyer, Lake Erie and Sharon’s Charger. Kiss placed third in Rounds 2 and 3 and sixth in Round 1.

Kinda Heavenly – “Phoebe” – 64.5% Throughbred

Phoebe is a 2013 mare bred in Oklahoma by Jud Little. She is by JL Dash Ta Heaven and out of Kindabugginme, by Bug In My Frosty. Prominent Thoroughbreds in her pedigree include Three Bars, Find a Buyer, Lake Erie, Raise Your Glass, Nevalero, Dothan, Good Bird, Azure Te, Truly Truckle and Jerry Crow. Phoebe placed third in Round 7 and sixth in Round 8.

10. Tiany Schuster – $55,060.38 – 67 Rodeos – $109,483.46 FINAL

Tiany and Show Mance – Photo via Tiany Schuster

Show Mance – 59.4% Thoroughbred

Show Mance is a 2010 gelding bred in Oklahoma by James Baldwin. He is by First Smart Money and out of Blue Baby Cash, by Hold on to the Cash. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Rocket Bar, Find a Buyer, Lena’s Bar, Jackstraw and Beduino. Show Mance placed second in Round 1, fourth in Round 2, and sixth in Rounds 9 and 10.

Famous Mic Guy Ver – 51.6% Thoroughbred

Famous Mic Guy Ver is a 2015 gelding bred in South Dakota by Bill and Debbie Myers. He is by Frenchmans Guy and out of Disarray, by Dash Ta Fame. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Find a Buyer, Lake Erie and Esters Little Klu. Famous Mic Guy Ver placed sixth in Round 6.

Version Six – 74.2% Thoroughbred

Version Six is a 2009 gelding bred in Ontario by Guylaine Paquin. He is by Latest Version and out of A Sixes Cowgirl, by Stoli. He made seven starts, won two races, and earned $16,192 on the track. His two wins were at Ajax Downs in Ontario. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Find a Buyer, Baby Steel, Beduino, Aforethought, Miss Painted Clown and Magical Mile.

Marysmoonshinebandit – “Huey” – 61.3% Thoroughbred

Huey is a 2015 gelding bred in Idaho by Alan and Jody Bosley. He is by Justaheartofawarrior and out of Bar Lotta Merri, by Merridoc. He made seven starts and earned $609 on the track. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Leinster House, Find a Buyer, Anchor Watch, Hy Diamond, Tiptoe Tune, Spy Song and Depth Charge.

A Dash Ta Glamour – 71.9% Thoroughbred

A Dash Ta Glamour is a 2012 gelding bred in Oklahoma by Jud Little. He is by JL Dash Ta Heaven and out of My Glamour Girl, by Bully Bullion. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Find a Buyer, Lake Erie, Raise Your Glass, Nevalero, Dothan, Raise a Native, Hijo Beauty, Bymeabond, Spotted Bull, R Smith and Rocket Bar.

11. Cheyenne Wimberley – $47,039.30 – 66 Rodeos – $94,693.15 FINAL

Cheyenne and Misty – Photo via Cheyenne Wimberley

Dash Ta Suz – “Smooch” – 66.0% Thoroughbred

Smooch is a 2011 mare bred in Texas by Dr. Steve Hurlbert. She is by Dash Ta Fame and out of Six Moon Suz, by Marthas Six Moons. Prominent Thoroughbreds in her pedigree include Three Bars, Rocket Bar, Find a Buyer, Anchor Watch, Lake Erie, War Admiral, Ole Fols, Long Chance, Hempen, Nashrullah and Spy Song. Smooch placed third in Round 9 and fourth in Round 3.

KN Fabs Mist of Fame – “Misty” – 51.2% Thoroughbred

Misty is a 2008 mare bred in Texas by Kenny Nichols. She is by Frenchmans Fabulous and out of Mistys Dash of Fame, by Dash Ta Fame. Prominent Thoroughbreds in her pedigree include Three Bars, Anchor Watch, Find a Buyer, Lake Erie, Murrtheblurr, Never Bend, Cornish Prince and Truly Truckle. Misty placed fourth in Round 1.

VQ Sucker Punch – “Rocco” – 59.8% Thoroughbred

VQ Sucker Punch is a 2011 gelding bred in Colorado by Randy Ray Hulsey. He by Dash Ta Fame and out of Honor This Nonstop, by Mr Honor Bound. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Rocket Bar, Find a Buyer, Anchor Watch, Lake Erie, War Admiral, Fast Fellow and Imbros.

Royal Blue Fame – “Chewy” – 65.6% Thoroughbred

Royal Blue Fame is a 2014 gelding bred in Texas by Dr. Steve Hurlbert. He is by Dash Ta Fame and out of Eyes Are Blue, by Royal Blue Chew Chew. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Rocket Bar, Find a Buyer, Anchor Watch, Lake Erie, War Admiral, Beduino, Confidant, Secretariat and Azure Te.

12. Wenda Johnson – $39,953.14 – 24 Rodeos – $90,568.52 FINAL

Wenda and Mac – Photo via Select Stallion Stakes

Macgyver Moonflash – “Mac” – 58.6%

Mac is a 2013 gelding bred in Ontario by Ivy Lane Racing. He is by First Moonflash and out of Touched by the Moon, by Black Moons Arising. He made seven starts, won one race, and earned $14,409 on the track. His one win was at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Find a Buyer, Tilt the Odds, Pukka Gent, Leannie, Bornapet and Hinge of Fate. Mac placed second in Round 10.

Sr Industry Titan – “Titan” – 57.4% Thoroughbred

Titan is a 2013 stallion bred in Texas by Matt and Bendi Dunn. He is by Firewaterontherocks and out of Mulberry Canyon Moon, by Marthas Six Moons. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Master Hand, Pass ’em Up, Long Chance and Osage Streaker. Titan placed fifth in Rounds 6 and 7.

Dreams First Flash – “Flash” – 63.7%

Flash is a 2011 gelding bred in Washington by Quarter K Inc. He is by First Moonflash and out of First Down Dream, by First Down Dash. He made one start at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, finished sixth, and earned $50 on the track. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Find a Buyer, Tilt The Odds, Pukka Gent, Raise Your Glass and Hijo Beauty.

13. Dona Kay Rule – $67,453.54 – 43 Rodeos

Dona Kay and Valor – Photo Via Dona Kay Rule

High Valor – “Valor” – 2020 AQHA/WPRA Barrel Racing Horse of the Year – 74.6% Thoroughbred

Valor is a 2009 gelding bred in Oklahoma by Lana Merrick. He is by Valiant Hero and out of Rare High, by Rare Form. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Rocket Bar, Find a Buyer, Beduino, Mayshego, Azure Te, Reb’s Policy, Lilsalady, Noholme, Moolah Bux, Mito Paint, Yankee Doll and Top Deck.

Cashin on the Bayou – “Cajun” – 51.6% Thoroughbred

Cajun is a 2008 gelding bred in Oklahoma by Jud Little. He is by Bugemforcash and out of Sheza Bayou Girl, by Mr Record Maker. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Rocket Bar, Find A Buyer, To Market, Azure Te, Nashville, Jack’s Jet, Good Bird and Papa Redbird.

11. Ryann Pedone – $42,580.60 – 71 Rodeos – $75,849.83 FINAL

Ryann and Hollywood – Photo via Ruby Buckle

French Zone – “Hollywood” – 66.4% Thoroughbred

Hollywood is a 2013 mare bred in Texas by Jack and Kelly Bruner. She is by Frenchmans Guy and out of Star Zone (TB), by Wild Zone (TB). Prominent Thoroughbreds in her pedigree include Three Bars, Wild Again, Premiership and The Minstrel.

Js Milo and Stitch – “Happy” – 54.3% Thoroughbred

Happy is a 2014 gelding bred in Texas by Billy and Shelly Martin. He is by Firewater Ta Fame and out of T K Twirl, by Tres Seis. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Find a Buyer, Lake Erie, Reb’s Policy, Beduino and Truxton King. Happy placed fifth in Round 9.

Djg Madison – “Dolly” – 70.7% Thoroughbred

Dolly is a 2006 mare bred in Oklahoma by Donald and Janice Guthrie. She is by Royal Blue Chew Chew and out of Run Madison, by Sunset Six. She made three starts on the track and earned $310. Her best effort was a fifth place finish at Blue Ribbon in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Prominent Thoroughbreds in her pedigree include Three Bars, Find a Buyer, Beduino, Spot Cash, Confidant, Secretariat, Little Request and Birsco Rose.

HP Dash Ta Fiesta – “Firewater” – 46.1% Thoroughbred

Firewater is a 2013 stallion bred in Texas by Kelly Yates. He is by Dash Ta Fame and out of Firewater Fiesta, by Fire Water Flit. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Rocket Bar, Find a Buyer, Anchor Watch, Lake Erie, War Admiral, Top Deck and Deep Sun.

Vq Im Buzzed – “Big P” – 61.3% Thoroughbred

Big P is a 2014 gelding bred in Colorado by Brandy Varner. He is by Dash Ta Fame and out of Honor This Nonstop, by Mr Honor Bound. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Rocket Bar, Find a Buyer, Anchor Watch, Lake Erie, War Admiral, Fast Fellow and Flashy Dancer.

Feel The Sting – “Stinger” – 52.3% Thoroughbred

Stinger is a 2013 stallion bred in Texas by Mel Potter and Sherry Cervi. He is by Dash Ta Fame and out of MP Meter My Hay, by PC Frenchmans Hayday. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Rocket Bar, Find a Buyer, Anchor Watch, Lake Erie, War Admiral and Depth Charge.

15. Brittney Barnett – $39,565.33 – 85 Rodeos – $70,296.10 FINAL

Brittney and Paint – Photo via TT Leatherworks LLC

Chicks Keen O Pocopoo – “Paint” – 11.7% Thoroughbred

Paint is a 2007 APHA mare by Mr Dominator and out of Stylish Chick Olena, by Dix Chic Olena. Prominent Thoroughbreds in her pedigree include Three Bars, Chicaro, Wayward Irving, Beggar Boy, Doc Horn and Handy Shot. Paint placed fifth in Round 5 and sixth in Round 3.

Frenchmans Pick – “Pei” – 39.5% Thoroughbred

Pei is a 2009 mare bred in Montana by Jeff Switzer. She is by Sixes Pick and out of French Gold Charm, by Frenchmans Guy. Prominent thoroughbreds in her pedigree include Three Bars, King O’Neill, Chicaro, Depth Charge, Top Deck, Lena’s Bar, Rocket Bar and Spotted Bull. Pei placed fourth in Round 7.

16. Jessica Telford – $38,477.20 – 43 Rodeos – $59,477.20 FINAL

Jessica and Cool Whip – Photo via Jessie Telford

Famous Cool Whip – “Cool Whip” – 50.4% Thoroughbred

Cool Whip is a 2011 gelding bred in Idaho by Jake and Jessica Telford. He is by Dash Ta Fame and out of Had A Kanita, by Docs Rocky Top. Prominent Thoroughbreds in his pedigree include Three Bars, Rocket Bar, Find A Buyer, Anchor Watch, Lake Erie and War Admiral. Cool Whip placed fourth in Round 5.

Dashs Centerfold – “Centerfold” – 66.0% Thoroughbred

Centerfold is a 2011 mare bred in Utah by Bob Pence. She is by Dash Ta Fame and out of Diamonds Tiny Effort, by Proudest Effort. She made two starts at Les Bois Park, but did not earn any money on the track. Prominent Thoroughbreds in her pedigree include Three Bars, Rocket Bar, Find a Buyer, Anchor Watch, Lake Erie, War Admiral, Raise Your Glass, Hijo Beauty and Little Request.

Sources: http://www.wpra.com, http://www.equibase.com, http://www.equineline.com

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