Uncategorized

The Western Thoroughbred History: Hawkin’s Special

Hawkin’s Special was foaled in Kentucky on February 20th, 1975. He was bred by W. H. Peckham, part owner of Go Man Go, Easy Jet, Rocket Wrangler, and many other great horses. Hawkin’s Special was by stakes winner Great Sun, who was by Bold Ruler. His dam, Sun Lover, was a stakes-winning daughter of Nasomo.… Continue reading The Western Thoroughbred History: Hawkin’s Special

Uncategorized

2022 WNFR Pedigree Analysis

The 2022 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Teton Ridge will take place December 1st-10th at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will showcase the top fifteen Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association contestants in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping and bull riding. The WNFR will… Continue reading 2022 WNFR Pedigree Analysis

Uncategorized

The Western Thoroughbred History – Staunch Avenger

Staunch Avenger was foaled in Kentucky on March 16th, 1968. He was bred by Charles Heekin. Staunch Avenger was by multiple stakes winner Staunchness. Staunchness, a son of the great Bold Ruler, was the sire of several strong sprinters including Over Arranged, the grandsire of Deb Mohon’s great NFR barrel horse Special Agreement, aka “Brown.”… Continue reading The Western Thoroughbred History – Staunch Avenger

Uncategorized

The Western Thoroughbred History – Chicaro

Chicaro was foaled in Kentucky in 1923. He was bred by American businessman and philanthropist Harry Payne Whitney. Chicaro was by Whitney’s leading sire Chicle and out of Wendy, by Peter Pan. Wendy was the dam of thirteen foals including stakes winners March Hare and Zelide. Whitney repeated the cross that produced Chicaro five more… Continue reading The Western Thoroughbred History – Chicaro

Uncategorized

The Western Thoroughbred History – Lanolark

In the early 1960s, Lanolark was one of the most consistent sprinters in California. He later stood in Nebraska where he sired an even faster family of Quarter Horses. Best known as the dam sire of Miss Thermolark and Moon Lark, Lanolark can still be found in the pedigrees of race, barrel, and rope horses today.

Uncategorized

Kool Kingdom: A Royally Bred Thoroughbred Stallion Competing in Barrel Racing

If you were a fan of Jill Lane’s stallion Red, you may want to add Kool Kingdom to your watchlist. This up-and-coming Thoroughbred stallion is preparing for a career in barrel racing. He appears to have what it takes to become an elite competitor and sire. Kool Kingdom, aka “Thor,” was foaled on April 4th,… Continue reading Kool Kingdom: A Royally Bred Thoroughbred Stallion Competing in Barrel Racing

Uncategorized

The Western Thoroughbred History – Heisanative

Heisanative was impressive on the track as a two-year-old. He would go on to sire both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse stakes winners. In just seven foal crops, Heisanative sired numerous exceptional racehorses and legendary broodmares. He is best known as the dam sire of Refrigerator, one of the greatest Quarter Horse racehorses of all time.… Continue reading The Western Thoroughbred History – Heisanative

Uncategorized

Thoroughbred Blood and the Future of Barrel Racing: How RP Recoil N Strike Will Change the Industry

If you had an opportunity to ask a Hall of Fame racehorse trainer a question, what would it be? When barrel horse breeders Roger and Rachel Primm had a chance to sit down with Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert they had a specific question in mind – which one of your trainees would be the… Continue reading Thoroughbred Blood and the Future of Barrel Racing: How RP Recoil N Strike Will Change the Industry

Uncategorized

Western Champions of the Mega-Makeover

This year the Retired Racehorse Project combined its 2020 and 2021 Thoroughbred Makeovers for one Mega-Makeover. The event also hosted the first T.I.P. Barrel Racing Championships. Many western disciplines were represented at the event which took place in October at the Kentucky Horse Park. The Twelve Buckles donated by The Western Thoroughbred. Made by Bob… Continue reading Western Champions of the Mega-Makeover

Uncategorized

The Western Thoroughbred History – Away From Holme

Away From Holme was a first-generation American Thoroughbred. His pedigree included Australian and European champions. He had a successful career as a racehorse and became an even more successful sire of Thoroughbred sprinters and Quarter Horses. Away From Holme was foaled in Arkansas on February 4th, 1967. His sire, Noholme II, was the 1959 Australian… Continue reading The Western Thoroughbred History – Away From Holme