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The Western Thoroughbred History: Uproar

Uproar was foaled on April 7th, 1959, in Kentucky. His sire, Olympia, was by Heliopolis and out of Miss Dolphin, by Stimulus. Olympia won fifteen races including the San Felipe, Wood Memorial and Withers Stakes. Olympia sired champions Decathlon and Pucker Up and later became a leading broodmare sire in North America. When Uproar was… Continue reading The Western Thoroughbred History: Uproar

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The Western Thoroughbred History: Devon Lane

Devon Lane was foaled on April 20th, 1993. He was bred by Allison and Daniel Lucas in Maryland. His sire, Storm Cat, was a leading sire and broodmare sire in North America. Storm Cat was by Storm Bird and out of Terlingua, by Secretariat. He sired eight Thoroughbred Champions – Silken Cat, Aljabr, Giant’s Causeway,… Continue reading The Western Thoroughbred History: Devon Lane

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The Western Thoroughbred History: Direct Win

Direct Win was foaled in 1947. His sire, With Regards, was by Jack High and out of Loose Foot, by Terry. With Regards won several stakes races including the Arkansas Derby, Myrtlewood Handicap and Aqueduct Handicap. At age six, With Regards was forced to retire from racing after he refused to leave the starting gate… Continue reading The Western Thoroughbred History: Direct Win

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The Western Thoroughbred History: Red Jones

Red Jones was foaled in 1951. His sire, Lucky Eleven, was a race-winning grandson of leading sire and broodmare sire, High Time. His dam, Mackenty Jean was bred by Al H. Morgan. After making 37 starts and winning seven races, Mackenty Jean became a broodmare for breeder S. M. Gragg in Oklahoma. According to official… Continue reading The Western Thoroughbred History: Red Jones

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The Western Thoroughbred History: Sparkling Native

Sparkling Native was foaled on May 4th, 1965. He was bred by Harbor View Farm in Ocala, Florida. His sire, Raise a Native, was the 1963 Champion Two-Year-Old Colt. Sparkling Native was among Raise a Native’s first foal crop. That crop of foals also included Exclusive Native, the sire of Triple Crown winner, Affirmed; Raise… Continue reading The Western Thoroughbred History: Sparkling Native

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The Western Thoroughbred History: Carrara Marble

Carrara Marble was foaled in 1945. He was by Coldstream, a multiple stakes-winning son of the great Bull Dog. Coldstream sired both Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds. Legendary horseman John Dial took his good Quarter Horse mare, Maurine, to Coldstream to produce Danger Boy II, the sire of Parr Passum and several other race-winning Quarter Horses.… Continue reading The Western Thoroughbred History: Carrara Marble

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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

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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

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The Western Thoroughbred History – Piggin String

Keeneland is the largest market for yearling Thoroughbreds in the entire world. Their annual sales began during World War II when wartime restrictions on rail transportation prohibited Kentucky breeders from shipping their horses to Saratoga, New York to be sold at auction. The first Keeneland yearling sale was held on August 9th, 1943. Hoop, Jr.,… Continue reading The Western Thoroughbred History – Piggin String

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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.