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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

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The Western Thoroughbred History – Attila’s Storm

Attila’s Storm was foaled on February 19, 2002. He was bred in Kentucky by Lajos Kengye. He was sired by multiple graded stakes winner Forest Wildcat. His dam, Sweet Symmetry, was a Maryland-bred mare by Magesterial, winner of several graded stakes races in Europe. Sweet Symmetry won over $100,000 on the track and later produced… Continue reading The Western Thoroughbred History – Attila’s Storm

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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: Woven Web

Woven Web is the only World Champion Quarter Running Horse to share a sire with a Triple Crown winner. She held more records in Quarter Horse racing than any other horse of her time. Fondly known by racing fans across the south as “one hell of a mare,” Woven Web is a great reminder that… Continue reading The Western Thoroughbred History: Woven Web

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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

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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

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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

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The Western Thoroughbred History – Apollo

Apollo was an impressive racehorse that captured the attention of horseman Frank Vessels III. He went on to sire stakes winners of four breeds. His daughters are still producing top-notch racehorses and barrel horses, which has cemented his legacy as one of the greatest broodmare sires of all-time. Apollo was foaled in California in 1988.… Continue reading The Western Thoroughbred History – Apollo

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The Western Thoroughbred History – Anchor Watch

Anchor Watch was a successful racehorse and enduring sire. His royal bloodlines were essential in establishing an enduring empire of barrel horses. His descendants still dominate futurities and open barrel races today. Anchor Watch was foaled on J. W. Dial’s ranch in Texas in 1953. He was by Degage, a stakes-winning son of Calumet Farm’s… Continue reading The Western Thoroughbred History – Anchor Watch

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The Western Thoroughbred History – Afton Creek

Afton Creek was a blue-blooded Thoroughbred stallion that was unremarkable in his short racing career but became an influential sire of Quarter Horse racing, reining and cutting horses. Bull Dog, the grandsire of Afton Creek Afton Creek was foaled in 1950. He was by Coldstream, a multiple stakes winning son of North American leading sire… Continue reading The Western Thoroughbred History – Afton Creek