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
Swift Solo was foaled on March 22nd, 1969 in Maryland. He was bred by Harold G. Bensing. His sire, Solo Landing, was a multiple stakes winner by the 1958 Champion Two-Year-Old Colt, First Landing. His dam, Chusinia, was by track record-setter Woodchuck and out of Abyssinia II, by Abernant. She won three races and equaled… Continue reading The Western Thoroughbred History – Swift Solo
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
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
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.
Aside from Three Bars and Peter McCue, Uncle Jimmie Gray is probably the most influential Jockey Club registered sire of Quarter Horses in the twentieth century. This small black stallion left a permanent mark on the short tracks of Texas. The pedigree of nearly every Quarter Horse alive today can be traced back to this exceptional sire of speed.
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
Baffle was a versatile racehorse who proved his speed and longevity on the track. He would go on to sire stakes winners of three breeds. His Appaloosa offspring won champion titles on the track and in the arena. His decedents are still racing and showing today. Baffle was foaled in Kentucky on April 28th, 1965.… Continue reading The Western Thoroughbred History – Baffle
Forest Meadow Forest Meadow is a 2008 Kentucky-bred stallion by graded stakes winner Forest Grove and out of Pretty Little, by Mazel Trick. His pedigree also includes Forestry, Batonnier, Phone Trick and Doonesbury. As a weanling, he sold for $22,000 at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. He went on to make 63 starts, win… Continue reading Thoroughbreds of a Different Color: APHA Approved Thoroughbred Stallions Standing at Stud
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