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
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
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
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
Little Request was a multiple stakes winner and track record setter. He is best known as the dam sire of leading sire and broodmare sire Streakin Six. A leading sire in his own right, Little Request had a huge impact on the western industry. He sired champions on the track and performers in the arena.… Continue reading The Western Thoroughbred History – Little Request
Mr. H. Z.’s pedigree combined the best Thoroughbred bloodlines form Europe, Australia and the United States. With successful Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse siblings, he had strong ties to both breeds. Mr. H. Z. was a stakes winner and track record setter. His get were successful on the track as well. Most notably, one of his… Continue reading The Western Thoroughbred History – Mr. H. Z.