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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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The Western Thoroughbred History – Baffle

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

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Thoroughbreds of a Different Color: APHA Approved Thoroughbred Stallions Standing at Stud

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

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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

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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

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The Western Thoroughbred History – Little Request

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

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The Western Thoroughbred History – Mr. H. Z.

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.

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The Western Thoroughbred History – Past Due

Past Due carried the bloodlines of early twentieth-century speedsters. Although he had a limited sire record, he has had a lasting impact on racing and barrel racing through his daughters. Mares that he sired became the matriarchs of dam lines that have produced great horses such as Eddie Stinson and Coronas Leaving You. Past Due… Continue reading The Western Thoroughbred History – Past Due

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2021 WNFR Pedigree Analysis

The 2021 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo will take place December 2nd-11th 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 also feature the top… Continue reading 2021 WNFR Pedigree Analysis

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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