The 2020 AQHA Champion Aged Horse and Gelding, Danjer, is doing his best to repeat in that category, being named Horse of the Meet at Remington Park for the recently completed 2021 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season.
Bolstered with support from both longtime horseplayers and fans, along with newcomers who discovered Remington Park during the 2020 pandemic, the American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season continues to establish records.
The committee of Jockeys and Jeans are proud to announce the latest addition to our lineup of Ambassadors. John Velazquez needs no introduction as there is no one in racing who has not heard of or has seen Johnny compete.
Sustaining and late nomination payments for the 2021 $1 million-est. Texas Classic Futurity(G1) and the $400,000-est. Texas Classic Derby(G2) are due Tuesday, June 15th.
A pair of longtime leaders in the Iowa horse racing industry, Tom Lepic and Deb Leech, and the accomplished Iowa-bred stakes champion Mywomanfromtokyo, will be inducted into the Prairie Meadows Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Prairie Meadows on Friday, July 2.
We have learned that a structure is only as strong as the foundation on which it is built. Horsemen have learned the same thing about breeding good horses. They have come to know that they have to start with a good foundation to develop their breeding program. Breeders see that foundation in the mares on the bottom line of the bracket pedigree. We call this line of mares the tail female line and every tail female line should trace to a Taproot Mare, which is the foundation of that mare family.
Breeding through the sire line has been a long-standing tradition that is very prominent today. Last year we looked at the status of the Three Bars sire line through Corona Cartel. This year we will look at the Top Deck sire line through Mr Jess Perry. Our look back at the life of Mr Jess Perry will give us a chance to see the backstory of how he came to form this very important branch of the Top Deck sire line.
A successful branch of the Three Bars sire line that has survived is through Dash For Cash, a great grandson of Three Bars. In turn, Dash For Cash’s son First Down Dash has formed his own powerful branch of the Three Bars sire line. We now see that Corona Cartel, a grandson of First Down Dash, is forming his own branch of the Three Bars sire line with quite a few of his sons joining the million-dollar sire list, a list that is growing.