Having Martha come up to you in the winner’s circle and congratulate you and give you an interview is such a special experience, you know you’ve done something right in Quarter Horse racing when that happens!
Welch’s life started rather quietly. He was born on July 6, 1907, on a ranch in Eddy County, New Mexico. He punched cows until he was 16. But such a lively spirit couldn’t be content to stay home. He left at 16 to ride in rodeos.
June 30, 2020—Monte Cluck, the fourth generation in his family to ranch and farm in the Texas Panhandle, has been named recipient of the 2020 National Golden Spur Award recognizing accomplishments by a single individual in the ranching and livestock industries.
If, in the course of owning and insuring a valuable racehorse, you’ve encountered Amy Thornberry with Knorpp Bloodstock Insurance Agency, you’d probably be surprised to learn about her background: Her kind, soft spoken nature belies her grit and fearlessness.
During the course of his 50-plus-year training career, John Cooper has fit five AQHA Champions. He also conditioned World Champion Tiny’s Gay through his first three wins during a career in which the stallion was unbeaten until a second-place finish in his 13th and final race.
Lubbock, Texas breeders Randy and Sandy Coleman have carefully considered each factor as they’ve built their operation, resulting in a band of 10 proven broodmares that they consistently evaluate and upgrade to produce babies that are not only well-bred, but that perform on the racetrack.
Bill & Janis Dale celebrate 50 consecutive years of racehorse breeding at Dales Running Quarter Ranch in Clinton, Missouri.
Baxter Andruss rallied his resume of traits to promote his childhood love of match racing into an established industry.
If you’re looking to get into the racehorse breeding business, don’t be scared off by big names with pastures full of high-dollar horses.