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Martha Claussen, You Know You're There

Martha Claussen, You Know You're There
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!

Master Of The Horse

Master Of The Horse
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.

Ochoa Co-Owner Monte Cluck Earns National Golden Spur Award

Ochoa Co-Owner Monte Cluck Earns National Golden Spur Award
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.

Amy Thornberry

Amy Thornberry
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.

John Cooper, A Pretty Good Run

John Cooper, A Pretty Good Run
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.

Randy & Sandy Coleman Built a Band of Proven Producers

Randy & Sandy Coleman Built a Band of Proven Producers
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.

Golden Anniversary

Golden Anniversary
Bill & Janis Dale celebrate 50 consecutive years of racehorse breeding at Dales Running Quarter Ranch in Clinton, Missouri.

Baxter Andruss: A Founding Father of QH Racing in the Northwest

Baxter Andruss: A Founding Father of QH Racing in the Northwest
Baxter Andruss rallied his resume of traits to promote his childhood love of match racing into an established industry.

Jim Walker: Small-Size Breeder, Big Time Runners

Jim Walker: Small-Size Breeder, Big Time Runners
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.

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