One of the common pedigree patterns we see in our horses is what can be stated in simple terms as “Returning the blood.” Returning the blood is based on breeding mares to a stallion that carry the blood of the stallion’s dam.
Fire Water Flit took his famous bloodlines with his limited show record and proved that he was a great sire.
A win in the All American Futurity has a sweetness that is only savored by a few people. You might say it is the sweetest candy you can enjoy as a winner, allowing you to join this elite club. It becomes even sweeter when the winner is a homebred. So, when Jess Good Candy, the 2015 All American Futurity-G1 winner, crossed the finish line, he brought a special sweetness to the family of his breeder, the late Carl C. Pevehouse.
Cue the racetrack outriders: It’s their job to prevent all the wrecks that they can and to minimize those that they can’t.
The show must go on, but not without outriders and pony horses. It’s the job of the pony horses, outriding horses and their riders to get the race horses on and off the track with as little risk and limited danger as possible.
Day two of the 12th Annual Los Alamitos Equine Sale began promptly at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, October 4 with hip numbers 162 through 322. Sales were up for the day compared to day one’s totals.
Day one of the 12th Annual Los Alamitos Equine Sale, the west coast's premier sale of Quarter Horse Yearlings & Mixed Stock, kicked off Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with auctioneers Keith Babb and Associates overseeing the sale of hip numbers 1 through 161.
Looking at the influence of racing stallions such as Dash Ta Fame, Dash For Cash, Easy Jet, Ivory James, Judge Cash, PYC Paint Your Wagon and Tres Seis
Day three of the 38th Annual Heritage Place Yearling Sale began promptly at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 24 with hip numbers 558 through 834 selling.
Day two of the 38th Annual Heritage Place Yearling Sale began promptly at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 23 with hip numbers 279 through 556 selling.
Day one of the 38th Annual Heritage Place Yearling Sale began promptly at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 24 with hip numbers 1 through 278 selling.
The 38th Annual Heritage Place Yearling Sale kicked off with a pre-sale party from 5:00-7:00 p.m. the evening before the big event. Buyers and consignors reconnected while viewing the yearlings and enjoying appetizers offered at the many booths.
The use of the pedigree as a selection tool begins with a definition of what a breed is. The general definition of a breed is, “a group of animals with a common ancestor or ancestors and distinct characteristics that are passed on generation after generation.”
The All American Futurity lives up to its name, not only as a great race, but also by attracting horses from across the country. Yet, a look at how one area—California—has affected that race demonstrates how widely the West Coast has influenced the entire spectrum of Quarter Horse racing.
One of the variable that seems to come up when looking at the All American Futurity is the diversity of the people and the horses involved. We took the time to look back at the 1966, 1976, 1986, 1996 and 2006 All American Futurity winners.
The day we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. The Speedhorse All American Countdown has reached day five with the long awaited $3,000,000 All American Quarter Horse Futurity-G1 and the $500,000 All American Juvenile.
Cars overflowed to the highway at Ruidoso Downs Race Track Sunday afternoon! Shuttles were running nonstop to take race enthusiasts to and from the track for a big day of racing. After the races were over the final day of the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale started at 6:00 p.m.
The rain finally let up in Ruidoso and the sun came out with a light breeze to follow it on Saturday afternoon. There was a full day of racing at Ruidoso Downs followed by the second night of the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale.
The All American weekend festivities continued on Friday, September 2. More people started arriving to the mountain to attend the first day of the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale. Before the sale started there was racing down on the track. The Bill Reed Memorial Stakes was the only quarter horse stakes race on the program for the day.
Thursday kicked off the countdown to the 2016 All American Futurity Weekend. Mid morning Thursday, people gathered in the Turf club for the All American Futurity & Derby Draw & Brunch. Later in the evening guests attended the All American Futurity & Derby Dinner Banquet at the racetrack while the Lazy E Ranch Preview was happening up the road in the Sale Pavilion.