|Sire||Go Man Go|
|Grandsire||Top Deck (TB)|
|All American Futurity|
|1964 World Champion Quarter Running Horse, 1963 AQHA High Money Earning Race Horse, 1965 Champion Quarter Running Aged Mare|
|American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame|
|Last updated on: January 12, 2008.|
Goetta was the World Champion Quarter Running Horse for 1964, and for a time led the list of all time money-earning Quarter Horse racehorses.
Goetta was a 1961 sorrel foal, sired by Go Man Go and out of a daughter of Leo named Etta Leo.Her dam was out of a daughter of Band Play, and the third dam descended from Peter McCue
Sorrel is a distinctly different color from the chestnut, and one of the most common equine coat colors in horses. While the term is usually used only to refer to the copper-red version like chestnut, up until recently it was used solely in place of "chestnut" in the United States to refer to any reddish horse with a same-color or lighter mane and tail, ranging from reddish-gold to a deep burgundy or chocolate shade lacking the brownish tint of the true chestnut. The term probably comes from the color of the flower spike of the sorrel herb.
Go Man Go (1953–1983) was an American Quarter Horse stallion and race horse. He was named World Champion Quarter Running Horse three times in a row, one of only two horses to achieve that distinction. Go Man Go was considered to be of difficult temperament. While waiting in the starting gate for his very first race, he threw his jockey, broke down the gate, and ran alone around the track; he was eventually caught and went on to win the race. During his five years of competition until his retirement from racing in 1960 he had 27 wins, earning more than $86,000.
Leo (1940–1967) was one of the most influential Quarter Horse sires in the early years of the American Quarter Horse Association.
Goetta raced for three years, with thirty-one starts. She won twenty-two of her starts, placing second twice and was third twice. The American Quarter Horse Association (or AQHA) named her the 1964 World Champion Quarter Running Horse, as well as the 1965 Champion Quarter Running Aged Mare and the 1963 Champion Quarter Running Two Year Old Filly. Her total earnings on the track were $233,920.00 and sixty-eight racing points. Besides the Championship titles, she also was a Race Register of Merit earner with an AAAT speed rating, and an AQHA Superior Race Horse.She won the All American Futurity, among other stakes wins.
The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), based in Amarillo, Texas, is an international organization dedicated to the preservation, improvement and record-keeping of the American Quarter Horse. The association sanctions many competitive events and maintains the official registry. The organization also houses the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum and sponsors educational programs. The organization was founded in 1940 in Fort Worth, Texas and now has nearly 234,627 members, over 32,000 of which are international.
Speed index is a system of rating the performance of Quarter Horse racehorses. The American Quarter Horse Association has used two systems over the history of Quarter Horse racing to evaluate racing performances. The original system used a letter grade, starting at D, then C, B, A and the highest AA. Later AAA was tacked on the top, and later still AAAT was made the top speed. Eventually, this system became too cumbersome, and a new system was introduced: the Speed Index system, which used a number system, with 100 being roughly equivalent to the old AAAT. This change occurred in 1969.
The All American Futurity is a race for two-year-old American Quarter Horse racehorses run at Ruidoso Downs Race Track in Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico on Labor Day. It is the last leg of the AQHA Triple Crown that has only been won once, by Special Effort in 1981. A $4 million bonus was once offered to the horse that could sweep all three Triple Crown races. It started in 1959, with a purse of $129,686.85. It has always billed itself as the richest race in American Quarter Horse racing, In 1978, the purse was over a million dollars and in 1982, the winner's portion of the purse totaled over a million dollars for the first time. The 2015 version of the race will have a purse of $3,000,000 with the winners share being $1,500,000, making it one of the richest races in North America.
She produced seven foals, six of whom were race winners with two of those being stakes winners. She died in 1978 giving birth to her seventh foal.
A foal is an equine up to one year old; this term is used mainly for horses. More specific terms are colt for a male foal and filly for a female foal, and are used until the horse is three or four. When the foal is nursing from its great (mother), it may also be called a "suckling". After it has been weaned from its dam, it may be called a "weanling". When a mare is pregnant, she is said to be "in foal". When the mare gives birth, she is "foaling", and the impending birth is usually stated as "to foal". A newborn horse is "foaled".
She was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame in 2007.
The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum was created by the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), based in Amarillo, Texas. Ground breaking construction of the Hall of Fame Museum began in 1989.The distinction is earned by people and horses who have contributed to the growth of the American Quarter Horse and "have been outstanding over a period of years in a variety of categories". In 1982, Bob Denhardt and Ernest Browning were the first individuals to receive the honor of being inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame. In 1989, Wimpy P-1, King P-234, Leo and Three Bars were the first horses inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame.
|Top Deck (TB)|
|River Boat (TB)|
|Last Boat (TB)|
|Go Man Go|
|Wise Counsellor (TB)|
|Very Wise (TB)|
|The Dun Horse|
|Joe Reed P-3|
|Joe Reed II|
|Joe Reed P-3|
|Band TIme (TB)|
|J T 6|
Joe Reed II (1936–1964) was a Quarter Horse racehorse from the early days of the American Quarter Horse Association that became an influential sire with the breed.
Joe Reed (1921–1947), often known as Joe Reed P-3, was a Quarter Horse racehorse from the early days of the American Quarter Horse Association that became an influential sire with the breed.
Bert (1934—1956) was one of the most influential sires in the early years of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). He was posthumously inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame.
Jet Deck (1960–1971) was a Quarter Horse racehorse and sire.
Chicado V was a Champion Quarter Horse race horse foaled (born) in 1950, and considered one of the outstanding broodmares of her breed. She was bred by Frank Vessels of Los Alamitos, California, and trained by Earl Holmes.
Top Moon (1960-1984) was a Quarter Horse racehorse and leading racehorse sire.
Barbara L (1947–1977) was an American Quarter Horse that raced during the early 1950s and often defeated some of the best racehorses of the time. She earned $32,836 on the race track in 81 starts and 21 wins, including six wins in stakes races. She set two track records during her racing career. After retiring from racing in 1955, she went on to become a broodmare and had 14 foals, including 11 who earned their Race Register of Merit with the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). Her offspring earned more than $200,000 in race money. She died in 1977 and was inducted into the AQHA's American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2007.
A Quarter Horse stallion, Billy Clegg was a sire during the early years of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA).
Black Easter Bunny was a Quarter Horse racehorse who raced during the early 1950s, winning many races against some of the giants of the breed.
An outstanding Quarter Horse racehorse, Charger Bar (1968–1997) was the 1971 World Champion Quarter Running Horse and an American Quarter Horse Association Superior Race Horse. She was posthumously inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame.
Known as the Palomino Express, Kaweah Bar racked up impressive stats on the Quarter Horse racetracks.
FL Lady Bug (1945–1974) was a Quarter Horse mare who was never raced or was shown in a horse show, yet was made famous for her speedy offspring.
A registered Thoroughbred, Cherry Lake raced mostly on the Quarter Horse racetracks and made her mark on the Quarter Horse breed as a broodmare. She was posthumously inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame.
Shue Fly (1937–1963) was a Quarter Horse mare who was one of the dominant racehorses on the racetrack during the 1940s.
While successful at the Quarter Horse racetrack, Ought To Go was far more successful in the breeding shed, producing twelve foals. Ten of those foals started and won races.
Garrett's Miss Pawhuska (1946–1975) was a Quarter Horse broodmare who produced eight foals, three of which would become world champion race horses. When she was a yearling, she was sold by her owner, although he had not really planned on selling her. He felt he had to because one of his employees had told a customer the filly was for sale.
Lightning Bar (1951–1960) was an American Quarter Horse who raced and subsequently became a breeding stallion. He was bred by his lifelong owner Art Pollard of Sonoita, Arizona, and was the offspring of Three Bars, a Thoroughbred, and Della P, a Quarter Horse mare from Louisiana, then noted for the breeding of sprint horses. Lightning Bar raced ten times, achieving four victories and four other top three finishes. His racing career was cut short by illness after only one year, following which he spent two years as a show horse. As a breeding stallion he sired seven crops, or years, of foals, among whom Doc Bar was the best known. In 1960 Lightning Bar died of an intestinal infection at the age of nine. He was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Association's (AQHA) Hall of Fame in 2008.
Miss Meyers was an American Quarter Horse racehorse and broodmare, the 1953 World Champion Quarter Running Horse. She won $28,725 as well as 17 races. As a broodmare, she produced, or was the mother of, the first American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Supreme Champion, Kid Meyers. She was the mother of three other foals, and was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame in 2009.
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