Refrigerator (horse)

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Breed Quarter Horse
Discipline Racing
SireRare Jet
GrandsireFast Jet
DamNative Parr
Maternal grandsireHeisanative
Sex Gelding
CountryUnited States
Color Bay
22 wins, 11 stakes wins
Major wins
All American Futurity (1990)
Champion of Champions (1992, 1993, 1994)
AQHA Superior Race Horse
American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame

Refrigerator (1988–1999) was an Appendix Quarter Horse racehorse who won the Champions of Champions race three times. He was a 1988 bay gelding sired by Rare Jet and out of Native Parr. Rare Jet was a grandson of Easy Jet and also a double descendant of both Depth Charge (TB) and Three Bars (TB). His dam was a daughter of Heisanative, a son of Raise a Native (TB) and a grandson of Native Dancer (TB). [1] During his race career he earned over $2 million and won twenty-two races, eleven of them stakes races. He won the 1990 All American Futurity. Nine of the stakes races were Grade I races. [2] He was bred by Sonny Vaughn, and died in February 1999. [3]

American Quarter Horse American horse breed

The American Quarter Horse, or Quarter Horse, is an American breed of horse that excels at sprinting short distances. Its name came from its ability to outdistance other horse breeds in races of a quarter mile or less; some have been clocked at speeds up to 55 mph (88.5 km/h). The American Quarter Horse is the most popular breed in the United States today, and the American Quarter Horse Association is the largest breed registry in the world, with almost 3 million living American Quarter Horses registered in 2014.

Gelding Castrated horse or other male equine

A gelding is a castrated horse or other equine, such as a donkey or a mule. Castration, as well as the elimination of hormonally-driven behavior associated with a stallion, allows a male horse to be calmer and better-behaved, making the animal quieter, gentler and potentially more suitable as an everyday working animal. The gerund and participle "gelding" and the infinitive "to geld" refer to the castration procedure itself.

Depth Charge (1941–1965) was a Thoroughbred son of Bold Venture who went on to become an outstanding sire of American Quarter Horse racehorses.


Refrigerator was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame [2] in 2000. [3]

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.


  1. All Breed Pedigree Database Pedigree of Refrigerator
  2. 1 2 Refrigerator at Quarter Horse Directory
  3. 1 2 American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). "Refrigerator". AQHA Hall of Fame. American Quarter Horse Association. Retrieved September 3, 2017.

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