Rocket Wrangler

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Rocket Wrangler
Breed Quarter Horse
Discipline Racing
Sire Rocket Bar (TB)
Grandsire Three Bars (TB)
DamGo Galla Go
Maternal grandsire Go Man Go
Sex Stallion
Foaled1968
CountryUnited States
Color Sorrel
Record
23-10-4-4
SI-97
Earnings
$252,167
Major wins
All American Futurity
Rainbow Futurity
Honors
American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame
1970 Champion Quarter Running 2-year-old Colt

Winner of the All American Futurity, Rocket Wrangler (1968–1992) went on to sire Dash For Cash. [1]

All American Futurity Race for two-year-old Quarter Horses in New Mexico, US

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.

Dash For Cash Quarter Horse racehorse and sire

Dash For Cash was an American Quarter Horse racehorse and an influential sire in the Quarter Horse breed.

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Life

Rocket Wrangler was a 1968 son of American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame member Rocket Bar a Thoroughbred stallion. Rocket Wrangler was out of Go Galla Go, a daughter of another Hall of Fame member Go Man Go. [2]

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.

Rocket Bar (1951–1970) was a registered Thoroughbred stallion that made his mark on the Quarter Horse racetracks and as a breeding stallion.

Thoroughbred Horse breed developed for racing

The Thoroughbred is a horse breed best known for its use in horse racing. Although the word thoroughbred is sometimes used to refer to any breed of purebred horse, it technically refers only to the Thoroughbred breed. Thoroughbreds are considered "hot-blooded" horses that are known for their agility, speed, and spirit.

Racing career

Rocket Wrangler won ten times on the racetrack, finishing second four times and third another four times, earning $252,167 in race earnings. His highest speed index was 97. He won the All American Futurity and the Rainbow Futurity, and finished second in the All American Congress Futurity. [2]

Breeding record

After retiring, Rocket Wrangler went on to sire 56 stakes winners, including Hall of Fame member Dash For Cash. His foals earned over $9,400,000 on the racetrack. [1]

Death and honors

Rocket Wrangler died on November 29, 1992. He was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame in 2010. [1]

Pedigree

Percentage (TB)
Three Bars (TB)
Myrtle Dee (TB)
Rocket Bar (TB)
Cartago (TB)
Golden Rocket (TB)
Morshion (TB)
Rocket Wrangler
Top Deck (TB)
Go Man Go
Lightfoot Sis
Go Galla Go
Direct Win (TB)
La Galla Win
La Gallina V

Notes

  1. 1 2 3 American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). "Rocket Wrangler". AQHA Hall of Fame. American Quarter Horse Association. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  2. 1 2 Pitzer Most Influential Quarter Horse Sires p. 106

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