|Sire||Rocket Bar (TB)|
|Grandsire||Three Bars (TB)|
|Dam||Go Galla Go|
|Maternal grandsire||Go Man Go|
| All American Futurity |
| 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.
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 was an American Quarter Horse racehorse and an influential sire in the Quarter Horse breed.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Rocket Wrangler died on November 29, 1992. He was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame in 2010.
Easy Jet (1967–1992) was an American Quarter Horse foaled, or born, in 1967, and was one of only two horses to have been a member of the American Quarter Horse Association Hall of Fame as well as being an offspring of members. Easy Jet won the 1969 All American Futurity, the highest race for Quarter Horse racehorses, and was named World Champion Quarter Race Horse in the same year. He earned the highest speed rating awarded at the time—AAAT. After winning 27 of his 38 races in two years of racing, he retired from the race track and became a breeding stallion.
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