|Grandsire||Go Man Go|
|Maternal grandsire||Three Bargains|
|Breeder||James Floyd Plummer|
|All American Futurity, All American Derby, Graham Farms Derby|
|American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame|
|Last updated on: January 12, 2008.|
Winner of the All American Futurity and the All American Derby, Ronas Ryon (born 1984) only finished off the board in a Quarter Horse race once in twenty-three starts, winning eighteen of his starts, and placing second in four.
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.
Ronas Ryon was a 1984 son of Windy Ryon, out of a daughter of Three Bargains. Three Bargains was a son of Three Bars (TB). Ronas Ryon second dam was a descendant of Wimpy P-1.He died in May 2000.
Ronas Ryon started twenty-three times on the Quarter tracks, winning eighteen times, coming in second four times. He only finished off the board once.He won the 1986 All American Futurity. He also won the All American Derby and over $1,700,000.00 in racing earnings.
After retiring, Ronas Ryon went on to sire over a thousand foals, including an All American Derby winner in I Hear A Symphony.
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".
Ronas Ryon was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Association's (or AQHA) Hall of Fame in 2004.
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.
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.
|River Boat (TB)|
|Go Man Go|
|Very Wise (TB)|
|Depth Charge (TB)|
|Beau Max (TB)|
|Lantana Belle (TB)|
|Lantana Queen (TB)|
|Three Bars (TB)|
|Myrtle Dee (TB)|
|Little Marina Adams|
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