Special Effort

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Special Effort
Breed American Quarter Horse
DisciplineRacing
SireRaise Your Glass (TB)
Grandsire Raise A Native (TB)
DamGo Effortlessly
Maternal grandsireDouble Devil
SexStallion
FoaledApril 9, 1979
CountryUnited States
ColorSorrel
BreederAllen and Jeanette Moehrig
OwnerDan and Jolene Urschel
Record
14-13-0-1
Earnings
$1,219,949.00
Major wins
1981 Kansas Futurity
1981 Rainbow Futurity
1981 All American Futurity
1982 Kansas Derby
Awards
1981 Champion 2 year-old, Champion 2 year-old coltAmerican Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Champion Quarter Running Horse. 1982 Champion 3 year-old colt.
Honors
American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame
Last updated on: March 3, 2008.

Special Effort (April 9, 1979 – March 11, 2006) [1] [2] was an American Quarter Horse stallion who won the 1981 All American Futurity. He was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Association's (or AQHA) Hall of Fame in 2008. [3] [4]

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Life

Special Effort was foaled in 1979 and was bred by Allen and Jeanette Moehrig of Seguin, Texas. He was bought in 1981 by Dan and Jolene Urschel for $1,000,000. He won the 1981 Kansas Futurity, Rainbow Futurity and the All American Futurity to become a Triple Crown winner. In 1982, he won the Kansas Derby and was undefeated 13 for 13 going into the All American Derby, but finished third. He retired from the racetrack to become a sire of racehorses. He died in March 2006. [3] He was syndicated in 1981 for $15 million. [5]

Pedigree

Polynesian (TB)
Native Dancer (TB)
Geisha (TB)
Raise A Native (TB)
Case Ace (TB)
Raise You (TB)
Lady Glory (TB)
Raise Your Glass (TB)
Polynesian (TB)
Barbizon (TB)
Good Blood (TB)
Champagne Woman (TB)
Never Say Die (TB)
L'Amour Toujours (TB)
Idle Lovliness (TB)
Special Effort
Double Feature (TB)
Double Bid
Paula Thomasina
Double Devil
Spotted Bull (TB)
Bella St Mary
Dolly Mack
Go Effortlessly
Bull Dog (TB)
Spotted Bull (TB)
Spotted Beauty (TB)
Hijo Beauty (TB)
Hijo Manso (TB)
Hijo Lanty (TB)
Sky Lanty (TB)

Notes

  1. Equibase profile
  2. Special Effort dies 3/11/2006
  3. 1 2 Staff "Hall of Fame: Inductees Represent the Best of AQHA" Quarter Horse Journal p. 48
  4. American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). "Special Effort". AQHA Hall of Fame. American Quarter Horse Association. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  5. Associated Press "Deal of $15 Million For Quarter Horse New York Times

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