Appaloosa Journal

AUG 2018

Appaloosa Journal is the official publication of the Appaloosa Horse Club, the international registry for the Appaloosa horse.

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RACING HISTORY: PART XIV 99 Bart Stevenson's Wild-N-Ready being led from the paddock right before his trial heat at the 1982 World Wide Futurity, the only picture found of the geld- ing whose record aside from the World Wide is what warrants featuring him in our world record history. "Ready" set 2 world records, the first in his trial heat at the 1982 250 yard Western Slope Color Futurity. His time of 13.51 broke Moon Chic's 13.64 record set in 1981 and stood until Mighty Billy Bob's 1989 new record of 13.39. The 2nd record is far more historic. Racing at San Juan Downs in 1985, "Wild-was-Ready" for his 870 yard event. His winning time of 45.62 broke Gold Strike's Equal's long-standing world record from 1966, and was tied during the same San Juan race meet by Handy Prop. Their record stood until Bug's Alive Time set the new one in 1989 at Remington Park, 45.04. Marv & Kathy Orack's Bold Concept winning the first of his 5 Gold Cup Invitational Handi- cap titles in 1983 (pictured 3 1/2 back is Wild-N-Ready). Several of those titles were Ap- paloosa and All-Breed track records. As one of many outstanding Appaloosa racehorses whose racing careers have not yet been fully recognized, Bold Concept set a new world record of 51 flat for 4 1/2 furlongs racing at Santa Rosa in 1984, breaking Sillie's Filly's 51.20 time set in 1981. The record stood only one year, when two of Appaloosa's world- shattering "buzz-saws," Double Clutch and Brazen Lad broke it in 1985. Joker Bars won the 1982 Sallisaw Futurity and later in the year, the World Wide Futurity Consolation after posting the fastest qualifying time. The gelding set two new 550 yard world records in 1984 at Pikes Peak Meadows, the first with a time of 28.03 and the second, breaking his own new record with a time of 27.47 and winning the Pikes Peak Stakes. The old record of 28.07 was set by Kaskaskia Chico in 1976 at Pompano Park. A nice picture of Kid Bull winning the 1983 World Wide Futurity Consolation. Bred to run "short" and highly successful doing so, his distances later expanded out to 770, 880 yards and 4 furlongs, surprising more than a few at his ability to win at distances beyond early predictions. We wonder how many folks don't know that the "Bull" was a world record- setter, winning at the longest distance of his career. Racing in 1989 at Remington as an 8 year old, he set a new track and world record for 1,000 yards, 54.51. (Note: 1989 appears to be the first year official ApHC data included 1,000 yards as a world record distance.)

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