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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104 Appaloosa Journal August 2018 Time Flies: 2 1/2 furlongs, 27 1/5; 4 1/2 furlongs 1 turn, 52. (both 1974) Gold Strike's Equal: 870 yards, 45.87, 1966; 4 1/2 furlongs 2 turns, 54 3/5ths, 1969. Miss Go Go Kid: 1/2 + 70, 50 4/5ths, 1970; 6 furlongs 1 turn, 1.13.4, 1971; 5 1/2 furlongs 2 turns, 1.08.2, 1971. Granite Girl: 5 1/2 furlongs, 1.04, 1979; 5 furlongs, 58 1/5th, 1979, tied with four others; 4 furlongs, 44 4/5ths, 1979, tied Nellies Girl Kaskaskia Chico: 4 1/2 furlong 2 turns, 54.0, 1975; 550 yards 1 turn, 28.0, 1976; 600 yards 1 turn, 31.7, 1976. Star Diver: 350 yards, 17.9, 1970; 4 furlongs 1 turn, 46.0, 1971; 5 furlongs 1 turn, 58.8, 1971. Apache Double: 4 1/2 furlongs 1 turn, 52 2/5ths; 5 furlongs 2 turns, 1.00 1/5th; 5 1/2 furlongs 2 turns, 1.07 4/5ths (all three 1972); 5 1/2 furlongs 1 turn, 1.05 1/5th, 1973. Big Buck: 400 yards, 21.0, 1968, tied record held by two oth- ers; 440 yards, 22.3; 2 1/2 furlongs 1 turn, 28.7; 1/2 + 70 2 turns, 53 2/5ths, all in 1969. Double Clutch: 5 furlongs, 57 3/5ths, 1981, tied record held by two others; 5 furlongs, 57.0, 1982; 5 1/2 furlongs, 1.02 3/5ths, 1982; 4 1/2 furlongs, 50.80, 1985. Vandy's Vi: 350 yards, 18.0, 1969; 440 yards, 21.85, 1970; 475 yards, 24.1; 3 furlongs, 33.8; both in 1971; 400 yards, 20.5, tied record, 1971. Double Patch: 550 yards, 32.4, 1964; 660 yards 35.20; 4 1/2 furlongs, 57.06, both in 1965; 4 1/2 furlongs, 56.2. 1966; 1/2 + 70, 52.13, 1967. Apache King S.: 500 yards, 27.4; 880 yards, 47.0; 4 1/2 furlongs, 57.6, all in 1963; 770 yards, 42.5, 1964; 880 yards, 46.6, 1965; 5 furlongs, 102., 1966. Major Tom: 400 yards, 19.62; 400 yards, 19.57, both in 2013; 400 yards, 19.41, 2014; 350 yards, 17.40, 2013; 350 yards, 17.28, 2014; 440 yards, 21.05, 2014. (Note: the distance, times, and years set are all correct. He broke his own records) Mr. Parrot: 6 furlongs 1 turn, 1.12 4/5ths, 1973; 6 furlongs 1 turn, 1.12, 1974; 6 furlongs 2 turns, 1.13 3/5ths, 1974; 5 furlongs 1 turn, 58 1/5th, 1975; 5 1/2 furlongs 1 turn, 1.05, 1976; 6 furlongs 1 turn, 1.10 4/5ths, 1976; 6 furlongs 2 turns, 1.12 3/5ths, 1976. (Note: distance, times, years are all correct. He broke his own records) Observations: The initial data for each year's records were published first in the Racing Chart Books, available through 1990 and thereafter from records listed in the ApHC's Annual Yearbooks. In addition, the ApHC has published a separate compendium of world records, but which does not include virtually all the data. It was however, a check on the other sources just noted. We also had questions about many of the records and conducted a final check against the actual indi - vidual racing charts, available only through 1990. Try as we might to determine all the horses setting at least 2 world records, a few may have been missed, but for good reason. We know that several horses broke their own records the same year and perhaps during the same race meet (trials/finals). That data is not included in the world re - cord listings for each year and is therefore very difficult to discover. The Racing Hall of Fame Through 2017, 49 Appaloosas have been enshrined in the ApHC's Racing Hall of Fame. By many different measures, these are 49 of the best horses to ever participant in Appaloosa racing. Except for Racing Committee voters through the years, no one knows the extent to which world records were one of those mea - sures. (Note: as a member of the ERC during my tenure as a Na- tional Director, world records were not a major factor in any of my votes.) Nonetheless, we wanted to know which of the 49 had set or tied a world record and proceeded to investigate. Some find - ings are quite likely to surprise more than a few folks interested in this dimension of racing history. Of those 49, 22 never set or tied a world record. While some were racing long before any official data was ever compiled, others were outstanding by a variety of important measures. The remaining 27 horses either set or tied at least one world record. From that group, the 17 with two or more records have already been noted in the section just completed. The remaining 10 set or tied only 1 record. They will be identified by name, distance, and record year. We begin with the list of those without a world record in their otherwise illustrious credentials. (Note: Remember that our entire study involved only world records regardless of age or sex. Many of the horses racing prior to 1978 did in fact hold a world record in one of more of the many age/sex divisions described earlier). No World Records Bar Gill Blowing Easy Bull Nunneley Chicaro Geneo JJ I Love Willie Its Cash Legacy Its Golden Girl J & B's Spotted Fawn Mr. Spotted Bull Navajo Britches Perfect Union Perfect One Rose Time Roman's It Girl R. Magic Moment Scooter Bug G. Some Kinda Easy Tubelo B. We Go Charge Wild Hope Wego Melody (Note: We don't know, but suspect that some might take issue with this list. All the available lists of world records from 1963 through 2017 have been studied with exceptional rigor. The above names are not on any of the official lists.) One World Record War Don, 400 yards, 1966 Ipana Maid, 350 yards, 1964 We Go Easy, 2 furlongs, 1975 Easy We Go, 350 yards, 1979 Dawndee, 640 yards, 1966 Little Lady Oh, 770 yards, 1983 Zero Hancock, 350 yards, 1966. Joker's Moneca, 440 yards, 1964 Ledge Deck, 350 yards, 1968, tied Zero Hancock's record Cricket Bars, 440 yards, 1966 Observation: We were particularly surprised to find that so many world-class Appaloosas had never set a world record. We suspect we're not alone!

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