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 95 James Fergusen's Manitou Rock pictured after winning the 1974 5 furlong 1 turn California State Fair Marathon at Sacramento and outdistancing Mr. Parrot by 1 1/2 lengths. The stallion broke Ocala Flight's previous record, setting the new standard at 58 1/5th. The "Rock" was successful again in 1975 at Pomona, breaking Apache Double's old record for 5 furlongs 2 turns and setting the new one at 59 4/5th. Carroll Shelby's Mr. Parrot outrunning world record-setters Manitou Rock and Hay- fork Creek while winning the 5 1/2 furlong California State Fair Marathon with a time of 1.05 2/5ths, only 1/5 of a second off Apache Double's record from 1973 which "Mr." finally broke in 1976, 105 flat. Owner of 7 world records at 4 different distances (details in Multiples section) set from 1973 through 1976, his "7" rank as the all-time highest number of world records set by an Appaloosa racehorse. Kaskaskia Chico, winning a 660 yard race in 1977 at Pompano Park, where earlier in 1975 and 1976 on the same track, the colorful stallion became a multiple world record-setter. (details in Multiples section). His 1975 4 1/2 furlong 1 turn record broke the previous one co-held by Gold Strike's Equal, Deep South and Mr. Doo Lea. The 550 yard 1 turn lasted until 1984 when Joker Bars broke it twice in the same year. Charles Tanner's Star Diver winning the 350 yard 1970 World Wide Futurity over What's Up Ghost in record time, breaking Vandy Vi's world record set the previous year winning the same event. His 17.91 record stood until the 1974 World Wide Futurity trials, where Zepana Bull broke it and went on to win the Futurity. Star Diver set 2 additional world re- cords in 1971, breaking Apache King S.'s 4 furlong 1 turn from 1965 and Rock Bottom Red's 5 furlong 1 turn set in 1969. (details in Multiples section). Martin Abrahamson's My Host Bright setting a new world re- cord for 4 1/2 furlongs 1 turn at Santa Rosa in 1971 with a time of 53 1/5th. The win day-lighted Miss Go Go Kid and Charli, with these top three finishers 8 lengths ahead of the remaining field. A year earlier at Park Jefferson winning the South Dakota Appaloosa Allowance by 7 lengths, "Bright" set her first of 2 world records with a time of 101.4 over 5 fur- longs 1 turn. Both records were lowered several years later by Apache Double.

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