Appaloosa Journal

SEP 2018

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

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126 Appaloosa Journal September 2018 O extended from the early 1970s through the 2015 racing season. No new world records have been set since then. The time frames span five decades: 3 records were set in the 1970s, 6 in the 1980s, 5 in the 1990s, 6 the first ten years of 2000, and 7 from 2011 through 2015. Why have some records stood much longer than others? See the explanations in Part XIV of our Racing Series. How were these records distributed throughout the country? Now the details, listed by state, number of world records, num- ber of tracks and the specific distances for each track: California: 10 world records at 6 different tracks. Sacramento: 4 1/2 , 5, 5 1/2, 8 furlongs and 870 yards. Fresno: 6 furlongs. Stockton: 2 furlongs. Ferndale: 7 furlongs Los Alamitos: 4 furlongs Fairplex Park: 6 1/2 furlong. Idaho: 5 world records at 3 different tracks. Rupert Downs: 770 yards Oneida County Fair, Malad: 300 and 660 yards. Cassia Country Fair, Burley: 250 yards and 3 furlongs. Oklahoma: 5 world records at 3 different tracks. Blue Ribbon Downs: 1,100 yards. Remington Park: 350, 400, and 440 yards. Fair Meadows: 330 yards. Oregon: 2 world records at 2 different tracks. Grants Pass Downs: 600 yards. Klamath Falls Fair: 3 1/2 furlongs. significant racing trivia APPALOOSA RACING WORLD RECORDS: CONTINUING ANALYSIS By Robert A. Lapp Short Sale, one of Geneo JJ's best sons, set the current (thru 2017) 870 yard world record in 2001 at the California State Fair track, Sacramento. ur investigation of 55 years of Appaloosa racing world records produced by nearly 200 different horses opened up a volumi- nous treasure trove of names, statistics and fascinating details. Such a vast amount of information was then organized into sub-topics, examined more carefully, and introduced in Part XIV of our Racing Series (A/J, August 2018). It was only a beginning, for on-going and closer analysis of select topics and horses was still being conducted but not quite ready for publication. Having finished researching sev- eral of these additional topics, we present them in this first of several special editions of "Racing World Records." First-up, the tracks where current world records (thru 2017) were set, followed by an examination of the record-setting feats of six Ap - paloosas who deserve special attention. We end with a novel topic dubbed "These Challenging Times", which will prove the difficulty of setting and breaking records. Why a continuing analysis of Appaloosa world records? Racing is fundamentally about speed and as we've not - ed, the zenith of speed is setting world records. Too many horses have yet to receive the recognition they deserve, save for their presence on a "list" sometimes included in Appaloosa Yearbooks and/or issues of the Appaloosa News/Journal. They were the best at any particular point in time, not exactly an indistinguishable claim to fame no matter how short-lived. We began honoring them in Part XIV and will continue recognition in these special editions. World Record Racetracks At the end of the 2017 racing season, the standing world records for 27 different distances had been set on 19 different tracks in 9 different states. The time frames during which these current records were set

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