Appaloosa Journal

DEC 2018

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

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74 Appaloosa Journal December 2018 Brent Lea after winning the 1967 World Wide Derby, adding to an earlier success in California at Ferndale where he won an early edition of the Cal-Western Derby (later named the California Derby, run at Santa Rosa). The stallion's first foals began racing in 1972 and several were still on tracks in the early 1990s. Ranked 6th on the first extensive ranking of All-Time Leading Money Earning Sires (1962-1978), his most notable winners during this first era included Miss B'Jaye, Leasure Lea, Mr. Doo Lea, and Y-O Alolea. Miss B'Jaye after winning the 1977 first running of the Sire & Dam Futurity at Cincinnati's River Downs. Although historically overshadowed by her more famous Brent Lea sisters Brent's Song and Shelly Lea who didn't start until the mid- 1980s, B'Jaye was a major winner in the late 70s with earnings of $23,123 just in 1977. She ended that season ApHC Champion Racing Mare all ages and Champion 2-year-old Filly. On Cloud Nine, like his sire Hayes' Roman Cloud, was a multiple Grand Champion halter stallion who raced, but for only one season. His official ApHC record for 1976 was a respectable 6 starts, 3 wins, 1 place, 1 show, high-lighted by winning the Texas Futurity, finishing 3rd in the Finals of the Kansas Sunflower Classic Futurity, and a 2nd in the World Wide Futurity Con - solation. When this Cloud's earnings were added to those of his sire's other starters during the mid to late 1970s, Hayes' ended the 1962-1978 statisti- cal period ranked 8th on the list of All-Time Leading Money Earning Sires. Star Bug, sired by Lady Bug's Moon, was the Quarter Horse stallion's 5th foal to start but raced only one season before retiring to stud. Owned by Ohio race breeder E.J.Plott, Star won his trial heat at the 1974 World Wide Futurity by 4 1/2 lengths over Hope Straw, one of Wild Hope's leading sons. The very tough Finals produced a good 3rd-place finish behind two legends-to-be, Zepana Bull and Deep South. Sometimes overshadowed by his older brother Star Ledge, an own son of Ledge Deck, this "Bug's" earnings contributed to Lady Bug's Moon ranking 9th on the 1962-1978 list of All-Time Leading Money Earning Sires.

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