Appaloosa Journal

JAN 2019

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

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80 Appaloosa Journal January 2019 D Apache Double raced for three seasons, 1971-1973, finishing his 21 starts with 18 wins and 3 seconds highlighted by setting multiple world and track records. Ranked as the All-Time Leading Dollar Earning Sire in the first all-time listing through 1985, he continued as No. 1 in every ranking thereafter until surpassed by Geneo JJ in 2000. Through at least 2004, he was also the All-Time Leading Sire with Most Wins (540), and Most Winners (135). From Saddle Hor S e S W H o r aced To Building a n i ndu ST ry: THE HISTORY AND EVOLUTION OF APPALOOSA RACING BY ROBERT A. LAPP riven by historically significant events, an entirely new and very different era for Appaloosa racing began unfolding in the late 1970s and became even more pro- nounced in the early 1980s. It was a new and changing landscape for racehorse breeders, owners, and virtually everyone associated with racing. What had been regarded as ob- stacles to growing the racing industry were now removed, opening very new and addi- tional opportunities for stallion owners to promote their products and build resumes. Stallions from the earlier era (1962-1978) rose further up the ladder of Leading Sires. A host of new and young stallions emerged and began their ascent toward becoming All- Time Leading Sires through 2017. This era ending in 1990 provided a tre- mendous wealth of information, hard data and many questions that we examine in Section b. What were the historic changes that produced a new era for Appaloosa rac- ing? Who were the "older" stallions from the previous era that rose higher after 1978? Which new and young stallions began their siring careers and entered the lists of All- Time Leading Sires? Which "not-quite-yet- famous" stallions started their dominance of leading categories, eventually becoming the "Greats" in Appaloosa racing history? Excit- ing and critical questions we'll answer with data and insights never-before presented to the racing public. But why end with 1990? Even more historical developments were tak- ing shape in the early 90s, creating another new and vastly different era.

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