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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RACING HISTORY: PART XV(b) 85 Splash Plaudit was a Grand Champion halter stallion who earned Texas ApHC ROMs in reining and western pleasure. Best remembered as the first stallion to produce two World Wide Futurity winners, Betta- bound Splash in 1978 and Native Splash in 1983, this "Plaudit" made his splash as a sire. Ranked 11th with earnings of $66,613 on the All- Time Leading Sires list covered in XV(a), 1962-1978, he rose to 10th on the next All-Time listing through 1985 with earnings of $219,392. While maintaining his 10th ranking on the updated 1989 All-Time Sires list, only 24 starters had increased earnings to $257,837. Chant's World, sired by the exceptional Appaloosa-racing-producing Thoroughbred stallion Private World, was raced lightly as a two year old in 1974 and only 1 start in 1975. His official record of only 5 starts, 2 wins and 2 place against strong competition included wins over Wild Tequila, Scooter Bug G., and twice against the legendary Hayfork Creek. As a sire, his first foals began racing in 1979 with only two starters. More babies hit the tracks throughout the 1980s, earning $151,452 that produced a Top 20 ranking of 13th for the first All-Time Leading Sires listing through 1985. By the end of our coverage period in 1990, Chant's 44 starters had earned $204,135 and still a All-Time Top 20 ranking of 18th. Cracklin' Ros-e was one of Chant's World's first two foals to race and is pictured here winning her trial at the 1979 Golden Spike Futurity at Laurel Brown track in South Jordan, Utah. Although finishing out of the money in the Finals, the filly went on to California in 1980 and won three races out of five starts. She has the historical distinction of being Chant's World's very first registered foal and his first winner/ money earner. Native Splash winning the 1983 World Wide Futurity. Raced lightly while earning $74,694, he ended 1983 as ERC Champion 2 year old Sprint Colt. With a strong 2nd place finish at the 1985 Cricket Bars Maturity to 1984 World Wide Futurity winner Tom Mixer, Splash's earnings had increased to $78,289, making him his sire's Leading Dollar Earning starter through 1990.

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