Pedigree Pursuits - the Perfect TRee HOuse for Pedigree Biffs and Nuts! Articles about the history and equine legends of the breed.


Pedigree Pursuits


Sections

HOME
Articles 
Breed Legends 
"Pedigree Notes" NEW
  Supreme Champions

Out-of-Print Book - Mint condition! Almost sold out.  This ad space will be available in January 2006  Call Andrea for information to reserve this space now. 785-456-8600.
Out of Print - Mint in the Box
!!
$150 while supply lasts.
See excerpts from this book:
Pacific Bailey
Sugar Bars
Three Chicks
Tiny Charger
Tiny Watch

        PEDIGREE POWER         

Simply put,  this is the place to remember when you need pedigree and performance information.  Outstanding "stand-alone" resources,  linked to pedigree charts in the "Stallion Finder" online stallion directory for Quarter Horses, Paints, Appaloosas and Thoroughbreds.

Progeny Records 
Pedigrees of the Nineties

          the BOOKSHELF        

An annotated catalog of
great horse books
Book Sale on Now!
 
Stud Books 
Used / Out-of-print

Sager Ranch, Porcupine, South Dakota. 20 Red Angus bull calves offered at Private Treaty each fall.
Sager Ranch Registered Red Angus cattle. 20 top bull calves offered in fall from 150 cows.

Pedigree Reference for the Nineties!  9,000 stallions.
Book on Sale - 9,000 stallions!
Ships with free '96 companion edition while supplies last.


            CROSSROADS           

HOME
The X-Factor 
Yesterlegends 
The Supreme Report 
"Pedigree Notes" NEW
Foundation Flashbacks 
Champagne Connection 
Appaloosa Journeys 

SirArchy.com


HorsesOnly.com

 

This prime banner space is available
Click to learn more about our banner program and targeted results.

 Sugar Bars

  

Sugar Bars ...

"One cannot remember when this stallion did not have a full book."

An excerpt from the book,  
"Speed and the Quarter Horse:  a Payload of Sprinters"  
(1973) by Nelson C. Nye

The daddy of 259 starters the last time we looked, Sugar Bars is a familiar name to connoisseurs of the leading sires lists. He was bred by George E. Wood and foaled at El Paso, Texas, in 1951. Sired by Three Bars (TB), Sugar Bars is out of Frontera Sugar by Rey, a good son of the well remembered Captains Courageous (TB), sire also of the celebrated Miss Bank. The dam of Frontera Sugar was the Dun Mare by Ben Hur.

While standing in the ownership of Bud Warren this stallion got such speed merchants as Barface (AAAT), Bar Moore Miss (AAAT), Connie Reb (AAAT), Gofar Bar (AAAT), Johnny Bars (AAAT), Pacific Bars (AAT), Sugar Band (AAAT), Sugar Comb (AAAT), Sugar Rondo (AAAT), Vanna Bar (AAAT) and others too numerous to set down here. His racing get have earned in excess of $350,000 and he had, at last count, twelve AAAT, fourty-five AAA and fifty-six AA offspring to his credit. Additionally, he is the father of 641 registered foals and stands eighth among leading sires of Register of Merit qualifiers having fifty-seven or more such get (actually 113), and eighth in the list of those with seven or more AAAT get. He is the leading living maternal grandsire of ROM get (1945 through 1969). He has gotten more registered foals than any other sire of Register of Merit qualifiers, an unquestionable testimonial to his long-time popularity with mare owners.

In addition to the Sugar Bars get which have gone to the races, many others have gone the show ring route and some, like Sugaree Bars, have toured both circuits. She, as it happens, was his first foal to be rated AAA AQHA Champion.

Sugar Bars is currently owned by Sid Huntley and Dean H. Parker and stands at the Huntley Ranch outside Madera, California. One cannot remember when this stallion did not have a full book. Mr. Huntley says he bred at least ninety mares each of the past two seasons.

In his straightaway days Sugar Bars was himself a AAA sprinter, one of the first twenty Three Bars' get to go into the then-highest rating. The others were Bardella, Barjo, Barred, Cee Bars, Deep Water, De Witt Bar, Gold Bar, Ipana Bar, Josie's Bar, Lightning Bar, Make's Bar, Miss Myrna Bar, Miss Wonder Bar, Nug Bar, Rocket Bar, Third Reader, Tonto Bars Gill, War Bar and War Chant. Certainly their success on the tracks conspicuously contributed to their sire's popularity in the stud. In 1954 Three Bars (TB) led the all time list of leading sires with twenty AAA, six AA and seven A. Leo was next with sixteen AAA, twenty-two AA and twenty-one A. Third on that list was Depth Charge (TB) with ten, seven and eleven. Piggin String (TB) was fourth with ten, seventeen and sixteen. Texas Dandy stood fifth with eight, nine and twelve. Sixth was Hard Twist with six, seventeen and six. Joe Reed II was seventh with six, twenty-one and twenty. Eighth was Top Deck (TB) with six, eight and two. Vandy was ninth with five, five and one. And the tenth on that list was War Bam (TB) with five, one and one.

Incidentally, I just came across an old program from Rillito Race Track dated January 15, 1955, a Quarter Horse Allowance at 300 yards, hand timed at :16.9 over a heavy track, which shows Sugar Bars -- top weighted at 126 and giving away four to seven pounds - finishing second by a nose to Oleo (an upset winner) with the rest of the field finishing as follows: Tucson Gangway, Half Twist, Black Easter, Deep Water, Duck Foot, E. Day, and Moon Cat. In this go, Sugar Bars was running in the silks of R. Hittson.

A few mint copies (sealed in original boxes) of this book are available. This is the 6th,  and by far the largest of only 6 horse books written by Nelson C. Nye,  Quarter Horse historian and western novelist.  Click here for information and availability.


Related Articles:

Pacific Bailey - by Nelson Nye
Three Chicks - by Nelson Nye
Tiny Charger
- by Nelson Nye
Tiny Watch
- by Nelson Nye
Heart of the Matter ... by Marianna Haun

 

Choose which location you want to search, then enter search words
           Note: place quotes around "Horse Name" for better results:

Google

www BetterEquine/HorsesOnly StallionFinder  Futurity
             
Classifieds  Catalogs Articles Biz-Directory


Smugmug Awesome photo/video sharing!
Learn more, click icon for
your 14-day free trial.
Fast, HD Quality. No limits, No ads, No spam.
We love this unbeatable Pro service!
 

This page, and all contents copyright �1993-2013 by HorsesOnly.com,  Ruston, Washington, USA.
  HorsesOnly.com is not responsible for errors and assumes no liability for the content   or use of
 any information found on this site. All rights reserved. No material, styles, layout,  photos or
graphics  may be copied or used without written permission from the copyright  holder.
This page was last updated on Friday, March 08, 2013 at 12:28 AM