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Johnny T.L Jones Has Passed

Johnny T.L Jones Has Passed

In 1977, he became the owner and manager of Walmac Stud International in Lexington, Kentucky, where he developed such legendary Thoroughbred sires such as Nureyev, Miswaki and Alleged. He was a founder of Thoroughbred racing’s Breeder’s Cup, served as the vice chairman for the Kentucky Racing Commission, director of the Association of State Racing Commissioners, Director for the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, and is a former member of the executive committee of the Texas Horse Racing Association. He is a member of the Texas Racing and Ruidoso halls of fame.

Sincerest Condolences Following Passing of Bruce Kaplow

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Sincerest Condolences Following Passing of Bruce Kaplow

He had an absolute passion for the American Quarter Horse and became a leading owner and breeder of World Champion horses and accumulated three Super Horse Championships, the most prestigious award in the industry, two Reserve Super Horse Championships, over 30 World Championships, and over 50 American Quarter Horse Congress Championships.

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ApHC Stallion, Spot My Blue Boy, Laid to Rest

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ApHC Stallion, Spot My Blue Boy, Laid to Rest

On October 1, 2018, Spot My Blue Boy was laid to rest due to recovery complications from his January 2018 broken leg. Domino, as he was affectionately known around the world, was a 2007, striking, bay leopard stallion sired by the legendary Skys Blue Boy. His ashes will be buried under a freshly planted Live Oak tree in front of his barn at Chepota Farm. A stone memorial commemorating his life will be placed beside its trunk.
                 

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Memorial For Gene Parker Scheduled For AQHA World Show

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Memorial For Gene Parker Scheduled For AQHA World Show

A special memorial organized on behalf of the late horseman, Gene Parker, has been organized to take place at the upcoming AQHA World Show. The memorial service will take place Tuesday, November 13th from 3:00-4:00 pm at the Bennett Event Center at the AQHA Champions Circle. 

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AQHA Director Emeritus, Col. Earl Lilley, Has Passed

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AQHA Director Emeritus, Col. Earl Lilley, Has Passed

He served in the Air Force for 28 years, with love and dedication to his country. During World War 2, he completed 50 missions without losing a crew member.

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In Loving Memory of Rip City Zip

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In Loving Memory of Rip City Zip

In 2002, Elizabeth won Amateur Trail at the Congress with another beloved horse, A Different Glow, who has since passed and is now buried at her Texas ranch. She was the Reserve Congress Champion that same year with Zippy, who is now buried alongside him.

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Our Sincerest Condolences Following Passing of AQHA Stallion, Huntin For Chocolate

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Our Sincerest Condolences Following Passing of AQHA Stallion, Huntin For Chocolate

It is our hope that the Rodrock family and Huntin’s fans will know how much he was loved and appreciated and how his impact on the horse industry will only increase with future generations. 

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AQHA Honorary VP, James Kiser, Has Passed

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AQHA Honorary VP, James Kiser, Has Passed

He was accredited to judge more than 17 breeds of horses and ponies and spent many years judging shows throughout the United States and Canada. Highlights included the All American Quarter Horse Congress, AQHA world championship shows and several National Arabian Shows. He served as an officer of many breed associations, including the Iowa Quarter Horse Association for more than 15 years and was on the AQHA Board of Directors 1962 to 1986. James was inducted into the halls of fame of many horse and livestock councils and associations. 

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Sincerest Condolences Following Passing of Multiple World and Congress Champion, Ima Petite Classic

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Sincerest Condolences Following Passing of Multiple World and Congress Champion, Ima Petite Classic

The Equine Chronicle had the opportunity to interview trainer, Charlie Cole, and owner, Darcy Reeve, numerous times over the years following Kramer’s many wins. Here are a few of our favorite Kramer quotes. 

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Former APHA Director, Lyle Wonderlich, Has Passed

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Former APHA Director, Lyle Wonderlich, Has Passed

The son of Lyle “Doc” and Wilma “Butch” Wonderlich, Lyle was a successful equine veterinarian and graduate of Colorado State University. He grew up surrounded by the Paint Horse, campaigning a number of horses bred by his parents’ RoseAcre Farm to top APHA honors. Among those were Nightwatcher, who became the first gelding to win an APHA Supreme Champion award in 1972, and Gallant Ghost, who earned APHA’s 29th Supreme Champion title in 1979.

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