This message below was written to me by Mr. William A. Orr, III, in December 2008. It is a message I cherish. Mr. Orr is a well established and respected, long time breeder, of quality running Quarter Horses, and I am deeply honored to have received this message from him...
"I’m sure that you know that you have a good horse. But do you really realize just how good he is bred? Azure Te and Savanah Jr. speak for their selves. But I’ve been studying bloodlines for as long as I can remember. And racing and breeding and training. I’ve seen a trend on Shirley's Champion as a broodmare sire. And I own a stud by a 7/8 brother to Final Fury. Me and a friend of mine were just talking a few weeks ago about its so hard to find a horse bred like yours. Not all run, not all cow and not all arena. You've got it mixed just right. Hard to find and harder to get what you have when a person wants a good horse to do it all. Not just one thing. You are very fortunate in my book. Congratulations!!!"
Slick Tation, 1992 AQHA, ABRA, IBHA Buckskin Dun Stallion, 15.2
NWBC Jr. Champion, AQHA Incentive Fund Nominated. 98% color producer.
Producer of halter, western and english performance horses and all-around greats including World Show Champions
and Reserve World Show Champions, and several Top-Placings in AQHA, ABRA, IBHA, ABRA and PtHA.
He is also a phenomenal true working ranch horse and you can hunt right of his back!
They don't get much more solid minded than he.
Formerly owned by Jan Clark of Sunnybrook Ranch
Slick City, 1985 AQHA Palomino Stallion
Was shown in halter, Shown PHBA Halter - point earner &
ROM earner, and shown in many open and local shows and retired
as a finished head horse (team roping). Producer of halter and performance champions.
Little Town, 1964 AQHA Chestnut Stallion
AQHA Supreme Champion (only 49 to date)
SI-100, 65-16-11, $25,061. Halter-31, Perf.-58, '76 Open Supreme Champ, '68 Superior Race Perf, '74 Open AQHA Champ, '73 Open ROM Perf, '66 ROM Race Perf. Sire of World Champions, Superior Halter, Superior Performance (Race & Arena), AQHA Champions, Race $ Earners, ROM Performance, Race.
Also, sire of “Smooth Town” - World Champion
Buzz Bar, 1958 AQHA Roan Stallion
SI-95/ROM Race/17-2-3-2, $4,553/H-3.0
Top 10 World Barrel Racing and Pole Bending Horses. His sire is Three Bars.
Azure Te, 1962 AQHA/TB Bay Stallion
(SW), 26-10-7-1,$119,022 br
Very influential in AQHA breeding programs. A Leading Sire of Money Earnings; Sire of ROM Race
Azure Te was the only three year old in the 1965 Hollywood Express Handicap which he led all the way and won by two lengths. He led the Hollywood Lakes and Flowers Handicap wire to wire and had career earnings of $199,022. In 26 lifetime starts, Azure Te led at the quarter in 18 and was beaten by a head in 4; led at the half in 19 and was beaten by a head in 2; led at five furlongs in 16 and was beaten by a head in two. His speed is backed by a pedigree of speed in which 61 of 62 horses in the first five generations of his family tree were either stakes winners or stakes producers.
2005 Statistical Summary for the Quarter Horse Progeny of Azure Te TB:
17 crops, 1070 foals, 839 starters, 580 winners, 46 stakes winners, 50 stakes placers,
140 stakes finalists, 623 ROM, 53 Superior Race Awards, 6 World Championships, 2 World Champions.
His offspring are known for their speed, versatility, conformation and good minds.
Ranked very high on the lists for top sires, derby and maturity horses,
leading sire of money earners, leading sire for All-American Futurity finalists,
and the list of all-time leading broodmare money earners.
Sir Raleigh, 1958 AQHA Palomino Stallion
Breeder: H. J. Wiescamp Est, Alamosa, CO
(Sire is Sirlette by Skipper W)
AQHA Champion Sire/Copenhagen-Skoal Super Horse Sire, Sire of Multiple AQHA World Champion Offspring, Sire of AQHA Reserve World Champion Offspring, Sire of AQHA Champion Offspring, Sire of High Point Performance Offspring, Sire of SUPERIOR Performance Offspring, Sire of SUPERIOR Halter Offspring, Sire of ROM Arena Offspring, Sire of Producing Daughters, Grandsire of 5 AQHA World
Savannah Jr, 1963 AQHA Grey Stallion
1965 World Champion 2 yo Colt; 1966 World Champion 3 yo Colt Multiple SW $277,033.
Sire of 116 Race ROM 1 Supreme CH 1 AQHA CH. Winner of 1965 All American Futurity
Alamitos Bar, 1959 AQHA Bay Stallion
SI-100 (AAAT)/ROM Race, SI-100-24-11-?-?, $58,037, R-24.0/H-1.0/P-24.0
AQHA Leading Sire of Money Earners ($4,392,189), Leading Sire of (331)ROM (R)OS, Leading Mat'l.GrdSire of (404)ROM(R)Earners ($9,195,295). SIRE: AQHA Supreme Ch., AQHA Ch., 2ROM (R). B/o Frank Vessels, Los Alamitos
Vicks Clabber, 1957 AQHA Bay Stallion
AQHA Champion, '63 O; ROM Performance, '62 O; '59 Race; Halter Points: 14;
Performance Points: 8; SI95; Race: $2,195; Wins: 2
Shirley’s Champion (TB) 1971 Grey
37 Starts: 8 - 9 - 5, $174,087 WON Debonair Stakes (Hol),
Hollywood Express Gr3, All American Handicap (Gg)
(TB), (USA) bay H, 1954 DP = 24-8-12-4-0 (48) DI = 3.80 CD = 1.08 - 29 Starts,
12 Wins, 1 Places, 1 Shows - Career Earnings: $90,895
(TB), (USA) bay F, 1952 DP = 0-8-24-2-0 (34) DI = 1.43 CD = 0.18 - 6 Starts,
2 Wins, 0 Places, 0 Shows Career Earnings: $1,695
(TB) Grey Mare, 1963; 45-14-10-4; (USA) $100,129 - Won Palo Alto H.,Bel Air H.,
2nd Las Flores H., Thanksgiving Day H., Chula Vista H., Rancho Santa Fe H., Oakland H.,
Campanile H., 3rd Osunitas S., Wilshire H. NTR Pomona 6f 1:10.1.
Note: Records, information, and photos complements of www.allbreedpedigree.com