Reined cow horse sire Master Remedy (Doc’s Remedy x Wininic x Sugar Vandy), bred and owned by Ward Ranch, Kingsburg, Calif., died Feb. 14 of age-related natural causes. He was 33.
The 1980 stallion was one of only four horses to sire three National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champions – Master Checks, Otoe Master and Masteroani. The other three stallions to accomplish the task were King Fritz, Nu Cash and Smart Chic Olena.
Master Remedy’s genetics were deeply intertwined with the legendary Ward Ranch cow horse program. His dam, Wininic, was out of the famous Ward Ranch foundation mare, Fillinic (Arizona Junie x Alouette x Master Boss).
“He was absolutely incredible,” said Ward Ranch owner and operator John Ward. Ward and his late father, Ward Ranch founder and NRCHA Hall of Fame horseman Greg Ward, both showed Master Remedy during his decade-long career.
“He had so much talent. To lope him around, it felt like you were loping on a cloud,” Ward said. “He was really majestic. He had the biggest, prettiest eye. He was physical – unbelievable, really. He was a contortionist. But for a stud, he was really gentle.”
The bay stallion was shown exclusively in the cutting arena, where he earned more than $194,000, according to Equi-Stat. He made his show debut at the 1983 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, where Greg Ward guided him to a fifth-place finish.
Master Remedy’s 69 performing foals accumulated $756,295 in reined cow horse, cutting and reining money.