Thirty-four years after Docs Okie Quixote (Doc Quixote x Jimmette Too x Johnny Tivio) won the 1984 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Open and completed the second leg of his future NCHA Triple Crown achievement, the deceased 1980 stallion still sits atop the event’s leading open horse chart.
Docs Okie Quixote, trained and shown by NCHA Riders Hall of Fame inductee Joe Heim, of Thackerville, Oklahoma, has NCHA Super Stakes earnings of $286,919. Smart Little Lena, a 1979 stallion trained and shown by the late Bill Freeman, ranks second on the show’s Open Horses statistics with earnings of $285,981.
Docs Okie Quixote and Heim marked a 219 to win the 1983 NCHA Futurity Open, a 222 to win the 1984 NCHA Super Stakes Open and three months later, the duo scored a 221.5 to win the 1984 NCHA Derby Open. Docs Okie Quixote only sired one crop of foals before his untimely death in 1985 at the age of 5. His NCHA Triple Crown earnings totaled $335,095, and his lifetime earnings reached $637,707, according to Equi-Stat.
There have only been three horses in the NCHA’s history to win the Triple Crown title – Smart Little Lena, ridden by Freeman (1982-1983); Docs Okie Quixote, ridden by Heim (1983-1984); and Chiquita Pistol, ridden by Tag Rice (2002-2003).