Great Red Pine Is Gone

Great Red Pine
Great Red Pine, a 1988 stallion, was euthanized due to kidney failure.

The stallion (Great Pine x Nifty Jodieann x Nifty Bee), bred by Brenda Glassford, Galena, Ohio, earned $60,952 during a successful career during which he was shown by Larry Rose for Frank Caruso to third place at the 1991 Congress Futurity and fourth place at the 1991 NRHA Futurity. He was later shown by Albert Burton to win the Limited Open and place second in the Open at the 1992 NRHA Superstakes, win the Limited Open and place fourth in the Open at the 1992 Carolina Classic Derby, and place fifth in the Limited Open at the 1992 NRHA Derby.

After his show career, he went on to sire 101 money-earners with a combined $671,758/ Great Red Pine ranked No. 26 on Equi-Stat’s list of leading reining sires through mid-2009. According to AQHA records, he sired 218 foals between 1993 and 2008; 123 of those had either money earned or AQHA points.

At the time of his death in late June 2009, Great Red Pine was living at Wegner Ranch in Ellensburg, Wash., where he had spent his last three years, according to ranch owner Ray Wegner. The stallion was owned by Glenn Hogan, Hayden, Idaho.

His leading get was Great Resolve, a 1997 stallion out of Silversnow Pinestep by Greyhound Step, and the earner of $147,377. Great Resolve, better known as “Einstein,” was shown by Tim McQuay for Adelchi Pontisso of Pontisso Enterprises Inc. to win the 2000 Congress Futurity and place third at the NRHA Futurity, and make the finals of the 2001 NRHA Derby and NRBC. Duane Latimer then showed him to the finals of the 2002 NRBC.

Great Red Pine’s second-leading get is Miss Tinseltown, a 1994 mare out of Ms Hollywood Showtime by Docs Showtime, with $116,247. Owned by David Silva Sr., she was shown by Tim McQuay to fourth place at the 1997 NRHA Futurity, a tie for second at the 1998 NRBC, the 1999 NRBC Championship and Reserve at the 1999 NRHA Derby.

Go Red Pine, a 1997 mare out of Pinesail by Topsail Cody, ranks third with $53,424. She was shown by Shawn Flarida for Charles Vaughan to sixth place at the 2000 NRHA Futurity, and by Pete Kyle for Kimberly Wang Unlimited to the Intermediate Open finals of the 2001 NRHA Derby.