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From the Archives: Doc Quixote

A handsome, rich-colored sorrel, Doc Quixote turned heads wherever he went. 1973 National Cutting Horse Futurity (NCHA) Non-Pro Futurity Champion and Equi-Stat Elite $10 Million Sire are just a few highlights of Doc Quixote’s life.  Doc Quioxte’s Performance and Genetics Listed for sale as a Futurity prospect in 1973 for the alleged price of $12,000, Doc […]
Tangy Starlight and Laura Dare.

Tangy Starlight Leaves Behind Proud Family Legacy

Yet again, the performance horse world has lost a talented performer and outstanding producer with the passing of 23-year-old Tangy Starlight on Tuesday. Owner Laura Dare of Lexington, Oklahoma, said “Fancy,” as the mare was called, died a little more than 24 hours after giving birth to a stud colt sired by 2010 NCHA Futurity […]
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Jerry Louie was a Respected Steward of Pacific Coast Cutting

Jerry Louie, a notable steward of cutting on the West Coast and a longtime member of the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association, died suddenly on Saturday in his hometown of Chico, California, the PCCHA confirmed. Louie was 85. Louie was a three-term National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Executive Committee member and for the better part […]
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Cutting Family Dealing with Aftermath of Madill Tornado

A few years ago, executives of Oklahoma Steel and Wire installed tornado shelters throughout the Madill, Oklahoma, manufacturing plant owned by the family of cutters Kathleen and Ty Moore. That decision made all the difference on Wednesday when an F-2 twister swept through the building, causing severe damage but not harming any of the 90 […]
Tuffs Junie and Craig Crumpler

Tuffs Junie — Mother of Junie Wood, Woody Be Tuff — Dies

The Western performance horse world has lost another of its great performers and producers.  Tuffs Junie, a 31-year-old mare bred by Boyd Summerhays of Sandy, Utah, and owned by Craig Crumpler of Wichita Falls, Texas, was humanely euthanized on Thursday. Crumpler, who purchased “Junie” as a 4-year-old from her breeder, said: “She was the sweetest, best […]
Joe Heim and Docs Okie Quixote at the 1984 Super Stakes

Docs Okie Quixote a Superfly Gent if there ever was one

If anybody had any doubts about Docs Okie Quixote, the National Cutting Horse Futurity Association Futurity champion only months earlier, those were all erased when he followed it up with a convincing triumph at the Super Stakes in 1984. And if that weren’t enough, he won the Derby later in the year to become the […]
Widows Freckles and Austin Shepard

Saying Goodbye to Widows Freckles, a family’s ‘Dream Horse’

Top cutting competitor and sire Widows Freckles has died, those closest to the stallion announced on Tuesday afternoon. The sorrel stallion was 26. “We received the news this morning that our boy Widows Freckles, or as his family knew him, ‘Obi,’ was laid to rest,” Lauren Middleton said through a social media platform. “It is […]
Luke Brown and Joseph Harrison.

16-Year-Old Bred to be a Cutter Instead a Prized Roper

He was after all bred by leading cutting breeders and owners Phil and Mary Ann Rapp of Weatherford, Texas, so when Main Street Boon was born in 2004, he seemed destined to become a champion cutting horse — just like his sire and dam. Instead, though, Main Street Boon (Peptoboonsmal x Playboys Ruby x Freckles […]