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Highbrow Supercat • Photo by Kirk Turner

Highbrow Supercat Laid to Rest

The day before Mother’s Day, Highbrow Supercat, a distinguished mom herself, was laid to rest. The mare had been in colic surgery at Oakridge Equine Hospital in Edmond, Oklahoma, but didn’t recover and passed away May 11.
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Legendary Mare Bet Yer Blue Boons Dies

The death of a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open World Champion and million-dollar producer has the Western performance horse industry in mourning. Bet Yer Blue Boons, an earner of $350,615, reportedly died at the age of 29 on May 1 due to complications from colic.
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Goodbye to Light N Lena

Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Sire Light N Lena was laid to rest on Nov. 2, according to a post on 72 Ranch co-owner Kris Martin’s Facebook page. The stallion was 18.

Futurity Champion KR Lil Conquistador Laid to Rest

A horse that lived life to pester others and become a champion has passed away. KR Lil Conquistador, the 2005 All American Quarter Horse Congress and National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Open Champion under the hand of Shawn Flarida, was euthanized due to founder. The gelding was 16.

Farewell to Bob Byrd

Bob Byrd, 88, the 1964 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Co-Champion and a contestant and honoree in the NCHA Futurity 50th Anniversary Champions Cup in 2011, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Jayton, Texas. Byrd was born on Sept. 11, 1928, to Charlie and Lizzie Byrd, and married Maricate Warren in September 1951. Visitation […]

Goodbye to Mr Melody Jac

A June 7 post on the Lantz Performance Horses’ Facebook page announced the death of 1988 National Reining Horse Association Futurity Open Champion Mr Melody Jac. The 32-year-old stallion passed away the night of June 6.

Von Reminic Euthanized at 20

Von Reminic, who was 20 years old, broke his leg while out in the pasture on June 6. The stallion was euthanized, leaving behind a huge hole in the hearts of those that knew and cared for him.