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MILLSAP, TX–SEPTEMBER 12, 2023–These race yearlings headed out for their next adventure today. They left home for the first time on their way to the training facility. Left – Anotheround – Streakin Six x Stol A Bunny. Right – Pull A Cork – Mr Jess Perry x Stol A Bunny. ••••••

SELMA, TX–JULY 28, 2023–In a determined drive under jockey Raul Ramirez, Jr., Onthrocks picked up his second consecutive stakes victory with a three-quarter length victory as the post time favorite for the $54,250 TQHA 550 Stakes at Retama Park Friday night. The son of leading third-crop sire A Revenant raced over the 550 yard distance […]

HOUSTON, TX–JUNE 17, 2023–Onthrocks had something to prove Saturday night. After a driving wire-to-wire finish in the $54,250 Sam Houston 550 Stakes, the four-year-old gelding found his stride and scored his first career stakes win. Raul Ramirez, Jr strapped in and piloted Onthrocks to a length victory over Viva Le Don and Shockinglyfamous. With an […]

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5 months ago

Deep Southern Quarter Horse Roots!

Pictured (left to right) are T.A. Simpson, Jim Ware and Pete Reynolds, Jr. (Little Pete). These old friends gathered in Demopolis, Alabama, last fall and one of many discussions, as you can see, was Quarter Running Stallions that were advertised in TRACK MAGAZINE. Little Pete’s dad, Pete Reynolds, Sr. (Mr. Pete) ranched heavily in Southwest Texas and Northern Mexico as a young man prior to moving to Alabama. The Reynolds Ranch is recognized as an AQHA Legacy Breeder, having registered a horse with AQHA every year since its formation. Mr. Pete’s foundation sire was the stallion, REY, who was sired by an army remount Thoroughbred named CAPTAIN COURAGEOUS. REY’s greatest claim to fame is that he was the maternal grandsire of AQHA Hall Of Fame Member, SUGAR BARS. He was also the maternal great grandsire of the stakes winning mare, RONA BAR. RONA BAR (bred by another Alabama AQHA pioneer, Ralph Eagle) produced All American Futurity and Derby Champion, RONAS RYON, who is also a Hall Of Fame Member.

T.A. Simpson was one of the first AQHA judges east of the Mississippi River and was closely associated with Mr. Pete and with Ralph Eagle. In fact, T.A. broke and started RONA BAR’s dam, SAND JUANA, her maternal grandsire, SANDRIFT, and her maternal granddam, BAMA PAPRIKA.

Another interesting historical fact is that SANDRIFT was a son of the King Ranch’s WIMPY P-1, and considered to be more of a performance horse. He was brought to Alabama by King Ranch descendants, the Armstrong Family, who had ranch land in the same area.

The Reynolds Family of horses continues to this day and are managed by Little Pete’s son, Jay Reynolds.
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5 months ago

Deep Southern Quarter Horse Roots!

Pictured (left to right) are T.A. Simpson, Jim Ware and Pete Reynolds, Jr. (Little Pete). These old friends gathered in Demopolis, Alabama, last fall and one of many discussions, as you can see, was Quarter Running Stallions that were advertised in TRACK MAGAZINE. Little Pete’s dad, Pete Reynolds, Sr. (Mr. Pete) ranched heavily in Southwest Texas and Northern Mexico as a young man prior to moving to Alabama. The Reynolds Ranch is recognized as an AQHA Legacy Breeder, having registered a horse with AQHA every year since its formation. Mr. Pete’s foundation sire was the stallion, REY, who was sired by an army remount Thoroughbred named CAPTAIN COURAGEOUS. REY’s greatest claim to fame is that he was the maternal grandsire of AQHA Hall Of Fame Member, SUGAR BARS. He was also the maternal great grandsire of the stakes winning mare, RONA BAR. RONA BAR (bred by another Alabama AQHA pioneer, Ralph Eagle) produced All American Futurity and Derby Champion, RONAS RYON, who is also a Hall Of Fame Member.

T.A. Simpson was one of the first AQHA judges east of the Mississippi River and was closely associated with Mr. Pete and with Ralph Eagle. In fact, T.A. broke and started RONA BAR’s dam, SAND JUANA, her maternal grandsire, SANDRIFT, and her maternal granddam, BAMA PAPRIKA.

Another interesting historical fact is that SANDRIFT was a son of the King Ranch’s WIMPY P-1, and considered to be more of a performance horse. He was brought to Alabama by King Ranch descendants, the Armstrong Family, who had ranch land in the same area.

The Reynolds Family of horses continues to this day and are managed by Little Pete’s son, Jay Reynolds.
... See MoreSee Less

Deep Southern Quarter Horse Roots!

Pictured (left to right) are T.A. Simpson, Jim Ware and Pete Reynolds, Jr. (Little Pete). These old friends gathered in Demopolis, Alabama, last fall and one of many discussions, as you can see, was Quarter Running Stallions that were advertised in TRACK MAGAZINE. Little Pete’s dad, Pete Reynolds, Sr. (Mr. Pete) ranched heavily in Southwest Texas and Northern Mexico as a young man prior to moving to Alabama. The Reynolds Ranch is recognized as an AQHA Legacy Breeder, having registered a horse with AQHA every year since its formation. Mr. Pete’s foundation sire was the stallion, REY, who was sired by an army remount Thoroughbred named CAPTAIN COURAGEOUS. REY’s greatest claim to fame is that he was the maternal grandsire of AQHA Hall Of Fame Member, SUGAR BARS. He was also the maternal great grandsire of the stakes winning mare, RONA BAR. RONA BAR  (bred by another Alabama AQHA pioneer, Ralph Eagle) produced All American Futurity and Derby Champion, RONAS RYON, who is also a Hall Of Fame Member.

T.A. Simpson was one of the first AQHA judges east of the Mississippi River and was closely associated with Mr. Pete and with Ralph Eagle. In fact, T.A. broke and started RONA BAR’s dam, SAND JUANA, her maternal grandsire, SANDRIFT, and her maternal granddam, BAMA PAPRIKA.

Another interesting historical fact is that SANDRIFT was a son of the King Ranch’s WIMPY P-1, and considered to be more of a performance horse. He was brought to Alabama by King Ranch descendants, the Armstrong Family, who had ranch land in the same area.

The Reynolds Family of horses continues to this day and are managed by Little Pete’s son, Jay Reynolds.

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Looking good boss man

I’ve been reminiscing lately of my early days when Mr Pete, Ralph Eagle and the Crawford’s were the source of Registered Quarter Horses in Alabama.

Casey Cox Brown

6 months ago

Superior Auction School represented at the 1996 NCHA Futurity Sales. L to R: Jim Ware Ben Emison, Ike Hamilton, Keith Babb.

COLONEL IKE AND SUPERIOR AUCTION SCHOOL
What Am I Bid?

We understandably had many "likes" and discussions generated from our Facebook Post on Throwback Thursday, November 2, of Jim and Col. Ike. After that, an interesting post appeared about the 57th Anniversary of the movie WHAT AM I BID? - See below - opens in Facebook.

The movie and Leroy Van Dyke's famous song "The Auctioneer" were about the life of a legendary auctioneer, Ray Sims. Col. Ike's tie to all of this is that he and Ray Sims, along with other famous auctioneers - Hugh James, Dale Hanna and Paul Good, were partners in and instructors at the Superior School of Auctioneering in Decatur, Illinois, in the 1970's. Leroy Van Dyke was the cousin of Ray Sims and also a part-time instructor at Superior.

Jim graduated from high school in 1975 and attended Superior that summer, prior to entering Louisiana Tech University.

A few other well-known auction professionals who attended Superior include Keith Babb, Ben Emison, E.C. Larkin, Joe Mitcham, Tracy Harl, Mike Jennings, Tim Jennings and Tony Langdon.

Ike was very proud to be a part of Superior and proud of all the auctioneers that completed the program there.

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Superior Auction School represented at the 1996 NCHA Futurity Sales. L to R: Jim Ware Ben Emison, Ike Hamilton, Keith Babb.

COLONEL IKE AND SUPERIOR AUCTION SCHOOL
What Am I Bid?

We understandably had many likes and discussions generated from our Facebook Post on Throwback Thursday, November 2,  of Jim and Col. Ike. After that, an interesting post appeared about the 57th Anniversary of the movie WHAT AM I BID? - See below - opens in Facebook.

The movie and Leroy Van Dykes famous song The Auctioneer were about the life of a legendary auctioneer, Ray Sims. Col. Ikes tie to all of this is that he and Ray Sims, along with other famous auctioneers - Hugh James, Dale Hanna and Paul Good, were partners in and instructors at the Superior School of Auctioneering in Decatur, Illinois, in the 1970s. Leroy Van Dyke was the cousin of Ray Sims and also a part-time instructor at Superior.

Jim graduated from high school in 1975 and attended Superior that summer, prior to entering Louisiana Tech University.

A few other well-known auction professionals who attended Superior include Keith Babb, Ben Emison, E.C. Larkin, Joe Mitcham, Tracy Harl, Mike Jennings, Tim Jennings and Tony Langdon.

Ike was very proud to be a part of Superior and proud of all the auctioneers that completed the program there.

https://fb.watch/pf1ptOBoIA/

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All fantastic

Love it

My dad Gordon Hannagan, also instructed at Superior auction school ❤️this pic brings back a lot of fond memories

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