April 16, 2008

Judys Lineage

Reaching the $3 million sire mark is a rare accomplishment in just about every equine discipline; however Paint racing has seen two stand-out sires surpass this feat within the last four months. Judys Lineage recently joined Texas Hero to become the second $3 million sire in Paint racing history.

Nineteen-year-old Judys Lineage has been a force to be reckoned with since his first year on the track. In only two years as a racehorse, the sorrel tobiano Paint stallion ran in 15 races, earning 9 victories and $45,448 in earnings. At the end of his 3-year-old, and last, race season, Judys Lineage was aptly named 1992 Champion Running 3-Year-Old and Champion Running 3-Year-Old Colt.

After a successful run on the track, the stallion headed to the breeding shed where he sired 18 foals during his first foal crop in 1994. Since that initial breeding season he has sired 773 foals, 328 of which have performance records both on the track and in the arena. The newest $3 million sire has sired three Paints—Bust N Moves, Judys Cash and My Name Is Joe—that have each earned more than $100,000 on the track and been named APHA Running Champions. However, his siring ability doesn’t end there Judys Lineage also sired Hot Brew, the 2002 Open Jumping World Champion, and Classic Lineage, the 2003 Open Barrel Racing World Champion.

Judys Lineage, sired by Special Lineage TB and out of Judys Chick, earned his place in Paint racing history long before he became a $3 million sire. His accomplishments include:

Paint racing's newest $3 million sire is owned by father and son Henry and Chuck Bowlan, respectively, of Tecumseh, Oklahoma.