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Last year, almost 17,000 horses ran in more than 9,000 quarter horse races in the US (the comparable figures for thoroughbreds were 67,000 and 50,000) for average purses of almost $14,000 (thoroughbreds $23,000).
We try to buy 3-year-old quarter horses," Clinton said.
After that I work with horse and owner together, preparing them for the Swiss Quarter Horse Association competitions.
Concern that quarter horse bloodlines were being diluted by thoroughbred bloodlines led to the creation of the "foundation" quarter horse movement about 10 years ago.
Since then, a 13-year-old Quarter Horse stallion and a four-year-old American Paint stallion standing at the same stud have also tested positive.
Meanwhile, back in the stable area, a 13-year-old quarter horse, affectionately known as "DAD" stood near the stable door waiting for passersby to feed him carrots and peppermint candy.
Flanagan Most Improved Publication Award--American Quarter Horse Racing Journal
Frank 'Scoop' Vessels III is President of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association and formerly served as President of the American Quarter Horse Association from 2004-March 2005.
Quarter horse racing is a separate entity from thoroughbred racing.
He took time at the end of the ride to say thank you and stroke Tom, a 17-year-old quarter horse who won the 2004 American Quarter Horse Association's Equine Public Service Award.
Members elected to serve new terms on the board of directors include: Jim Bret Campbell, Quarter Horse Journal, Amarillo, Texas; Marilyn Brink, Braunveih World, Shawnee Mission; Kan.
She grew up in Pennsylvania Furnace, PA on a 260-acre farm, "As a youth my passion was showing Quarter Horses both through the 4-H program, and the American Quarter Horse Association," said Peters.