1963-Voice Of The Tennessee Walking Horse 1963 October Voice - Page 5

TENNESSEE MIXING H0BSE October Barnwell Horses To Compete In Two Big Events MACK’S AMANDA D, brilliant 8- year-old mare in the best competitive condition of her life, will carry the banner of Mrs. R. S. Barnwell, Shreve­ port, Louisiana, in both the Dixie Jubilee at Baton Rouge and the South­ ern Championship at Montgomery, Alabama. Trainer Jack Warren, who has tuned up the horse at his new stables at Spring Hill, Tennessee, will ride the mare in the aged classes. AMANDA placed sixth in the Cele­ bration’s Walking Mare Class and is said to be in better shape now than in September. She is a daughter of the famous MIDNIGHT MACK K, the sire of two consecutive World’s Cham­ pions (RODGERS’ PERFECTION in 1959 and MACK K’S HANDSHAK­ ER in 1960). Her dam is LADY STANWYCK (by MAJOR BOWES). The horse’s registered breeder is Betty Duncan of St. Joseph, Missouri, who lived in Pennsylvania when the mare was foal­ ed. The Barnwells bought AMANDA four years ago. This year she won mare classes at Little Rock, Arkansas, Centre, Ala­ bama, Vivian, Louisiana and Donelson, Tennessee. Another Barnwell mare, SUN’S LIGHTNING ANN. also pictured in this issue made a brilliant showing in the State Fair of Texas Horse Show in early October. She is owned by the Barnwell Production Company. One of the fastest mares of modern times, SUN’S LIGHTNING ANN staged a teriffic showing against the great TRIPLE THREAT in the State Fair Championship Stake. Trainer Wallace Brandon rode her like a jockey in the Kentucky Derby, and she flew around the track like an atomic- powered bird. She placed second in the stake, topping some great horses. Previously, Mrs. Barnwell had ridden her to second place in the Ladies’ stake and Brandon to third place in the Mare Stake. IF YOU MOVE . . . Please send us both your old address and your new. Allow 30 days for change. VOICE PUBLISHING COMPANY P. O. Box 3054 Chattanooga, Tennessee 37404 TEXAS STATE FAIR HORSE SHOW INDICATES BOOM FOR WALKING HORSES IN WESTERN STATES COLISEUM, State Fair Grounds, Dallas, Texas — World’s Champions who venteured afar to bring back the most coveted amateur honors in the World of the Tennessee Walking Horse here displayed their prowess before homefolks and others for five days during the annual State Fair of Texas Horse Show. And the homefolks cheer­ ed them until the rafters rang with echoes. And ringing down the curtains for this show that has contributed so much to Walking Horse progress in “Quarter Horse Country” was a tremendous per­ formance by Circle T Ranch’s TRI­ PLE THREAT — ridden by Trainer Harold Kennedy in the Championship Stake. This great horse, Reserve World’s Champion and one of the most rugged in the modern history of the breed, “showed greater rhythm than ever before,” said an old timer who had seen the stallion in a great many shows. Presenting the ribbon and trophy in this event were Mrs. J. Glenn Turner (who missed the Celebration this year because of the arrival of 5-pound, 10- ounce Mary Frances Turner, her fourth child, and Mrs. H. Tom Fulton, wife of the Executive Secretary of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association of America, Inc. TRIPLE THREAT had a real race for his honors, especially in the running walk gait where Mrs. R. S. Bam well’s SUN’S LIGHTNING ANN received a tremendous ride by Trainer Wallace Brandon, Grapevine, Texas. This exceptionally fast and stylish mare demonstrated also strong endurance as she pushed TRIPLE THREAT for honors and was tied reserve Champion by Judge R. C. Hughes of Jackson, Mississippi. Prior to this stirring event J. Glenn Turner, astride SHADOW’S RED ACE, formerly the favorite mount of his son, Fred Turner, pinned the Circle T flag to the mast with a specta­ cular victory in the Riders 35-and-Over Class, which saw Frank Mason, also of Dallas, place second on his World Champion SUN’S GO BOY AGAIN. (It was reported that Turner has sold to Pat Kimbro of Atlanta, Georgia, SHADOW’S INVASION, the marc that Turner had ridden to Reserve Championship of the World in the Celebration’s 50-Years-and-Over Class of 1963. Doodles Thompson, fifteen-year-old tenth grader at Bishop Dunn High School, Dallas, won the Amateur Stake on the famous mare, FAIR WARN­ ING, owned by her mother, Mrs. Rob­ ert F. Thompson. Doodles showed the throng the same great riding that won her the Juvenile (13-18 years) World’s Championship of 1962 and the World’s Amateur Championship in an unpre­ cedented display at the 1963 Celebra­ tion. Shirley Sharp, Dallas, placed sec­ ond on GO BOY’S MEG, her newfy acquired mount, which placed third in the Celebration Walking Mare Class. This classy mare was formerly owned by Dr. W. L. Cooley, Boaz, Alabama. Jan Wright, eleven-year-old Equita­ tion Champion of the World (1963) and last year’s World’s Juvenile Cham­ pion (13 years and under), took her beloved DARK SHADOW to first place in the Juvenile Championship Stake for Lone Star Stables of Nacog­ doches, Texas. Jan was great, as she is in every showing. Her father, Joe Wright, won the Stallion and Gelding Stake on SUN’S CELEBRATION. Janie Guenther, Dallas, on GO BOOGER GO for Frank Mason took reserve honors in the Juvenile Stake. Mason rode this same horse to reserve honors in the Stallion-Gelding event. SHADOW’S BIG TIME CTR, with trainer Harold Kennedy up, accounted for another blue ribbon for Circle T Ranch, by winning the Junior Champ­ ionship Stake. GO BOYS’ ACE placed second with Buddy Black of Lewisburg, Tennessee, up for C. E. Bradshaw, Orlando, Florida. The cheering crowd got an added thrill when Movic-TV Star Bob Cum­ mings trotted from the stands at the call of Master of Ceremonies O’Neill Howell, and the popular entertainer joined in presenting the awards. Bob and his glamorou s wife, Mary ('mother of five), were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Clint W. Murchison, Jr., Dallas. These Beverly Hills, California resi­ dents and a host of other visitors— including owners and exhibitors, were honored after the Monday night show with a colorful dinner party and dance at the Chaparral Club on the thirtv- sixth floor of the Southland Life Ruild- (Continued on Page 20)