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FL Lady Bug

<tr><th scope="col" colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">Honors</th></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame</td></tr><tr style="font-size:80%; font-weight:lighter; text-align:center; color:#555;"><td colspan="2">Horse infobox last updated on: January 11, 2008.</td></tr>
FL Lady Bug

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Breed: Quarter Horse
Sire: Sergeant

<tr><th>Grandsire:</th><td>Billy McCue</td></tr>

Dam: Yeager's Lady JA

<tr><th>Maternal grandsire:</th><td>Will Stead</td></tr>

Gender: Mare
Foaled: 1945
Country: United States
Color: Sorrel
Breeder: W. A. Yeager
Owner: Marvin and Lela Barnes
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

FL Lady Bug never raced or was shown in a horse show, but this Quarter horse mare was famous for her speedy offspring.



F L Lady Bug was registered as number 9733 in the American Quarter Horse Association's (or AQHA) stud book. A sorrel mare, she was foaled in 1945 and bred by W. A. Yeager of Woodward, Oklahoma. Her owners at the time she was registered were Bill and Alive Likins of Davis, Oklahoma.[1] Her sire, Sergeant, was bred to a daughter of his full brother, Will Stead, to produce Lady Bug. Thus, FL Lady Bug was inbred to both Billy McCue and Silver. Her second dam was an unnamed quarter mare from the J A Ranch in Texas.[2]

She had fourteen foals, eleven of whom started races. Ten of those starters were winners, with one Champion Quarter Running Two Year Old Filly - Top Ladybug, three stakes winners, and ten Race Register of Merit winners.[3][4] All ten of her Register of Merit qualifiers were sired by different stallions.[4] She died on March 1, 1974.[3]

She was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame.[5]


Peter McCue
Jack McCue
Billy McCue
Chickasha Bob
Sorrel Alice
Pid Hart
Chickasha Bob
Mary Keith
Old Billy
Old Alice
FL Lady Bug
Jack McCue
Billy McCue
Sorrel Alice
Will Stead
Chickasha Bob
Yeager's Lady JA
JA Ranch quarter mare


  1. AQHA Official Stud Book and Registry Combined 1-5 p. 373
  2. Pedigree of FL Lady Bug at All Breed Pedigree retrieved on July 4, 2007
  3. 3.0 3.1 Christensen "What Legends are Made of" p. 44
  4. 4.0 4.1 Wagoner Quarter Racing Digest p. 377
  5. AQHA Hall of Fame accessed on February 3, 2008


  • American Quarter Horse Association Official Stud Book and Registry Combined Books 1-2-3-4-5 Amarillo, Texas:American Quarter Horse Association 1961
  • Christensen, Kati "What Legends are Made of" Quarter Horse Journal March 1999 p. 40-47
  • Wagoner, Dan Quarter Racing Digest: 1940 to 1976 Grapevine, Texas:Equine Research 1976

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