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Joe Reed II

<tr><th>Discipline:</th><td>Racing</td></tr> <tr><th scope="col" colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">Racing awards</th></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">1942 Champion Quarter Running Stallion, AA speed rating speed rating</td></tr> <tr><th scope="col" colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">Honors</th></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">AQHA 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 12, 2008.</td></tr>
Joe Reed II

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Breed: Quarter Horse
Sire: Joe Reed P-3

<tr><th>Grandsire:</th><td>Joe Blair (TB)</td></tr>

Dam: Nellene

<tr><th>Maternal grandsire:</th><td>Fleeting Time (TB)</td></tr>

Gender: Stallion
Foaled: 1936
Country: United States
Color: Chestnut
Breeder: J. W. House
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Joe Reed II was a Quarter Horse racehorse from the early days of the American Quarter Horse Association (or AQHA) that became an influential sire with the breed.



Joe Reed II was registered number 985 in the AQHA's stud book. He was registered as a chestnut stallion that foaled in 1936. His breeder was recorded as J. W. House of Cameron, Texas, and his owner when he was registered was Bert H. Wood of Tucson, Arizona.[1] He was the son of Joe Reed P-3 and Nellene, a daughter of Fleeting Time (TB).[2] He was over half Thoroughbred by breeding, as both his sire and his dam were by Thoroughbreds. On his dam's side he traced twice to Traveler.[3] His paternal granddam, Della Moore, was a Louisiana bred mare.[4]

In 1942 he beat the famous Clabber to be proclaimed Champion Quarter Running Stallion.[2] He raced three times that meet, and won all three races. He had a foot injury and the last race he bled from the foot the whole race, but managed to win the race anyway.[5]After his racing career was cut short by injury, Joe went on to sire such outstanding horses as Leo P-1335, Little Sister W, Joak, Joe Queen, and Tonta Lad.[6][7] Joe Reed II died in 1964 at Fort Bridger, Wyoming.[2]

He was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame.[8]


Faustus (TB)
Bonnie Joe (TB)
Bonnie Rose (TB)
Joe Blair (TB)
Bowling Green (TB)
Miss Blair (TB)
Com-I-Cut (TB)
Joe Reed P-3
Crazy Cue
Old DJ
Della Moore
Joe Reed II
Ultimus (TB)
High Time (TB)
Noonday (TB)
Fleeting Time (TB)
Great Britain (TB)
British Fleet (TB)
Belle Nutter (TB)
Brown Billy
mare by Traveler
Little Red Nell
Texas Chief by Traveler
Red Nell


  1. AQHA Official Stud Book and Registry Combined 1-5 p. 110
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Simmons, Legends: Outstanding Quarter Horse Stallions and Mares p. 152-154
  3. Pedigree of Joe Reed II at All Breed Pedigree retrieved on June 22, 2007
  4. LeBlanc Cajun-Bred Running Horses p. 32-34
  5. Nye "A Dash of Greatness" The Quarter Horse November 1946
  6. Pitzer The Most Influential Quarter Horse Sires p. 62-63
  7. Wagoner Quarter Horse Reference 1974 Edition p. 316
  8. 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
  • LeBlanc, Francis S. Cajun-Bred Running Horses: Notes on Horse Racing in Southwest Louisiana Lafayette, Louisiana: The Acadiana Press 1978
  • Nye, Nelson C. "A Dash of Greatness: Some Interesting Facts about Joe Reed II" The Quarter Horse November 1946
  • Pitzer, Andrea Laycock The Most Influential Quarter Horse Sires Tacoma, WA:Premier Pedigrees 1987
  • Simmons, Diance C. Legends: Outstanding Quarter Horse Stallions and Mares Colorado Springs:Western Horseman 1993
  • Wagoner, Dan Quarter Horse Reference 1974 Edition Grapevine, Texas:Equine Research 1974

Further reading

  • Wohlfarth, Jenny "Just One of the Joes" Quarter Horse Journal December 1996 p. 14

External links


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