– Miss Meyers –
<tr><th>Grandsire:</th><td>Joe Reed II</td></tr>
<tr><th>Maternal grandsire:</th><td>Oklahoma Star</td></tr>
|Breeder:||O. C. Meyers|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
Miss Meyers (1949 – March 1963) was a Quarter Horse racehorse and broodmare, the 1953 World Champion Quarter Running Horse. She won $28,725.00 ($ in 2016) on the racetrack as well as 17 races. As a broodmare, she produced, or was the mother of, the first American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Supreme Champion, Kid Meyers. She was the mother of three other foals, and was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame in 2009.
Miss Meyers was a chestnut-colored mare born in 1949 and sired, or fathered, by Leo, a member of the AQHA Hall of Fame. Miss Meyers' dam, or mother, was Star's Lou. Star's Lou's father was Oklahoma Star P-6, another AQHA Hall of Fame member. She was bred by O. C. Meyer, and later owned by Bruce A. Green.
Miss Meyers raced from 1952 to 1955, and won seven stakes races, placing second in seven other stakes races, and third in two more. She won 17 of her 59 starts on the racetrack. She placed second in another 15 races and third in 5. Her total earnings on the track were $28,727 ($ in 2016). Among her wins in stakes races were the 1952 Buttons and Bows Stakes, the 1953 California Championship, the 1953 Billy Anson Stakes, the 1953 Rocky Mountain Quarter Horse Association World Championship Dash, the 1955 Bart B Stakes, the 1955 Barbara B Stakes and the 1955 Traveler Stakes. She set four new track records, twice at 350 yards (320 m), once at 400 yards (370 m), and once at 440 yards (400 m). In 1953 she was named the AQHA World Champion Quarter Running Horse as well as the High Money Earning Horse. The AQHA also awarded her the title of Superior Race Horse in 1954, and the highest speed index she achieved during her racing career was AAAT.[notes 1]
Broodmare and legacy
When Miss Meyers retired from the racetrack, she was the dam of the first AQHA Supreme Champion, Kid Meyers, sired by fellow Hall of Famer Three Bars, a Thoroughbred. Kid Meyers was a 1963 sorrel stallion, and had 23 starts on the racetrack, winning 6 times. He earned a total of $10,655 ($ as of 2016) on the track. After retiring from the racetrack, he earned his AQHA Champion in 1966 and his Supreme Champion in 1967. His highest speed index was AAA. Unlike most foals, who get to nurse for months after birth, Kid Meyers was deprived of that nutrition as was orphaned at a month old when Miss Meyers died in March 1963.
Miss Meyers had three other foals. Oh My Oh, a 1957 bay mare sired by the Thoroughbred stallion Spotted Bull, started 30 times, winning eight times for a total earnings of $12,592 ($ as of 2016) and coming in second in a stakes race. She earned an AAAT speed index. As a broodmare, she was the dam of All American Futurity winner Three Oh's. Her 1958 foal was Mr Meyers, a sorrel stallion sired by fellow Hall of Famer Go Man Go, who started 41 times, winning 9 times and placing third in four stakes races. His total race earnings were $25,656 ($ as of 2016). He went on to earn a AQHA Champion title along with a Superior Race Horse award, to go with his AAAT speed index. Mr Meyers became a successful breeding stallion. Miss Meyers' fourth foal was a 1959 chestnut mare named Milpool sired by Vandy. Milpool was never raced or shown in a horse show.
|Joe Blair (TB)|
|Joe Reed P-3|
|Joe Reed II|
|Fleeting Time (TB)|
|Little Red Nell|
|Joe Blair (TB)|
|Joe Reed P-3|
|Dennis Reed (TB)[notes 2]|
|Bess Chitman (TB)|
|Oklahoma Star P-6|
|Owen E. Acton bred mare|
- ↑ The author Nelson C. Nye, in his work Speed and the Quarter Horse claims that she started 60 times and earned a total of $29,305 ($NaN in 2016), but this conflicts with the AQHA's official records.
- ↑ (TB) is an abbreviation for Thoroughbred, and signifies that the designated horse was not a Quarter Horse but was a Thoroughbred.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mattson Real American Quarter Horse pp. 2–3
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 AQHA Official Produce of Dam Record for Miss Meyers
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2008. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved March 8, 2010.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Nye Speed and the Quarter Horse pp. 227–228
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Groves "Kid Meyers" Quarter Horse Journal p. 36
- ↑ American Quarter Horse Association "New Hall of Fame Artifacts Unveiled"
- ↑ American Quarter Horse Association AQHA Announces 2009 Hall of Fame Inductees
- ↑ Groves "Kid Meyers" Quarter Horse Journal pp. 36, 101, 107
- American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). "AQHA Announces 2009 Hall of Fame Inductees". AQHA. http://www.aqha.com/news/2008PressReleases/05012008hall09.html. Retrieved on May 16, 2009
- American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) (1996). AQHA Official Produce of Dam Record for Miss Meyers American Quarter Horse Association Records Department. February 20, 1996
- American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) (July 21, 2009). "New Hall of Fame Artifacts Unveiled". Press release. http://www.aqha.com/news/2009PressReleases/07212009dedication.html. Retrieved on August 23, 2009
- Groves, Lesli Krause (January 1993). "Kid Meyers". Quarter Horse Journal: 36, 101, 107.
- Mattson, Paul (1991). The Real American Quarter Horse: Versatile Athletes who proved Supreme. Wamego, KS: Premier Publishing. ISBN 1-879984-77-6.
- Nye, Nelson C. (1973). Speed and the Quarter Horse: A Payload of Sprinters. Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Publishers. ISBN 0-87004-220-3.