|Oklahoma Star P-6|
|Sire:||Dennis Reed (TB)
|Owner:||Tommy Moore, Ronald Mason|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
For many years, Oklahoma Star was known simply as the ‘Tommy Moore Horse', after his breeder, owner, trainer and race jockey. He was an influential Quarter Horse stallion in the early days of the breed.
Oklahoma Star foaled in 1915 in Oklahoma and raced in match races for many years throughout Oklahoma. He was bred by Tommy Moore of Oklahoma. Eventually, he was registered with the American Quarter Horse Association (or AQHA), as number 6 in the stud book. His stud book entry gives his breeding as being sired by Dennis Reed, a Thoroughbred, with a first dam being Cutthroat by Gulliver by Missouri Rondo. The second dam was given as OK by Dan Tucker. However, this is a corrected entry. The original entry had the same sire and dam, but the original entry had Cutthroat by Bonnie Joe, a Thoroughbred and out of Big Em by Rocky Mountain Tom. Cutthroat's breeding still remains somewhat murky, as Moore was evasive about her exact breeding.
Moore raced Star all over Oklahoma, matching him against all comers, usually riding Star himself because of fears that the opposing side would bribe the jockey. Because Moore was almost fifty years old and weighed about 150 pounds, this meant that Star didn't always win every race, but he won enough. Ronald Mason, who later owned Star, later told Robert Denhardt that the best race distance for Star was an eighth of a mile. Oklahoma Star was a mahogany bay in color, with just a white star on his forehead, a small white spot on his left foreleg, and a white sock on his left hind leg.
Eventually, Moore was forced to sell Star, and after passing through a few other owners, eventually Star was sold to Ronald Mason of Nowata, Oklahoma, who registered him with the AQHA. He died in the ownership of Ronald Mason on February 14, 1943.
Among his famous offspring were Nowata Star, Star Deck, Oklahoma Star Jr and Sizzler. Two of his foals earned Race Register of Merits with the AQHA - M's Grey Lady and Sizzler. Many of his daughters went on to produce racehorses or show horses.
|=Bend Or (TB)|
|*Golden Garter (TB)|
|Dennis Reed (TB)|
|Bess Chitman (TB)|
|Oklahoma Star P-6|
|Lady Bug (Butt Cut)|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Short The First Twenty Quarter Horses p. 70-75
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Close Legends 2 p. 77-78
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Denhardt "Foundation Sire Oklahoma Star P-6" Quarter Horse Journal December 1963 p. 26-27, 70, 72, 402
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 AQHA Official Stud Book and Registry Combined 1-5 p. 79
- ↑ Denhardt Foundation Dams p. 113
- ↑ All Breed Pedigree Database Pedigree of Oklahoma Star retrieved on June 23, 2007
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 Beckman "The Tommy Moore Horse" Quarter Horse Journal May 1991 p. 36-37
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Wagoner Quarter Racing Digest p. 878
- ↑ Wagoner Quarter Horse Reference 1974 Edition p. 502
- ↑ AQHA Hall of Fame accessed on February 3, 2008
- All Breed Pedigree Database Pedigree of Oklahoma Star retrieved on June 23, 2007
- AQHA Hall of Fame accessed on February 3, 2008
- Beckman, Bruce "The Tommy Moore Horse" Quarter Horse Journal May 1991 p. 36-37
- Close, Pat ed. Legends 2: Outstanding Quarter Horse Stallions and Mares Colorado Springs:Western Horseman 1994 ISBN 0-911647-30-9
- Denhardt, Robert M. Foundation Dams of the American Quarter Horse Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press 1982
- Denhardt, Robert M. " Foundation Sire Oklahoma Star P-6" Quarter Horse Journal December 1963 p. 26-27, 70, 72, 402
- Short, Victoria The First Twenty Quarter Horses:Their Lives and Legacies Wamego, KS:Premier Publishing 1996
- Wagoner, Dan Quarter Horse Reference 1974 Edition Grapevine, Texas:Equine Research 1974
- Wagoner, Dan Quarter Racing Digest: 1940 to 1976 Grapevine, Texas:Equine Research 1976