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Rocket Bar

Rocket Bar
Sire Three Bars
Dam Golden Rocket
Grandsire Percentage
Damsire Cartago
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1951
Country United States
Color Chestnut
Record 36-16-6-5, AA speed rating
Earnings $22,904.00
Summary
Rocket Bar is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Golden Rocket by Three Bars. He was born around 1951 in the United States.
Major wins
Phoenix Gold Cup Handicap (twice)
Awards
AQHA Race Register of Merit
Honors
American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on July 5, 2007


Rocket Bar was a registered Thoroughbred stallion that made his mark on the Quarter Horse racetracks and breeding shed.

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Life

Rocket Bar was a registered Thoroughbred son of Three Bars that foaled in Arizona in 1951.[1][2] He raced until 1958, when he was sold and started a career in the breeding shed.[1] Rocket Bar died on October 23, 1970 after colic surgery.[1]

On the Quarter horse tracks, he started once and came in third. He reached an AA speed rating in that one start, earning him a Race Register of Merit with the American Quarter Horse Association (or AQHA).[3] On the Thoroughbred tracks, he started thirty-five times in six years. From those starts, he won sixteen times, came in second six times and was third four times. He earned a total of $22,904.00 and won the 1956 and 1957 Phoenix Gold Cup Handicap.[4]

During his breeding career he sired three AQHA Supreme Champions - Fire Rocket, He Rocket, and Sugar Rocket - along with other notable horses including Rocket Wrangler, Osage Rocket, Mr Tinky Bar, and Top Rockette.[5]

He was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame.[6]

Pedigree

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ballot
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Midway
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thirty-third
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Percentage
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bulse
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gossip Avenue
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rosewood
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Bars
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ultimus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Luke McLuke
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Midge
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Myrtle Dee
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Patriot
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Civil Maid
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Civil Rule
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rocket Bar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
=St. Amant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*Atwell
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
=Doro
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cartago
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Heno
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Polly H
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Polly
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Golden Rocket
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Runnymede
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Morvich
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hymir
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Morshion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Non Pareil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cushion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hassock
 
 
 
 
 
 

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Close Legends 2 p. 134-139
  2. All Breed Pedigree Pedigree of Rocket Bar retrieved on June 23, 2007
  3. Wagoner Quarter Horse Digest p. 1017-1021
  4. Bloodstock Research & Statistical Bureau American Produce Records p. 3521
  5. Pitzer The Most Influential Quarter Horse Sires p . 104-105
  6. AQHA Hall of Fame accessed on February 3, 2008


References

  • Bloodstock Research & Statistical Bureau American Produce Records 1930-1979 Lexington, Kentucky: Bloodstock Research & Statistical Bureau 1979
  • Close, Pat ed. Legends 2: Outstanding Quarter Horse Stallions and Mares Colorado Springs:Western Horseman 1994 ISBN 0-911647-30-9
  • Pitzer, Andrea Laycock The Most Influential Quarter Horse Sires Tacoma, WA:Premier Pedigrees 1987
  • Wagoner, Dan Quarter Racing Digest: 1940 to 1976 Grapevine, Texas:Equine Research 1976

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