|Record||36-16-6-5, AA speed rating|
|Rocket Bar is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Golden Rocket by Three Bars. He was born around 1951 in the United States.|
|Phoenix Gold Cup Handicap (twice)|
|AQHA Race Register of Merit|
|American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on July 5, 2007|
Rocket Bar was a registered Thoroughbred son of Three Bars that foaled in Arizona in 1951. He raced until 1958, when he was sold and started a career in the breeding shed. Rocket Bar died on October 23, 1970 after colic surgery.
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). 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.
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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Close Legends 2 p. 134-139
- ↑ All Breed Pedigree Pedigree of Rocket Bar retrieved on June 23, 2007
- ↑ Wagoner Quarter Horse Digest p. 1017-1021
- ↑ Bloodstock Research & Statistical Bureau American Produce Records p. 3521
- ↑ Pitzer The Most Influential Quarter Horse Sires p . 104-105
- ↑ AQHA Hall of Fame accessed on February 3, 2008
- All Breed Pedigree Database Pedigree of Rocket Bar retrieved on June 23, 2007
- AQHA Hall of Fame accessed on February 3, 2008
- 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