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Special Effort

<tr><th>Discipline:</th><td>Racing</td></tr> <tr><th scope="col" colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">Racing record</th></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">14-13</td></tr><tr><th scope="col" colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">Race earnings</th></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">$1,219,949.00</td></tr><tr><th scope="col" colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">Major racing wins</th></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">1981 Kansas Futurity
1981 Rainbow Futurity
1981 All American Futurity
1982 Kansas Derby</td></tr><tr><th scope="col" colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">Racing awards</th></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">1981 Champion 2 year-old, Champion 2 year-old coltAmerican Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Champion Quarter Running Horse. 1982 Champion 3 year-old colt.</td></tr> <tr><th scope="col" colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">Honors</th></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">American Quarter Horse 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: March 3, 2008.</td></tr>
Special Effort

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Breed: American Quarter Horse
Sire: Raise Your Glass (TB)

<tr><th>Grandsire:</th><td>Raise A Native (TB)</td></tr>

Dam: Go Effortlessly

<tr><th>Maternal grandsire:</th><td>Double Devil</td></tr>

Gender: Stallion
Foaled: 1979
Country: United States
Color: Sorrel
Breeder: Allen and Jeanette Moehrig
Owner: Dan and Jolene Urschel
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Special Effort was an American Quarter Horse stallion who won the 1981 All American Futurity. He was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Association's American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2008.[1]



Special Effort was foaled in 1979 and was bred by Allen and Jeanette Moehrig of Seguin, Texas. He was bought in 1981 by Dan and Jolene Urschel for $1,000,000. He won the 1981 Kansas Futurity, Rainbow Futurity and the All American Futurity - Triple Crown Winner! The only quarter horse to achieve that honor. He retired from the racetrack to become a sire of racehorses. He died in March 2006.[1] He was syndicated in 1981 for $15 million by Quarter Horse Agent Don Tyner.[2]


Polynesian (TB)
Native Dancer (TB)
Geisha (TB)
Raise A Native (TB)
Case Ace (TB)
Raise You (TB)
Lady Glory (TB)
Raise Your Glass (TB)
Polynesian (TB)
Barbizon (TB)
Good Blood (TB)
Champagne Woman (TB)
Never Say Die (TB)
L'Amour Toujours (TB)
Idle Lovliness (TB)
Special Effort
Double Feature (TB)
Double Bid
Paula Thomasina
Double Devil
Spotted Bull (TB)
Bella St Mary
Dolly Mack
Go Effortlessly
Bull Dog (TB)
Spotted Bull (TB)
Spotted Beauty (TB)
Hijo Beauty (TB)
Hijo Manso (TB)
Hijo Lanty (TB)
Sky Lanty (TB)


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Hall of Fame: Inductees Represent the Best of AQHA" Quarter Horse Journal March 2008 p. 48
  2. Associated Press (1981-08-24). "Deal of $15 Million For Quarter Horse". New York Times. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D06E2DB123BF937A1575BC0A967948260&scp=6&sq=easy+jet+horse&st=nyt. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 


  • "Hall of Fame: Inductees Represent the Best of AQHA". Quarter Horse Journal: 43–55. March 2008. 

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