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Sugar Bars

<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;">30-7-4-7, AAA speed rating</td></tr><tr><th scope="col" colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">Race earnings</th></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">$3164.00</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: January 12, 2008.</td></tr>
Sugar Bars

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Breed: Quarter Horse
Sire: Three Bars (TB)

<tr><th>Grandsire:</th><td>Percentage (TB)</td></tr>

Dam: Frontera Sugar

<tr><th>Maternal grandsire:</th><td>Rey</td></tr>

Gender: Stallion
Foaled: 1951
Country: United States
Color: Sorrel
Breeder: George E. Wood
Owner: Bud Warren, Roy Hittson
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Sugar Bars was a Quarter Horse racehorse and stallion who sired many Quarter horse race and show horses.



Sugar Bars, a sorrel stallion, foaled in 1951 in El Paso, Texas.[1] He was registered as number 42,606 with the American Quarter Horse Association (or AQHA). His breeder was George E. Wood, and his owner at the time he was registered was Bud Warren of Perry, Oklahoma.[2] His sire was Three Bars (TB). Frontera Sugar, his dam, has a small bit of controversy attached to her breeding. Her breeder later registered Frontera Sugar's dam as Palomino DO, but the AQHA has never gotten this correction into their records.[1] Palomino DO was registerd in 1947 with number 8353. Her breeding was given as by a son of Ben Hur, and out of a Reynolds Brothers mare. This is not the Reynolds that bred Frontera Sugar, but rather the Reynolds Brothers that owned the X Ranch in Kent, Texas.[3]

Sugar Bars raced for three years on the racetrack. He started thirty times, with seven wins, four seconds and seven thirds to his credit. He earned $3164.00 and an AAA speed rating to go with his AQHA Race Register of Merit.[4] Bud Warren, who owned Sugar Bars after his racing career ended, claimed that Sugar Bars was a "good racehorse," not a "great one."[3]

After his racing career was over, Sugar Bars was bought by Bud Warren to cross on the Leo mares that Warren had been breeding.[1] Waren bought Sugar Bars in 1954 for $2500. In 1968, Warren decided that he needed to let Sugar Bars go, as he had enough of his blood in his breeding program. Sugar Bars was sold to Sid Huntley and Dean Parker, who moved Sugar Bars to California and continued to stand him to the public until the horse's death.[3] Sugar Bars died on June 6, 1972 of a heart attack following colic surgery.[1]

In his breeding career, Sugar Bars sired such notable horses as Sugar Leda, Jay's Sugar Bars, Nice N Sweet, Mr. Sugar Boy, Otoe, Cabin Bar, Gofar Bar, and Bar Pistol.[5][3] Sugar Leda was the 1968 AQHA High Point Halter Horse. His offspring Sugar Line and Jay's Sugar Bars were AQHA High Point Reining Horses, in 1976 and 1978 respectively. Sugar Bars sired thirty AQHA Champions.[5] Both Otoe and Gofar Bar were AAA rated horses on the racetrack as well as both earning an AQHA Championship.[3] Sugar Bars' grandson, Sugar Vaquero, was the 1973 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Champion Cutting Horse and a member of the NCHA Hall of Fame.[3]

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


Ballot (TB)
Midway (TB)
Thirty-third (TB)
Percentage (TB)
Bulse (TB)
Gossip Avenue (TB)
Rosewood (TB)
Three Bars (TB)
Ultimus (TB)
Luke McLuke (TB)
Midge (TB)
Myrtle Dee (TB)
Patriot (TB)
Civil Maid (TB)
Civil Rule (TB)
Sugar Bars
Stimulus (TB)
Captains Courageous (TB)
*Sea Dream (TB)
Red Lantados
Frontera Sugar
Ben Hur
colt by Ben Hur
Palomino DO
Reynolds mare


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Close Legends 2 p. 150
  2. AQHA Official Stud Book and Registry Combined 6-10 p. 566
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Thornton "The Working Lines... Sugar Bars" Southern Horseman September 1990 p. 48-56
  4. Wagoner Quarter Racing Digest p. 1152-1155
  5. 5.0 5.1 Pitzer The Most Influential Quarter Horse Sires p. 126-127
  6. AQHA Hall of Fame accessed on February 3, 2008


  • American Quarter Horse Association Official Stud Book and Registry Combined 6-7-8-9-10 Amarillo, Texas: American Quarter Horse Association 1962
  • 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
  • Thornton, Larry "The Working Lines... Sugar Bars" Southern Horseman September 1990 p. 48-56
  • 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

Further reading

  • Miller, Christie "Sugar Bars" Performance Horse February 2003

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