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Town Policy (horse)

<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;">64-22-?-?</td></tr><tr><th scope="col" colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">Race earnings</th></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">$862,000.00</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;">won 8 stakes races, including Kindergarten Futurity, Los Alamitos Derby, Vessels Maturity</td></tr><tr><th scope="col" colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">Racing awards</th></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">1977 Champion Quarter Running Two Year Old, 1978 Champion Quarter Running Three Year Old Gelding, 1980 Champion Quarter Running Aged Gelding</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>
Town Policy

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Breed: Quarter Horse
Sire: Reb's Policy (TB)

<tr><th>Grandsire:</th><td>New Policy (TB)</td></tr>

Dam: Camptown Girl

<tr><th>Maternal grandsire:</th><td>Breeze Bar</td></tr>

Gender: Gelding
Foaled: 1975
Country: United States
Color: Bay
Breeder: Ivan Ashment
Owner: Ivan Ashment
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Town Policy was a Quarter Horse racehorse, noted not only for his achievements on the racetrack, but for disappearing from his stall in 1977 and being recovered five months later in Mexico.[1][2] A mere ten weeks after being recovered, Town Policy went on to win the Los Alamitos Derby by two and a half lengths.[3] He broke his shoulder in an allowance race on January 3, 1984 and was buried in the infield of Los Alamitos Race Course the next day.[3]

He was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame.[4]


  1. Groves "Horsenapped" Quarter Horse Journal November 1997 p. 18
  2. Goves "Town Policy" Quarter Horse Journal October 1997 p. 18
  3. 3.0 3.1 Huffman "They Earned a Place" p. 68
  4. AQHA Hall of Fame accessed on February 3, 2008


  • Groves, Lesli Krause "Horsenapped" Quarter Horse Journal November 1997 p. 18
  • Groves, Lesli Krause "Town Policy" Quarter Horse Journal October 1997 p. 18
  • Huffman, Christi L. "They Earned a Place" Quarter Horse Journal March 1998 p. 68-75

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