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13 marzo 2017,

Royal King viene al mondo nel 1943 da King P-234 e da Rocket (successivamente registrata come Rocket Laning #0039024). La madre, Rocket, discende da Yellow Jacket su entrambi i lati del suo pedigree, ma anche King P-234 ha Yellow Jacket nel suo pedegree, questo significa che Royal King presenta per ben 3 volte Yellow Jacket nel suo certificato cosa che rende il cavallo speciale visto che Yellow Jacket è uno dei pilastri della storia dell’industria dell’AQHA visto che da lui discendono tutte le migliori linee Quarter Horse da Cowboy P-12, Blackburn e Strait Horse suoi figli diretti e tanti altri eredi come King P-234, Texas Blue Bonnet, Gray Hancock, Bogie Black, Baldy Joe, Tallyman, Mr Blackburn 40, Fortys Last Chance, Dan Waggoner, Beetchs Yellow Jacket, Easter King, Hollywood Jac 86, Topsail Whiz, Great Pine, Hollywood Smoke, Royal Blue Boon, Smart Little Lena, Peptoboonsmal, High Brow Cat, Easter King, Easter Gentleman ecc…

il padre di Royal King, King P-234 assieme a Jess L. Hankins

il padre di Royal King, King P-234 assieme a Jess L. Hankins

Lo stalloncino sauro aveva 17 mesi quando Earl Albin e Jack Whiteside di Comanche, Texas, acquistano il puledro per $250 dall’allevatore Felton Smathers di Llano, Texas, nel settembre 1944. Albin e Whiteside presero Royal King ad uno spettacolo a San Angelo l’8 aprile del 1945, dove fu registrato all’AQHA da Helen Michele con il numero #0002392, quando aveva 2 anni. Qualcuno in fiera offrì addirittura $1.500 per quel puledro. Whiteside riteneva che un’offerta del genere non si poteva rifiutare e che sarebbe stato uno sbaglio se avessero rinunciato a quei soldi, e spingeva Albin ad accettare l’offerta. Albin, invece, che credeva fortemente nel puledro e conosceva bene i genitori, gli firmò un assegno di $750, la metà di quella cifra che spettava a Whiteside e si tenne Royal King.

Il cavallo fu iniziato al cutting in un gregge di capre, sotto formazione di Bob Burton famoso trainer e poi da James Boucher. Royal King aveva abbastanza “cow-sense” in lui per eccellere in questo sport con chiunque salisse in sella, ed è stato montato da numerosi cutters durante la sua carriera. “Royal King era un cavallo che chiunque l’avesse montato avrebbe vinto”, disse la moglie di Albin, Charlie Mae, nel 1986. Lo stallone fu inserito tra i National Cutting Horse Association’s top-10 annual earners per quattro volte nella sua carriera, e ha guadagnato oltre $24,000.

Royal King montato dal suo trainer Bob Burton

Royal King montato dal suo trainer Bob Burton

Anche mentre lui era in competizione, Royal King continuava la sua attività di stallone e a tramandare le sue abilità proprio come fa uno stallone con i suoi eredi. Nel suo primo gruppo, 12 di 13 puledri guadagnarono AQHA Performance Registers of Merit. Dieci dei puledri di Royal King gareggiarono in occasione del primo Quarter Horse Show presso la Texas State Fair nel 1947. Egli generò, tra l’altro Major King, Royal Chess candidato NCHA Hall of Fame, Royal Jazzy, Sketer Conway e Royal Lightning. La sua influenza nel mondo del cutting però si è rilevata più evidente nelle sue figlie, tra le quali ricordiamo  la NCHA Hall of Fame Member e vincitrice di più di $35.000, Miss Nancy Bailey e anche di Royal Smart, che ha prodotto gli AQHA Cutting World Champion Royal Santana (AQHA World Champion Cutting a 20 anni d’età, AQHA Hall of Fame, lifetime earnings $174,146.29 NCHA) e Smart Peppy entrambi venuti dall’ incrocio con Peppy San. Smart Peppy fu la madre del NCHA Triple Crown, Smart Little Lena, pilastro delle future generazioni del Quarter Horse. Anche se la monta di Royal King era sempre a costi promozionali, Albin non riuscì mai ad ingravidare delle fattrici distanti dal suo allevamento. Ciò nonostante, lo stallone fu eletto miglior padre e leader di Performance Point-Earners nel 1959 e 1963-1967 e ha conquistato numerosi premi come l’ AQHA Performance Register of Merit, AQHA Superior Cutting Horse, NCHA Reserve World Champion, NCHA Silver Award, NCHA Bronze Award. In tutto, Royal King generò un totale di 590 puledri registrati. Morto nel 1971 è stato inserito nella American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame nel 1997.

Royal King e i 3 figli di Albin Earl

Royal King e i 3 figli di Albin Earl

13 march 2017,

Royal King comes to the world in 1943 by King P-234 and Rocket (later recorded as Rocket Laning # 0039024). The mother, Rocket, descends from Yellow Jacket on both sides of his pedigree, but also King P-234 has Yellow Jacket in his pedigree, this means that Royal King has a 3-time Yellow Jacket in his certificate which makes the horse special since that Yellow Jacket is one of the pillars of the history AQHA seen that from him are descended all the best lines Quarter Horse, Cowboy P-12, Blackburn and Strait Horse his direct sons and many other heirs as King P-234, Texas Blue Bonnet, Gray Hancock, Bogie Black, Joe Baldy, Tallyman, Mr. Blackburn 40, Fortys Last Chance, Dan Waggoner, Beetchs Yellow Jacket, Easter King, Hollywood Jac 86, Topsail Whiz, Great Pine, Hollywood Smoke, Royal Blue Boon, Smart Little Lena, Peptoboonsmal, High Brow Cat, Easter King, Gentleman Easter etc…

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The chestnut colt was 17 months old when Earl Albin and Jack Whiteside of Comanche, Texas, bought the colt for $ 250 breeder Felton Smathers of Llano, Texas, in September 1944. Albin and Whiteside took Royal King at a show in San Angelo 8 april, 1945, where he was registered to AQHA by Helen Michael with the number # 0002392 when he was 2 years old. Someone at the fair even offered $ 1,500 for that colt. Whiteside believed that such an offer could not refuse, and it would be a mistake if they had given up on that money, and drove Albin to accept the offer. Albin, however, that strongly believed in foal and knew the parents well, he signed a check for $ 750, half that figure was up to Whiteside and held Royal King.

The horse was initiated into the cutting in a herd of goats, in the formation of the famous trainer Bob Burton and then by James Boucher. Royal King had “Cowsense” enough in him to excel in the sport with every person standing on the saddle, and was mounted by several cutters during his career. “Royal King was a horse that whoever had mounted would win,” said the wife of Albin, Charlie Mae, in 1986. The stallion was inserted between the National Cutting Horse Association’s annual top 10 earners for four times in his career, and he has earned over $ 24,000.

Royal King e Earl Albin

Royal King e Earl Albin

Even while he was competing, Royal King continued his breeding activities and to pass on their own skills as does a stallion with his heirs. In his first crop, 12 of 13 foals earned AQHA Performance Registers of Merit. Ten of the foals of Royal King competed at the first Quarter Horse Show at the Texas State Fair in 1947. He was the sire, by the way of Major King, Royal Chess inductee NCHA Hall of Fame, Royal Jazzy, Sketer Conway and Royal Lightning. His influence on cutting was most apparent in his cow-smart daughters, which included NCHA Hall of Fame member and earner of more than $35,000 Miss Nancy Bailey, and Royal Smart, who produced multiple AQHA cutting world champions Royal Santana (AQHA World Champion Cutting at 20 years old, AQHA Hall of Fame, lifetime earnings $174,146.29 NCHA) and Smart Peppy both came from breeding cross with Peppy San. Smart Peppy was the mother of the NCHA Triple Crown, Smart Little Lena, a pillar of future generations of the American Quarter Horse.

Although the mounts of Royal King was always at bargain prices, Albin was never able to impregnate the mares away from his farm. Nonetheless, the stallion was elected best father and leader of Point-Earners Performance in 1959 and 1963 to 1967, and has won numerous awards such as the AQHA Performance Register of Merit, AQHA Superior Cutting Horse, NCHA Reserve World Champion, NCHA Silver Award, NCHA Bronze Award. In all, Royal King generated a total of 590 foals registered. He died in 1971 and he was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 1997.

Royal King bridleless

Royal King bridleless