THE ARMY REMOUNT SERVICE
Army Remount Service stallions foaled in 1920 or earlier: All of the Thoroughbreds are handsome, useful, well-bred horses, but after their racing days for one reason or another most were not considered successful at stud, and this is a major reason why their owners donated them. Gunrock was a dark palomino with high white, not a fashionable color for flat-track racers but just fine with ranchers out West. Gordon Russell is remembered most as an outstanding sire of jumpers and of the remarkable
Army-bred eventing mare Jenny Camp.
Three influential nonThoroughbreds are also included in this group. The Arabian Ribal (see page 88) was, like the better-known Astraled, a sire-line descendant of the Crabbet-bred
Mesaoud, a chestnut with “snowflake” patterning. Both Ribal and Astraled had long careers west of the Mississippi as ARS stallions, and their part-bred descendants have been registered as Standardbreds, Saddlebreds, Appaloosas, Paints and Quarter Horses.