THE ARMY REMOUNT SER­VICE

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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.

GUN­ROCK

SIR BAR­TON

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