Hoofbeats from the past....
I've always been
a fan of Rutland Ranch horses. Horse breeding is said to be an art. In that respect, I think some people are artists
when it comes to selectively breeding stock. I believe Guy Ray Rutland was one of those people.
Gold Pacific - Gold
King Bailey X Nell Bert McCue - Wyatt McCue
1963; AQHA - 325585
A truly great race horse, Pacific Bailey had the unique combination of speed, athleticism and good
looks. With a SI-100, Pac had 24 starts with 13 wins, 4 seconds & LTEs of $15,073. In the process,
he was a stakes winner & set 4 track records. In the show ring, he earned 24.0 halter points with 7 grands & 6 reserves.
was an AQHA Champion by the age of four with a race ROM [earned in 1965] & a Superior in racing [earned
His foals picked up where he left off. He was a leading sire of race ROM qualifiers, & his
performers included stakes winners, Superiors [race, performance & halter], arena ROMs, AQHA Champions [open &
youth] as well as World & reserve World Champions. Pacific Bailey sired more AQHA foals than any other horse in the
What can you do with a Pacific Bailey pedigree? Anything you want to!
Gold King Bailey - Hank H X South Pacific - Leo
AQHA - 88,856
The Rutland Ranch stallion, Gold
Pacific, SI-95, was a stakes winning son of Gold King Bailey. Undoubtedly, his most famous son was the multiple stakes winner
& AQHA Champion, Pacific Bailey, SI-100.
Joe Reed line
Gold King Bailey
Hank H - King X Beauty Bailey - Old Joe Bailey
AQHA - 9,941
The cornerstone of the Rutland Ranch breeding program was Gold
King Bailey, SI-85. A stakes winner, this grandson of King P-234 was also line bred to Old Joe Bailey 4X2X4X5 & Little
Ben Burton 4X6.
King - Zanatanon X Queen H - Dan - Old Joe Bailey
1942; AQHA - 2,154
As a race horse, Hank H earned a SI-85. As a breeding
stallion, he sired AQHA Champions, race ROM qualifiers & Honor Roll halter. He's also on the All Time leading maternal
grandsires' list for money earners.
Old Joe Bailey [of
Eureka - Shelby X Susie McQuirter
- Little Ben Burton
1907 - 1934
The first and, argueably, the most noted 'Joe Bailey', he was linebred
to Old Shiloh & Steel Dust. [In the days before registration, name duplication was common.] He ws bred by Dick Baker of
Weatherford, TX & later owned by Texan, E.A. Whiteside. Horses from Old Joe Bailey's lines went on to excel on the
track & in the performance arena.