Special Contender
Special Effort si 104 x Betty Bullion si 90 (Bully Bullion si 104)


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Special effort

Special Effort

SI 104 14-13-0-1 $1,219,949.00

AQHA Hall of Fame 2008 Won: All American Futurity, Rainbow Futurity, Kansas Futurity (AQHA Triple Crown Winner) World Champion Race Horse Champion 2 yr-old Champion 2 yr-old colt At 3: Won Kansas Derby; 3rd-All American Derby. Champion 3 yr-old colt

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Raise Your Glass (TB)

19-4-5-4, $81,222

Horse raise a native

Raise A Native (TB)

4-4-0-0, $45,955

Raise A Native is one of the most influential Thoroughbred sires of all time, like his sire Native Dancer.

Raise A Native sired Alydar, the only horse to finish second in all three Triple Crown Races (1978).

Raise A Native is the grandsire of Affirmed, the 11th and latest Triple Crown Winner in America.

Raise A Native sired Mr. Prospector, who sired 1 winner of each of the Triple Crown races, and is a desired bloodline in todays Thoroughbreds.

Raise A Natives sire Native Dancer sired Nijinsky, (AKA Nijinsky II in USA) one of the English Triple Crown winners, and a champion sire.

Raise A Natives 4xGreat Grandsire Phalaris is the 4xGreat Grandsire of Bold Ruler, the sire of the legendary 9th American Triple Crown Winner Secretariat.

Raise A Native is a relative of War Admiral, the 4th American Triple Crown Winner, with his dams damsire American Flag, sired by Man O War, the sire of War Admiral.

Raise A Natives damisires sire is Teddy, the great-grandsire of the 8th American Triple Crown Winner, Citation.

Native Dancer

22-21-1-0, $785,240. Won: Futurity S., East View S., Hopeful S., Saratoga Special, Youthful S., Grand Union Hotel S., Flash S., Preakness S., Belmont S., Wood Memorial H., American Derby, Arlington Classic, Dwyer S., Gotham S., Travers S., Withers S., Metropolitan H. 2nd in Kentucky Derby, his only loss. Champion Two Year Old, 1952. Champion Three Year Old, 1953. Champion Older Male & Horse of the Year, 1954. Hall of Fame inductee, 1963. One of the most dominant sires of the second half of the 20th Century.

Raise You

Champagne Woman (TB)

Record: 29-10-6-4, Earned $53,479. Won: Princess Stakes, Susan Stakes, Clipsetta Stakes, Imp Stakes, Coquette Handicap. 2nd: Blue Hen Stakes, Bewitch Stakes, Juvenile Stakes. 3rd: Ashland Stakes, Thelma Stakes. 1/2 sister to L`Amour Rullah ($65,714, 2nd Gotham S.), Nuit Blanch ($16,019, Land Of Lincoln S.) Dam of 16 foals,13 runners,7 winners,2 SWs,1 SP. Dam of Special Lineage, who sired Judys Lineage(1992 APHA Champion 3-Year-Old Colt, Champion 3-Year-Old) (USA) AQHA#T0152824, APHA#T0000526

Barbizon

21-7-4-2, $199,460. Won: Garden State S. 1956 Champion 2 Year Old Colt

Lamour Toujours

Go effortlessly dam of special effort

Go Effortlessly

AQHA Race SI-98/AAA/ROM (SP)51-8-7-4, $6,084 2nd: La Carrera de Amistad Stakes DAM OF: 8 starters, 7 ROM, 6 winners, including World Champion and Champion Stallion: Special Effort

Double Devil (TB)

Race Record: 12-4-3-1, Earnings: $3,149. Sire of Go Effortlessly, dam of World Champion Special Effort. Maternal half brother to St Bar. Foaled January 1, 1962 50% Foundation

Double Bid

1959 AQHA Champion Quarter Running Stallion. SI-100, AAAT, Stakes Winner. 46-16-7-6, $43,142.

Bella St Mary

AQHA Race SI-95/AAA/ROM (SP)44-11-?-?. $14,468

Hijo Beauty (TB)

Spotted bull

Spotted Bull

19-4-1-2, $12,850 QH SI-85, AA Spotted Bull is in pedigrees of MANY of the greatest running horses and is a huge influence in the barrel pen, showing up in the pedigrees of Streakin Six, Bully Bullion, (Bully Bullion is named as such due to multiple crosses to Spotted Bull) and many others.

Hijo Lanty

Betty Bullion

SI 90 13-1-3-3 $12,700.00

Bully bullion

Bully Bullion

SI 104 28-10-8-4 $225,384.00

Special effort

Special Effort

SI 104 14-13-0-1 $1,219,949.00

AQHA Hall of Fame 2008 Won: All American Futurity, Rainbow Futurity, Kansas Futurity (AQHA Triple Crown Winner) World Champion Race Horse Champion 2 yr-old Champion 2 yr-old colt At 3: Won Kansas Derby; 3rd-All American Derby. Champion 3 yr-old colt

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Raise Your Glass (TB)

19-4-5-4, $81,222

Go effortlessly dam of special effort

Go Effortlessly

AQHA Race SI-98/AAA/ROM (SP)51-8-7-4, $6,084 2nd: La Carrera de Amistad Stakes DAM OF: 8 starters, 7 ROM, 6 winners, including World Champion and Champion Stallion: Special Effort

Mary Poppins

AQHA Race SI-95 AAA 28-4-2-4 $3,167 Dam of 14 foals, 12 ROM. Leading Dam Rom Race

Bond Issue

AQHA Race SI-95 AAA 40-6-5-2, $7,209.

Raza

SI-95 54-8-11-9 $6,074

Easy Country Music

SI 84 15-1-1-3 $2,390.47

Easyjet

Easy Jet

SI 100 38-27-7-2 $445,723.00

AQHA Race SI-100, AAAT, SW, Champion ROM Race Superior Race AQHA Hall of Fame 1969 World Champion Quarter Race Horse 1969 Champion Quarter Race Stallion 1969 Champion Quarter Race 2YO Colt 1970 Champion Quarter Race Horse 1970 Champion Quarter Race 3YO Colt

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Jet Deck

SI-100/AAAT/ROM (SW)31-22-4-2, $200,625 1962 AQHA Champion Quarter Running Two Year Old Colt 1962 AQHA Champion Quarter Running Horse 1963 AQHA World Champion Quarter Running Horse AQHA Hall of Fame Inductee

Lenas Bar

AAA, 76-24-18-10, Earnings: $28,311. Won: 1959 Bright Eyes Stakes, Buttons and Bows Stakes, 1958 CL Maddons Bright Eyes Handicap.

Indian music

Indian Music

2nd All-Time Leading Dam of APHA money earners

World Champion Producer. ROM Race Offspring: Easy Jet Too (1981) by Easy Jet; Western Music; Cherokee Indian, Easy Winner by Easy Jet; Easy Rose; Jet Music; Easy Country Music

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Tonto Bars Hank

SI-100 30-16-7-4 $133,641.00

AQHA Champion Winner 1960 All American Fut. 1960 Ch.Q.R.2YO Colt 1961 Ch.Q.R.3YO Colt A Leading Sire & Maternal Grandsire RACE ROM

Soft Music

Additional Information

Special Contender is one of the few APHA stallions sired by the legendary Special Effort and out of a AAA daughter of Bully Bullion.  His pedigree is packed full of Champions.  There is not a weak spot to be found.

Contender was showing exceptional promise of following in his sires footsteps as an exceptional race horse.  On his first official out at the futurity trials he was bumped and cracked two cannon bones.  Despite this, he still finished the race an impressive second place.   He is however, proving himself to be a great sire-  To date he has sired several AAAT and AAA runners including  2010 Champion Running 3yo Filly
Ooh Shez Special - si 108   

Special Contender was sired by, Special Effort SI-104 AAAT- AQHA Hall of Fame Stallion.    Special Effort was the first 2-year-old in history to surpass $1 million in earnings, and is the only two-year-old to ever win all three summer futurities at Ruidoso Downs and take the Triple Crown. Named the 1981 World Champion, Special Effort went on to win the Kansas Derby-G1 as a 3-year-old, retiring with earnings of $1,219,949.

Special Contenders dam, Betty Bullion has an impressive record of SI 90, with earnings of $12,700    She is the dam of Hez Real Flashy, si 94, G1 Futurity winner, earner of $72,201, Shez Real Flashy SI 90 earner of $12,794,  and Flashem Betty SI 94, G1/G2 Futurity Money Earner of $39,367 as well as being the 2008 Champion Running 2YO Filly. 

Betty Bullion was sired by Bully Bullion, SI 104 (by Special Effort, si 104, out of Mary Poppins, si 95) is an AQHA Racing Champion, and a stakes winner with earnings of $225,384.


Betty Bullions dam, Easy Country Music has a SI 84. She is also the dam to Raise A Runner, 1987 World Champion Running Paint Horse (SI 90- $40,694.42), R Country Moon (SI 84- $15,371.00), Open Country (SI 82- $12,831.97) Easy Country Music is a FULL SISTER to one of the most influential racing sires in APHA history, Easy Jet Too ( 1983 Champion Running Two-Year-Old- SI 95 -$35,334.27) as well as, Easy Rose (SI 94- $11,938.72), Easy Winner (SI 91- $14,123.97), and Western Music (SI 96- $22,267.36). She is a maternal sister to Cherokee Indian ( 1980 World Champion Running Paint Horse- SI 95- $13,450.55 )

Easy Country Music sire, Easy Jet SI 100 (by Jet Deck, out of Lenas Bar, by Three Bars) Earner of $445,723 and an AQHA Hall of Fame inductee. He was named 1969 AQHA World Champion Quarter Running Horse, 1969 Champion Quarter Running Stallion, 1969 Champion Quarter Running 2 Year Old Colt, 1970 Champion Quarter Running Stallion, and 1970 Champion Quarter Running 3 Year Old Colt. He also won the All-American Fut.

Her dam, Indian Music is a World Champion Producer, and has produced numerous ROM Race Offspring. She is considered by many to be a "Blue Hen Mare".