|LETTERS IN THE SKY (Arts And Letters ® [TB] x Solar Skyrocket ®)
1991 black leopard Appaloosa/Appaloosa Sporthorse/Colorado Rangerbred stallion
OF Breyer Stablemates G3 Warmblood Jumper #5906
bred by Sable Forest Farm
Genetics Ee/aa/nLp • Height 15.3hh
FFC 1998 / LFC 2014
Triple Registered: ApHC, IPSHR, and CRHA
IMEHA Supreme Champion (3594 Points) rec’d Aug 2015
IMEHA Div C4: OF Breyer or Stone Classic or Little Bit Show
IMEHA Div B6: OF Breyer Stablemate Breed Conformation Show
5 Starts: 2 wins, 3 places, 0 shows, Career Earnings $69,400
Speed Index: 97 (770yds @ 40.45)
Sire of 1 Race Winner: Glitter In The Air
Racing Progeny Total Earnings: $24,635 as of December 2016
Arts and Letters, 1966 chestnut Thoroughbred stallion. At age three he won two important Kentucky Derby prep races before finishing second in both the Derby and the Preakness Stakes to the undefeated Majestic Prince. He then became the only horse to beat Majestic Prince, winning the Belmont Stakes by 5 1/2 lengths. He was named American Horse of the Year, Champion 3-year-old Colt, and Champion Handicap Male in 1969. In 1994 he was inducted into the United States’ National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame. He has sired over 100 race winners, 30 stakes winners, and has over $8 million in progeny earnings.
Solar Skyrocket, 1985 near black few spot Appaloosa mare. She is homozygous for color and for the black gene. All but two of her foals have been leopard or near-leopard. Her sire Solar Flair Eclat was bred by Frank Scripter, who is known as the Lord of The Leopards. Solar Flair is half brother to Apache Sun Spirit and Sundance Tatez, both Bronze Medallion winners in distance riding. Her grandsire Coyotes Apache is the CRHA 1981 National Champion stallion in pleasure and poles. Her great grandsire is the multi Medallion winning sire Money Creek’s Rockledge.
1998 Pennies From Heaven black extended blanket Appaloosa stallion out of Shikoba o/b Natasha Powers (Powers Farm)
2002 Love Letters chestnut semi leopard Appaloosa Sporthorse stallion out of Confetti Rain o/b Natasha Powers (Powers Farm)
2003 One Night With You black varnish roan semi leopard Appaloosa mare out of Supernova o/b Natasha Powers (Powers Farm)
2012 Glitter In The Air black leopard Appaloosa stallion out of Glitter Baby o/b Kari Filipi (Thundervalley Farm)
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