Shue Fly (horse)

Horse infobox
horsename = Shue Fly

caption = - Shue Fly -
breed = Quarter Horse
discipline = Racing
sire = Cowboy P-12
grandsire = Yellow Jacket
dam = Lady Luck
damsire = Booger Red
sex = Mare
foaled = 1937
country = United States
color = Chestnut
breeder = Lloyd Miller
owner = Hepler Brothers
racerecord = 12-10-1-0, AAA speed rating
raceawards= 1941 & 1942 & 1943 World Champion Quarter Running Horse
honors = American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame
updated= January 12 2008

Shue Fly was a Quarter horse mare who was one of the dominant racehorses on the racetrack during the 1940's.


Shue Fly was registered with the American Quarter Horse Association (or AQHA) as number 717. She was a chestnut mare, foaled in 1937 and bred by Lloyd Miller of Chamita, New Mexico. She was owned by the Hepler Brothers of Carlsbad, New Mexico at the time she was registered. Her sire was Cowboy P-12, and she was out of Lady Luck by Booger Red by Rancocas, a Thoroughbred. The second dam was an unnamed Thoroughbred mare.AQHA "Official Stud Book and Registry Combined 1-5" p. 101] Through her sire, she descended from Yellow Jacket and Peter McCue twice. Her dam was a descendant of Iroquois, the first American bred Thoroughbred to win a major race in England. [ Shue Fly Pedigree at All Breed Pedigree] retrieved on June 30, 2007] Some early reports had her dam as a mare named Nancy M who was by Jack McCue (a son of Peter McCue) and out of Fanny by Jack McCue. However, the Hepler brothers, who raced and then used Shue Fly as a broodmare, investigated her background and came to the conclusion that she was out of Lady Luck.Nye "Meet the Champ" "The Quarter Horse" May 1947 p. 9 & 15]

During her racing career she was named the World Champion Quarter Running Horse for 1941-1942, for 1942-1943, and for 1943-1944.Wagoner "Quarter Racing Digest" p. 1087] The official AQHA records show her starting six times, with two wins and a top speed rating of AAA. However, the 1946 Yearbook of the American Quarter Racing Association (or AQRA) states that she had won ten of eleven starts.AQRA "The Quarter Running Horse 1946" p. 17] Her very first race was when she was three, and had just been broke to ride, when she went up against Question Mark in a half mile race. She finished second, but it was a good finish for a green-broke mare. Next, in December of 1941, she was matched against Clabber at the distance of a quarter mile, and won, setting a track record in the process. In the 1942 Championship race, she went to her knees coming out of the starting gate, but managed to get up and finish first by a nose, beating Clabber, Nobodies Friend and Joe Tom.Nye "Great Moments in Quarter Racing History" p. 23-25]

As a broodmare, Shue Fly produced three foals that earned a Race Register of Merit, including Royal Charge. She died in 1963. [ American Quarter Horse Foundation - Shue Fly] accessed on February 3, 2008]

She was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame [ [ AQHA Hall of Fame] accessed on February 3, 2008] in 2005.


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1 = Shue Fly
2 = Cowboy P-12
3 = Lady Luck
4 = Yellow Jacket
5 =Roan Lady
6 = Booger Red
7 =Thoroughbred mare
8 = Little Rondo
9 = Barbee Dun
10 = Stalks
11 = Bonnie Wilkens
12 = Rancocas (TB)
13 = Heely
14 =unknown
15 = unknown
16 = Lock's Rondo
17 = Minnie Franks
18 = Lock's Rondo
19 = Mary Lee
20 = John Wilkens
21 = Cora
22 = John Wilkens
23 = Jarene
24 = Iroquois (TB)
25 =Ontario (TB)
26 = Blue Dick
27 = Mittie Stephens



* [ All Breed Pedigree Database Pedigree of Shue Fly] retrieved on June 30, 2007
* [ American Quarter Horse Foundation - Shue Fly] accessed on February 3, 2008
* [ AQHA Hall of Fame] accessed on February 3, 2008
* American Quarter Racing Association "The Quarter Running Horse 1946: Year Book and Register of Merit of the American Quarter Racing Association" no place 1946
* Nye, Nelson C. "Great Moments in Quarter Racing History" New York:Arco 1983 ISBN 0-668-05304-6
* Nye, Nelson C. "Meet the Champ" "The Quarter Horse" May 1947 p. 9 & 15

External links

* [ Shue Fly at Quarter Horse Directory]
* [ Shue Fly at Quarter Horse Legends]

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