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 Mr. Richardson passed away and Perry Bass, his nephew, inherited it. He kept my dad on, and it was strictly a cattle and ranch horse operation at that time. They eventually got into the cutting horses in the late 60’s. They had
the 1970 NCHA Futurity Reserve Champion behind Doc O’Lena with Miss Holly Deer.
“They started breeding some cutting horses after that and they got into the racehorse business,” Shahan continued. “That was in the early to mid-70’s. One of the first mares my dad bought was a Go Man Go mare that was the grandmother of Meganette. The mare was Go Secret Go and her daughter, Easy Secret, was Meganette’s mother.”
Meganette, by Dash For Cash, had 27 starts, 13 wins and earnings of $657,620. Meganette won the 1983 Rainbow Futurity-G1 and the 1985 Rainbow Silver Cup-G1 and was second in the 1985 Champion of Champions-G1, 1984 All American Derby-G1 and 1995 All American Gold Cup.
Wes continued, “They ended up
racing horses all over south Texas and into Louisiana. Then they went to Ruidoso and that became the primary focus. They started getting some better horses in the program. Then my dad went on a buying spree, for lack a better word, and he bought a Lady Bug’s Moon mare named Phoebe’s Moon Bug. She was a big stout mare and not a pretty headed mare. I remember her – she was a big chestnut mare. One time they probably had 20 to 25 broodmares for racing
 and probably 10 to 15 cutting mares. It got to be a big deal. They had a lot of calls and they sold a bunch of them at Ruidoso every year and kept some to run. They hardly ever bought anything to race or to cut on. They tried to raise them and train them.”
Phoebe’s Moon Bug foaled Dashing Phoebe, by Dash For Cash, in 1983. Dash
For Cash, the 1976 and 1977 AQHA World Champion, had 25 starts in three years of racing with 21 wins and earnings of $507,689. Dash For Cash won both the 1976 and 1977 Champions of Champions-G1 and became
a leading sire with his foals earning over
$39 million. His runners include five World Champions and 16 divisional Champions, including his leading money earner Dashingly. The broodmare sire record for Dash For Cash shows that his grandget have earned over
$80 million, including 20 Champions. His leading money earner in this category is 4-time Champion Heartswideopen, a daughter of Dashing Phoebe. More on this later.
Shahan reported to Speedhorse in 1987 that he bought Phoebe’s Moon Bug in 1978 at the Heritage Place Sale. He liked Lady Bug’s Moon and he was looking for mares
by him. Phoebe’s Moon Bug was seven years old and was recommended to him by Blane Schvaneveldt as “an excellent individual and a solid runner.” Shahan paid $3,500 for her and he went on to add, “I felt she’d be an outstanding cross on Dash For Cash and, as I said, I liked Lady Bug’s Moon.”
 Phoebe’s Moon Bug was bred by Thomas and Grace Townsend, who were getting into the breeding of racehorses when they bought Phoebe Dial, the dam of Phoebe’s Moon Bug. They were looking for a Depth Charge bred mare. Phoebe Dial is by 1952 World Champion Johnny Dial by Depth Charge TB. Phoebe Dial was third in the 1966 Colorado Lassie Stakes and ran a total of
20 races with six wins, one second and four thirds earning $2,936.
The dam of Phoebe Dial is Phoebe Ak by Joak by Joe Reed II. The dam of Phoebe Ak is Sena Leo by Leo by Joe Reed II by Joe Reed P-3. This gives Phoebe Ak a breeding pattern of 2x3 to Joe Reed II.
The mating of the blood of Depth Charge with Joe Reed P-3 blood was a strong nick. This cross has produced a number of horses, including multiple stakes winner Sea Nymph who was second in the 1967 All American Futurity-G1. The dam of Sea Nymph is Dream Baby by Depth Charge and Dream Baby is out of Miss Dream Boat by Joe Reed II.
Miss Dream Boat is also found in the pedigree of Kitacharge, a stakes placed mare who is the dam of the stakes winners Kipty’s Charger, Kita Pass and Hieden Charger. Kitacharge is by Deep Fathom by Depth Charge and out of Miss Dream Boat. The dam of Kitacharge is Sun Kita by Deep Sun TB by Depth Charge and Sun Kita is out of Wakita by Leo by Joe Reed II. This is a breeding pattern of 2x3 to Depth Charge and a 3x4
Hes Relentless with owners R. D. Hubbard, Tom Maher & Johnny Cope, trainer Amber Blair and jockey Cody Smith after winning his All American Futurity-G1 trial.
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