My Bluebonnet Zephyr
2012 Black Mare, Scrutinizer x Shawneia--Shawne Bug
My Bluebonnet Zepyr, aka Zephyr, is a beautiful black mare born on March 11, 2012. She matured to be around 14.3 hh. She is by SCRUTINIZER, winner of $343,197 and who was second in the All American Derby and the New Mexico high point three year-old with an SI of 113. He has sired earners of over 1 million on the track including 14 AAA or AAA+ runners and earners of $30,000+ in barrel racing including NO MOJO and SCRUDAT. She is out of SHAWNEIA, an own daughter of SHAWNE BUG, the #9 broodmare sire for the last decade in barrel racing with earners in excess of $437,800 and producers of more than $2.6 million.
Zephyr has an incredibly friendly and willing disposition. She is also known for curiosity and tendency to get into any item left lying about. She once ran off with a man's hat and rakes. She is also incredibly smart and learned the barrel pattern in a matter of days. She was also riding bridleless as a three-year-old in 8 lessons.
Zephyr has been patterned in both barrels and poles and was being prepared for the 2016 BFA Futurity when an injury halted her progress. She will eventually join our broodmare band.
SCRUTINIZER has sired earners of $950,854, including 43 race winners, 61 ROMs, and with 28 starters with SIs over 90 over a quarter of all his starters are AAA runners or better. His winning progeny includes standouts like EASYDOESITCINDY ($103,961), BIG BROWN DASH ($92,384), KR HOWDOYOULIKEMENOW ($61,095), KATINIZER ($49,276) and SCRUTINIZ THIS ($47,964). He has had earners in barrel racing of $30.092, including NO MOJO ($8,690) and SCRUDAT (6,859), won the Young Guns Barrel Racing at the 2016 Patriot Futurity, securing themselves a spot in the 2017 American Semi Finals!
SCRUTINIZER is by the sire OKEY DOKEY DALE, winner of $250,091 on the track, SI 108, and 2nd in the All-American Futurity. OKEY DOKEY DALE has sired 429 winners, 56 stakes winners, 50 stakes-placed, and earners of $13.8 million with average earnings per starter of over $19,000. His top performers include OKEY DOKEY FANTASY SI 104 (10 wins to 4, $576,521, Ruidoso Futurity-G1, etc.), two-time AQHA Racing Champion Distance Horses DE PASSEM OKEY SI 107 (21 wins to 8, $458,625, AQHA Distance Challenge Championship-G1, 1st-Remington Distance H.-G3, 1st-Remington Distance Challenge-G3, etc.), and SHEET BURNS SI 105 (20 wins to 9, $337,536, Herman Jefferson S.-G3, etc.).
SCRUTINIZER is out of the AAA dam A WATCHFUL EYE who is by AQHA Hall of Fame stallion, SPECIAL EFFORT, winner of the AQHA Triple Crown (All-American, Rainbow Futurity, Kansas Futurity), sired 1,373 starters in 20 crops raced at the time of his death. SPECIAL EFFORT has been represented by 877 winners, including 73 stakes winners that scored in 126 stakes, 91 stakes placers and were the earners of $18,162,615. SPECIAL EFFORT is also the sire of one of barrel racing's leading maternal grandsires, BULLY BULLION ($225,384, SI 104), who has produced earners of over $12 million all told. A WATCHFUL EYE's dam, MISS EYE OPENER, is also a full sister to leading race horse sire MR EYE OPENER.
See dam's page here.