Hall of Fame
Dolly Gun, the mare by the great MR Gun Smoke and out of the Quarter Horse mare Dandy Doll Rquest, was born into the Postill Quarter Horse breeding program in 1980. Her bold white blaze and high white stockings were the trademark characteristics given her by her sire but deemed excessive white by the AQHA. This enabled Dolly to be registered with the American Paint Horse Association. After a short career as a working cow horse, the high-spirited, cowy mare was purchased by Truman Kennedy to breed to his newly acquired stallion Genuine Peppy.
The first foal of the pairing, a beautiful sorrel mare named Genuine Dolly, would prove that this could be a very good cross. Genuine Dolly won the 1991 Canadian Supreme Futurity, with Les Timmons on board, scoring a 150! She was purchased by James Hooper to continue her successful career south of the border. Among her many championships she placed third in the 1992 NCHA Super Stakes Non Pro division ridden by James. Genuine Dolly showed from 1991 – 2000 in all divisions, open through youth, earning $82,754 before being retired to the broodmare band.
Dolly’s next foal, the 1991 sorrel gelding, Jeepers Lil Smoke, would continue to prove the success of this cross. In his six years in the show pen he also competed in all cutting horse divisions from Les Timmons in the Open and Doug Ramsey in the Non Pro to Lara Ramsey in the Youth. During his career Jeepers Lil Smoke won $21,603 and Lara always placed either first second or third.
This winning genetic combination produced other winners, Genuine Blue Eyes – $12,373, Jeepers Doll – $9,785 and Cut N Clarity – $6,006.
David and Lisa Anderson bought the mare to breed to their NRHA Champion stallion Prime Time Chex. In 2000, she gave birth to a stunning bald-faced blue eyed colt with tall white socks and quite a bit of attitude. Pappa Tango, affectionately known as “Newman”, quickly became a farm favourite. In his three-year-old year, ridden by Les Timmons, he was Co-Reserve Champion at the Snaffle Bit Futurity at Blacklands and he placed fifth at the Canadian Supreme Snaffle Bit Futurity.
In total Dolly Gun’s offspring have won just over $135,000 and they are not done yet. Pappa Tango is now four years old, and is entered in this year’s Canadian Supreme in the Hackamore Derby with Les Timmons piloting. In the wings is his two year old full sister Anytime Annie. This adorable filly, owned by Darwyn & Teri Hansen will enter the reining pen in next year’s futurities.
As a broodmare Dolly Gun has proven deserving of her induction into the Canadian Supreme Hall of Fame. She throws so many of her characteristics into her foals, her tenacity, her longevity, her athletic ability, her colour and of course her heart. At twenty four she lives happily as “grandma” in the Anderson’s broodmare band, but she may not be quite done yet so don’t be surprised to see one more big white blazed sorrel foal with high white socks step into the show pen soon.