14.3 Hands - 1000 Lbs
Although not bred to be a cow horse, Doc Bar is best remembered as the horse which revolutionized the cutting horse industry. By Lightning Bar and out of Dandy Doll, Doc Bar was bred for speed, but only won $95 in four starts.
Doc Bar wasn't a performance horse either but turned out to be a good halter horse and an excellent sire whose foal crops totally redefined the sport of cutting. Not only did his sons and daughters find success in the cutting arena, but they also found success in other performance events including working cow horse, reining and western pleasure.
Doc Bar was shown at halter 13 times, with 12 wins, 1 second, 36 national points and 10 grand and reserve grands. After the halter horse structure turned to taller horses, Doc Bar's career as a halter horse sire was in jeopardy. His owners crossed him on their Poco Tivio mares and this led to the greatest nick in Quarter Horse history, producing the first of a long line of cow horses.
According to AQHA records, Doc Bar sired 485 foals which earned over 7,000 halter and performance points and 27 AQHA Champions. Doc Bar is credited with bringing a totally different look to cutting horses and for putting the sweeping motion into the cutting horses of today.
An unprecedented string of NCHA Futurity wins continued almost unbroken for 2 decades, in which Doc Bar's get and grandget dominated cutting's most prestigious event.
Doc Bar's legendary status lies in his ability to produce top cutting / performance horses, not in his own show record. He is a leading sire of cutting winners over $9,102,255, and leading paternal grandsire of foals with earnings over $5,546,771.
When he was crossed with Poco Tivio [NCHA Top Ten World Show and AQHA Champion] line mares the results were astounding. Including: Fizzabar, who became NCHA Hall of Fame and a NCHA World Champion Mare is a 1961 mare out of Teresa Tivio [Dam of Hall of Fame, World Champion, Reserve World Champion and AQHA Champion Offspring].
Others by the Teresa Tivio [Dam of Hall of Fame, World Champion and Reserve World Champion Offspring] / Doc Bar cross include:
- Cal Bar - Reserve World Champion All-Around Stock Horse, CRCHA Champion Hackamore Horse, PCCHA Open and Novice Champion and A Leading Sire and Maternal Grandsire NCHA and NRCHA Money Earners * Sire of World Champion and Reserve World Champion Offspring
- Nu Bar - World Champion Cutting, Top Ten World Show, COA Bronze and Top Stallion Ranked By All Time Offspring Cutting Earnings and All Time Offspring Lifetime Average Cutting Earnings * LTE= $895,493
- Docs Remedy - NCHA Futurity Winner - Sire of NRCHA World Champion, NCHA Platinum Award Winner, NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion, PCCHA Cutting Futurity Reserve Champion, NCHA/NSBA/Working Cow Horse and NRHA Money Earning Offspring
- Docs Haida - 1980 Open AQHA Champion, 1979 Youth World Champion Western Pleasure, 1979 Youth World Show Cutting 3rd Place, 1978 Youth World Champion Cutting, 1977 Youth World Champion Cutting, 1976 Youth World Champion Cutting and 1974 Open NCHA Finals Non-Pro 2nd Place * Dam of Reserve World Champion, NCHA Super Stakes Winning, NCHA Finals and NCHA Derby Winning Offspring
- Boon Bar - 1976 NCHA Finals-2nd Place and COA Award Winner * Sire of World Champion Offspring, AQHA High Point Performance, NCHA Non-Pro Finals Reserve Champion, PCCHA Maturity Champion and NRHA/NCHA/NRCHA Money Earning Offspring * An Equistat All-Time Leading Cutting Sire - NCHA Producer of $3,000,000
- Doc Bar Gem - Sire of World Champion, Reserve World Champion and NRHA/NCHA/NRCHA Money Earning Offspring
When crossed with Susies Bay [Dam of NCHA Hall of Fame, NCHA and AQHA World Champion, Top Ten World Show, Derby Champion, AQHA Champion, COA Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze and High Point Offspring] the result was:
- Docs Marmoset - Hall of Fame, NCHA and AQHA World Champion, Winner of the 1973 NCHA Futurity, Top Ten World Show and NCHA Derby Champion * Dam of World Champion, World Show Qualifying and NCHA Super Stakes Offspring
- Docs Solano - The Youngest Horse ever to Win an AQHA Championship * Sire of World Champion, Reserve World Champion, AQHA Champion, Top Ten World Show, High Point and NRHA/NCHA/NSBA/NRCHA Money Earning Offspring - Equi-Stat Cutting Offspring LTE: $3,488,995
In 1969, 4 of his offspring would enter the NCHA Futurity, 3 would place 2nd through 4th
- Docs Kitty - 1970 NCHA Derby Champion and NCHA Open Futurity Reserve Champion - NCHA LTE: $23,546
- Doc Luck Bar - NCHA Futurity - 3rd Place
- Docs Leo Lad - 1969 NCHA Futurity - 4th Place
For almost 20 years Doc Bars get and grand-get would dominate the NCHA.
- 1970 - Doc O'Lena, out of Poco Lena, a prominent cutting mare, by Poco Bueno would win all four go-rounds at the NCHA Futurity.
- 1971 - Dry Doc, Full brother to Doc O'Lena, would also win the Futurity.
- 1973 - Docs Marmoset - Hall of Fame, NCHA and AQHA World Champion, Winner of the 1973 NCHA Futurity, Top Ten World Show and NCHA Derby Champion * Dam of World Champion, World Show Qualifying and NCHA Super Stakes Offspring
- 1975 - Docs Yuba Lea - 1974 NCHA Open Futurity Champion - $25,666 LTE-Cutting
- 1975 - Lenaette [1975 NCHA Open Futurity Champion and NCHA Derby Winner - NCHA $35,640 * Dam of NCHA Super Stakes Winning, NCHA Derby Winning and Top Ten World Show Offspring], Daughter of Doc O'Lena would take the title.
- 1978 - Lynx Melody - NCHA and AQHA Hall of Fame and NCHA Silver Award - NCHA LTE $113,682 * Won the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Maturity Open Championship and the NCHA Derby Open Championship
- 1979 - Docs Diablo - 1979 NCHA Futurity Champion - Silver Award $68,853, 1979 NCHA Futurity Champion and AQHA High Point Performance Horse
1982 - Smart Little Lena, by Doc O'Lena, won the NCHA "Triple Crown," The NCHA Futurity, The NCHA Derby, The NCHA Super Stakes and was inducted into the Hall of Fame. From him came two get that were to win the Futurity in 1987 and 1988. Making them the only whose sires and grand sires who were Futurity winners. Smart Little Lena is the sire of Hall of Fame, World Champion, Reserve World Champion, NCHA Horse of The Year and AQHA High Point Performance Offspring
- Smart Date - NCHA - $142,511.00 Earned through January 1, 1989 - 1989 Open NCHA Super Stakes Classic 3rd Place and 1987 Open Cutting Horse Futurity 1st Place * Dam of NCHA and NRCHA Money Earners - $37,355.65 in NCHA and $1,532.00 in NRCHA
- Smart Little Senor - In 1988 won the first title work-off in the history of the NCHA Futurity to upset Cols Lil Pepper, who had won both go-rounds and the semi-finals * 1998 John Deere World Championships 10th place * Won more than $320,000, competing through 2002
Doc Bars ability to pass on his talent was apparent in the 1983 NCHA Futurity. 21 out of the 23 finalists all carried Doc Bar blood. NOTE: Many of his get and grand-get competed only in NCHA events, not AQHA.
Doc Bar was humanly put down on July 20th at age 36.
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