Sire of AQHA High Point Performance, NRCHA and AQHA Hall of Fame, ROM Performance, NCHA Money-Earning
Driftwood was a very well balanced individual and showed an alertness that is still evident in his progeny.
He was an extremely fast horse and devoured ducking and diving calves.
He was a tough horse and his sturdiness was shown in his years of racing and traveling on the rodeo circuit.
Another great cross was Hancock Belle. She was by Buck by Chicaro and by a Hancock mare. This cross produced Driftwood Ike who was also a top rope horse and later a sire. Ike sired Orphan Drift, Wayward Ike, White Lightning Ike and Lone Drifter and other great sires. Driftwood Ike mares produced excellent individuals such as Sunfrost and Bucko Jack. Bucko Jack was cutting winner before being sidelined with an injury. Bucko Jack is the sire of Jumpin Jack Solano. Hancock Belle was also the dam of Chilena. Chilena was also a great arena performer when mares were rarely ridden in the arena. Chilena was a great roping horse and her blood is prized by Driftwood breeders. It is fabled that Chilena outran every race horse in Arizona and California during her time. She produced Frostena who was an AQHA Superior Heading Horse. Frostena is the dam of Frostys War Chief. Frostys War Chief also carries Driftwood on his top side through Brown Beulah, his granddam.
Driftwood Ike's most prominent son was probably Orphan Drift, his dam going back to the old running bloodlines of Joe Reed II and Clabber. This was the proven cross of cowhorse blood on top of running blood, and is still used today. Orphan Drift was another successful rodeo roping event horse, and was used in several events. Orphan Drift proved to be quite pre potent, and sired many horses of great ability. Mr Junewood, 192 AQHA open performance points in three events(KESA Quarter Horses) is a result of the strong genetics of Orphan Drift, and another proven Driftwood Ike son, Wayward Ike, whose dam also had running blood in her background.
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