Sugar Bars Legacy Horse Sale Catalog

19th Annual Sugar Bars Legacy Horse Sale
September 18 & 19, 2021
Sheridan County Fairgrounds • Sheridan, WY
The sale was established to preserve the bloodlines of the late American Quarter Horse stallion, Sugar Bars.  The sale offers a unique opportunity for people to own/sell a horse that is a decedent of the late Sugar Bars.

Saturday, September 18
S.B.L.S. Yearling Halter and 2/3 Ranch Horse Versatility Futurity
Yearling halter classes are for any weanling horse purchased at our 2020 sale.  The RHV class was established to demonstrate the versatility of the Sugar Bars bloodline; each entry will be shown in:  Halter, Reining and Western Pleasure.  Each class will be worth equal points.  (Example:  total points worth 90, each class is worth 30 points.)  Weanlings purchased at the 2018 or 2019 sale & yearlings purchased at the 2019 or 2020 are eligible to compete in the RHV.​
12:00 p.m.  Halter Futurity
Youth- Filly and Gelding
Open- Filly and Gelding/Stallion
Youth- 2/3 Year Old RHV (halter) 
Open- 2/3 Year Old RHV (halter)
In-Hand Halter Trail Class- Youth
2/3 Year Old RHV Pleasure and Reining
Awards will be presented in Sale Pavillion- as soon as results are finalized for RHV      
Sunday, September 19
Sugar Bars Legacy Sale Day
10:00 a.m.     Saddle Horse Preview- Arena 
12:00 a.m.     Yearling & Weanling Preview- Sale Pavillion    
12:30 p.m.     Welcome & RHV Saddle Presentation-Sale Pavillion
1:00 p.m.     Sale- starting with the “Wild Card”- Sale Pavillion

Sugar Bars

​Sugar Bars greatness did not come from burning up tracks or winning dozens of show ribbons.  His mark was left by the horses he sired.

Foaled in 1951, Sugar Bars was sired by Three Bars (TB) and out of mare Frontera Sugar by Rey.  At the time, Three Bars was not much to write home about, and Sugar Bars was one of the Thoroughbred’s finest offspring to hit the track.  Breeder and owner George Wood of El Paso, Texas, leased the sorrel colt to Ken Fratis of California, for race training.  He hit the track as a 2-year-old and placed in all six starts.

An injury in 1953 and a poor showing in early 1954 caused Wood to sell the colt.  The new owner, Roy Hittson of California, raced Sugar Bars through the summer and fall of ’54.  The sorrel colt ran last as many times as he did first.  During his last race, he ran a 350-yard race in :18.10, a AAA time, and as fast as the fabled Moon Deck with the same weight.

Needing quick cash, Hittson offered the stallion to the first person with $2,500.  That person was Bud Warren, who lived in Oklahoma and owned Leo.  Warren had wanted a Three Bars son to cross on his Leo mares.  The pairing or Sugar Bars and Leo bloodlines clicked, churning out stakes winners.  A few of these were Connie Reb, Counterplay, Pacific Bars, Gofar Bar and Vanna Bar.

The sorrel stallion also sired performance horses Otoe, Justice Bars and Figure 8 Bars.

After owning the stallion for several years, Warren sold Sugar Bars to Dean Parker and Sid Huntley of Madera, California, in 1968.

Sugar Bars stood to a full book of mares for three years before succumbing to heart failure following colic surgery.  He died in 1972 at 21, and was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 1994.