King Ranch’s Quarter Horse Division Adds to Ranks with Latest Stallion Purchase

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Kingsville, TX – THE BOON, a top 7-year-old stallion with growing notoriety in the quarter horse world, will soon be sporting one of the most iconic brands in ranching today— the “Running W.”

The high-profile purchase, recently announce publicly by King Ranch, concluded on September 22 at Alice Walton’s Rocking W Ranch Absolute Dispersal Sale in Millsap, TX.

THE BOON is a 7th Generation descendant of OLD SORREL, King Ranch’s Foundation stallion and the cornerstone of its breeding program. He is a grandson of PEPPY SAN BADGER, a King Ranch stallion that singlehandedly changed the sport of cutting. THE BOON is the unique combination of the best qualities of King Ranch’s breeding program united with fifty highly successful years of Alice Walton’s cutting horse program.

Bought as a colt in 1915, OLD SORREL grew to become the foundation sire that made King Ranch famous as a breeder of champion quarter horses. By the time AQHA was founded in 1940, OLD SORREL was already twenty-five years old, but the King Ranch registered him amongst the very first horses that the AQHA accepted for registration. In 1990, he was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame.
Bought as a colt in 1915, OLD SORREL grew to become the foundation sire that made King Ranch famous as a breeder of champion quarter horses. By the time AQHA was founded in 1940, OLD SORREL was already twenty-five years old, but the King Ranch registered him amongst the very first horses that the AQHA accepted for registration. In 1990, he was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame.
PEPPY SAN BADGER (1974-2005; also known as “Little Peppy”) was an American Quarter Horse stallion whose awards included the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Champion in 1977, the 1978 NCHA Derby Champion and the 1980 NCHA Reserve World Champion. Besides his accomplishments in cutting competition, Little Peppy was also the all-time leading sire of NCHA competition cutting horses for many years, until recently. His offspring have won in excess of $26,000,000
PEPPY SAN BADGER (1974-2005; also known as “Little Peppy”) was an American Quarter Horse stallion whose awards included the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Champion in 1977, the 1978 NCHA Derby Champion and the 1980 NCHA Reserve World Champion. Besides his accomplishments in cutting competition, Little Peppy was also the all-time leading sire of NCHA competition cutting horses for many years, until recently. His offspring have won in excess of $26,000,000

King Ranch President and CEO, Robert Underbrink, has publicly confirmed that he appreciates the quality of this stallion:

“King Ranch is pleased to add a sire with such an outstanding pedigree to our Quarter Horse breeding program as we continue the legacy of breeding the best possible horses into 21st century.”

Many of the industry’s best have also recently raved on King Ranch’s new stallion:

“THE BOON is my favorite horse I have ever raised. THE BOON has a heart as big as Texas, there is no place I would rather see him than the World Famous King Ranch.”

-Alice Walton, breeder of THE BOON, 50 year breeder of cutting horses, and Wal-Mart heiress:

“I rode THE BOON. He is tremendously athletic, unbelievably cowy. Besides the fact that he is a son of PEPTOBOONSMAL and a grandson of HIGH BROW CAT, THE BOON also brings together the two best daughters of BOON BAR (ROYAL BLUE BOON and BOON SAN SALLY). He should make a sire.”

-Phil Rapp, earner of over $8.5 million in National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) competitions:

“THE BOON is the best horse I have ever swung a leg over; I can’t wait to ride his colts.”

Jesse Lennox, Recent Champion of 2015 NCHA Classic Challenge:

In a statement released last week, King Ranch “thanked Alice Walton and the Rocking W Ranch for the chance to purchase this industry leading stallion.” They also mentioned that that are very eager to breed its top mares to THE BOON, as well as to begin offering his breeding to the public. THE BOON will be standing at Brazos Valley Stallion Station for the 2016 breeding season.


For more information on THE BOON or King Ranch’s Quarter Horse operations, contact King Ranch at 361-675-4695 or e-mail them here. For further breeding information, visit Brazos Valley Stallion Station’s website here.

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