Hall of Fame - Horses December  16, 2017

The Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders' Association Hall-of-Fame showcases the many horses and people who have earned the distinction of becoming part of Quarter Horse Racing history in Louisiana. To be part of the Hall-of-Fame, horses and people must have been outstanding over a period of years in a variety of categories. They must have brought exceptional visibility and/or contribution to Quarter Horse Racing and the State of Louisiana.

Hall-of-Fame inductees are chosen each year by a selection committee and are honored at the annual LQHBA Awards Banquet. The inaugural inductee class were announced in January 2016 and will be honored Saturday April 9 at the LQHBA Awards Banquet in the Evangeline Downs Event Center beginning at 5:00 p.m. (CST).

A special thank you to Martha Claussen for research and writing bios and to Speedhorse and TRACK magazines for helping track down photos of these inductees from their archives.

The inductees have each played a significant role in Louisiana Quarter Horse industry. Inductees into the Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders' Association Hall-of-Fame are:

PEOPLE

  • Claude & Bessie Jeane
  • Leverne Perry
  • Lee Berwick
  • W.A. Darling

HORSES

  • Oh Black Magic
  • Rockets Magic
  • Royal Bushwhacker
  • Go Vicki Meyers
  • Hesajoy
  • Streakin La Jolla

Below are photos of each Hall of Fame member inducted in 2017. Click their photo or name in the left toolbar to read their biographical information. To view previous Hall-of-Fame member bios click on "PEOPLE" or "HORSES" in the left tool bar.

STREAKIN LA JOLLA

Inducted into the LQHBA Hall of Fame in 2017

Also an AQHA Hall-of-Famer, Streakin La Jolla
entered stud in Louisiana in 1989.

Streakin La Jolla had an enduring legacy in the Quarter Horse industry, both as a racing champion and then as a stallion.

Bred by the Frisco, Texas-based partnership of B. F. Phillips Jr. and Delbert Smith, Streakin La Jolla was by Streakin Six and was foaled in 1985 out of the Raise Your Glass (TB) mare Bottom’s Up. Trained by Charles and Mike Lyles, he was undefeated in eight career races, wrapping his career on the racetrack with a victory in the consolation for the All American Derby (G1). The gifted runner retired with eight wins from eight starts and earnings of $56,227.

Streakin La Jolla entered stud in Louisiana in 1989, first under the management of Drs. Rick and Brad Boutte at their Pleasure Time Farm. He then spent several more years under the care of Jude Robicheaux, first at Robicheaux’s Shoestring Stud Farm, and then at L-J Farms in Alexandria, Louisiana.

As he was gaining in national prominence, he was purchased in the summer of 1999 by Robert and Karen Nunnally of Georgia. The Nunnallys made the decision to move Streakin La Jolla to Granada Farms at Wheelock, Texas, for the 2000 breeding season. Under the care of Jimmy Eller and the staff of Granada Farms, he bred several books of more than 200 mares each.

Streakin La Jolla is the sire of Louisiana-bred leading sire Mr Jess Perry the #2 leading living sire of money earners.
The racing industry’s eleventh-all-time-leading stallion has sired the earners of more than $25 million, including champion and leading sire Mr Jess Perry and world champion Streakin Sin Tacha, in addition to 81 other stakes winners. His lasting contributions to the Quarter Horse industry lives on. His offspring are still winning and demand for his daughters as broodmares remains high. Streakin La Jolla’s daughters have produced the earners of more than $21.2 million, making him the ninth-all-time-leading sire of broodmares.

Streakin La Jolla was retired from stud duty shortly before his untimely death on June 18, 2009. He was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2012.