Barbara L (1947–1977) was an American Quarter Horse that raced during
the early 1950s. A bay daughter of a Thoroughbred stallion named
Patriotic and a Quarter Horse broodmare named Big Bess, she often
defeated some of the best racehorses of the time. She earned $32,836
(about $290,000 in 2015 dollars) on the race track in 81 starts and
21 wins, including six wins in stakes races, and set two track records
during her racing career. After retiring from racing in 1955, she went
on to become a broodmare and had 14 foals, including 11 who earned
their Race Register of Merit with the American Quarter Horse Association
(AQHA). Her offspring earned more than $200,000 in race money. A stakes
race was named in her honor and run at Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, in
1956. She earned a Dam of Distinction award from the AQHA in 2006, and
was inducted the next year into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame.
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