Lightning Bar (1951–1960) was an American Quarter Horse which raced and
later became a breeding stallion. He was bred by his lifelong owner Art
Pollard of Sonoita, Arizona, and was the offspring of Three Bars, a
Thoroughbred, and a Quarter Horse mare from Louisiana, a stronghold of
the breeding of sprint horses. He raced ten times, with four victories
and four other top three finishes, but his racing career was cut short
by illness after only one year. After racing, he became a show horse
for two years. As a breeding stallion he sired seven crops, or years,
of foals, among which Doc Bar was the best known. Lightning Bar died of
a viral infection in 1960, at the age of nine. He was inducted into the
American Quarter Horse Association's Hall of Fame in 2008.
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