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Brent Lea

Brent Lea

Brent Lea

Basic Information

Bred by Blackmon, Texas
Foaled 1964.
Sire: JC
Dam: Tyner's Alope 11519
Owners/leasers : BJ Blackmon





Appaloosa News August 1967:60

The text below is from the Shavano article by Sherry Byrd.
Since it addresses a number of Brent Lea's offspring, it is included here.

The Shavano family line has amassed a notable record on the race tracks for the Appaloosa breed. Shavano was on the 1977 Leading Maternal Sires based on money earned List, 9th with foals earning $14,234.00. The most noted Shavano progeny to be known on the racing forum are Tyner’s Alope, Brent Lea, Shavano’s Blues and Flying Bluebird. Lesser knowns include Sokota Staff Shavano, Shavano’s King, Sir James Beam and Shavano Too. The service of Shavano’s King was available in the 1980 Sire and Dam Race Program. Brent Lea and Leasure Lea were both available in the Golden Stakes Series Stallion Service Auction (CAL).

Brent Lea was on the 1977 Leading Sires based on money earned List, 3rd with his foals’ total earnings at $28,950.00. He was also #10 on the 1993 All Time Leading Sires of money earners List (placing before such noted race sires as Geneo JJ, Scooter Bug G, Dust’Em and Chant’s World), with 42 starters, 11 SWs, 31 race winners with a total of 116 wins, 7 ROM earners, 4 horses with SI over 98, and his foals with total earnings of $462,291. He was also on the 1989 Leading Sires based on money earned List, with 4 race starters earning $18,351.00.

Some of the accolades won by Shavano progeny include: Brent’s Song, featured in an item in the December 1989 Appaloosa Journal called "Brent’s Song Does It The Easy Way" written by Don Escalante, has won the Match Maker Stakes in California in both 1986 and 1989 (as a 6 year old). Brent’s Song was 2nd in the 1988 Match Maker Stakes, 3rd in the 1989 Coast-to-Coast Stakes and placed 3rd in the 1987 Match Maker Stakes, and was the all-time high money earner for an Appaloosa mare with earnings of $136,500

Brent’s Song was #6 all-time leading money earning horses in 1993 with total earnings of $139,999, and is on the 2001 Leading Dams based on money earned List. Brent’s Song is also a Bronze Medallion Winner, a Stakes Winner, a Superior Achievement Certificate earner, California Top 2-year-old Race Horse, California Champion 2-year-old Filly, and earning $34,691.

Bolero Jet was a 7-time Stakes Winner. Leasure Lea is a World Track Record holder at 4 furlongs to 5/8 mile and 5 furlongs, tied a 4 furlong track record set by Gold Strike’s Equal, and broke a 4 furlong track record set by Kaskaskia Chico. Leasure Lea is a Medallion Winner and multiple race winner earning $12,663.12. Raised Right is on the 2001 Leading 4 year-old and older geldings based on money earned List. Azure’s Bull Lea held a World Track Record for 8 furlongs. Tenacious won the Cowboy Hall of Fame Handicap (Grade II), and has total earnings of $10,650. Cash Blues has won the Grade III Appaloosa Prep Maturity, the Cricket Bars and the Okie Summer Futurity; was the 1988 Champion 2-year- old Distance Filly with a total earnings of $57,330. Information on Cash Blues and her foals can be found in the article “Tears Tears Up The Track,” in the August 2001 issue of the Appaloosa Journal.

Mental Note is a Bronze Medallion Winner, a Stakes Winner, SI 99, ROM earner, winner of the Vallejo Juvenile Futurity grade I, and earning $20,890. Chosen To Lead is a Stakes Winners, and has won the Grade II Western States Futurity. Stauch Attraction has earned an ROM, was California Champion 2-year-old gelding with total earnings of $13,299. Jelly Roll Blues won the Grade III 1994 Cricket Bars Maturity, won the 1993 Sallisaw Futurity, is a Stakes Winner and ROM earner, with total earnings of $14,170.13. Loose Change I is the 1985 ApHC Executive Race Committee Champion 3-year-old Filly, Bronze Medallion Winner earning $17,227, and California Champion 3-year-old Filly.

Shelly Lea is a Stakes Winner earning $61,820, Bronze Medallion Winner, Supe- rior Achievement Certificate earner, ROM earner, National Champion Runner 4-year- old and older mare, California Champion aged mare and 3-year-old filly. Shelly Lea won the Los Alamitos Invitational Handicap in 1984 and 1985, and placed second in the Silver and Gold Invitational Handicap in 1984 and 1985. Cash Blues was 8th in the 1989 Cricket Bars Maturity, an ROM earner, won the Cricket Bars Futurity, the Okie Summer Futurity and the Appaloosa Prep Maturity, and was named Champion 2-year-old Distance Filly. Shavano’s Blues was on the 1989 Leading Dams based on wins List and the 1989 Leading Dams based on money earned List. Win ‘Emall was on both the 1993 Leading Dams of winners List (16th) and the Leading Dams of money earners List (17th). Psyched To Win was 1st the 1993 Leading 3-year-old colts by money earned List, with total earnings of $12,990.18. No Luck Needed has produced race starters, race winners, a Medallion Winner and an ROM earner. Miss B’Jaye, a Stakes Winner and Medallion Winner earned over $23,000.

Partial list of progeny of:

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