Hall of Fame - Horses November  19, 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.

GO VICKI MEYERS

Inducted into the LQHBA Hall of Fame in 2017

Go Vicki Meyers is inducted into the
LQHBA Hall of Fame in 2017.
c.,1972—Courtesy Speedhorse Magazine

Go Vicki Meyers was born on January 1, 1965 at
Bob Moore Horse Farm in Kansas. The daughter of Mr Meyers out of the Three Bars (TB) mare Otro Mambo (TB) had a highly successful career in Louisiana. She made 38 starts between 1968 and 1970, with a record of 22 wins, five seconds and five third-place finishes. The speedy mare ran exclusively at Evangeline Downs where she won 11 stakes, including the Acadian Classic Handicap and Donald S. Gardiner Sr. Memorial Handicap.

Ronald Briley's Go Vicki Meyers in the Evangeline Downs winner's circle June 26, 1970 following her win in the Evangeline Championship No. 4. © Evangeline Downs

Versatile at pretty much every distance, Go Vicki Meyers posted victories in the Evangeline Downs 300, 330, 350, 400 and 440 Championships. She is credited with setting two track records in 1970: 300 yards in :15.800 seconds and 330 yards in :16.930 seconds. Her highest recorded Speed Index was 103.

 Following her retirement from racing at the end of 1970, she entered her second career as a broodmare, producing three foals, including a stakes-placed filly by Lion Deck named Lionette. She made 16 starts at Delta Downs from 1976 through 1978 and finished second in the s Paradise Futurity.   She was owned by CT Fuller Stable of LA Stud, Inc in Opelousas.

  Go Vicki Meyers first foal was an unraced daughter of world champion Jet Deck, Magic Garden who is the dam of stakes winner Time For Magic SI 111, winner of 17 races and $73,772; and stakes-placed seven-time winner Bad Magic SI 99 who earned $22,148.

  Go Vicki Meyers half-sister Leo's Mambo (by Leo) is the granddam of two-time AQHA Racing Champion Denim N Diamonds SI 105 who won 25 of 35 career starts, earned $731,118 with wins that included the Champion of Champions, Go Man Go Handicap and Vessels Maturity to name a few.

This female line is responsible for such Quarter Horse stakes runners as Classy Native SI 101 ($257,414), Duke Of Houston SI 122 ($201,481), Star Of Sierra Leone SI 98 ($186,355), VGC Moon Walk SI 102 ($119,701) and Mr Roberto SI 100 ($113,487).