The Doc Tari Legacy

By Judy Wade

Cutting horse enthusiasts are gearing up for the 2015 National Cutting Horse Association Futurity coming to Will Rogers Coliseum
in Fort Worth Nov.17-Dec. 12. With over 1,800 entries and a payout between 3.8 and 4.3 million dollars, all eyes are on the
winning bloodlines of the three year- old competition. High Brow Cat and Pepto Boonsmal pedigrees have dominated
the last couple of years, but in the 1970s it was Doc Bar horses that stood front and center. Clay Countian Dick Gaines
definitely had a prophetic premonition in 1970 when he and Doodle Zachry partnered to purchase a weanling named Doc Tari sired
by Doc Bar and out of the mare Puros Linda for $2,250. He turned the little stallion out with his dad’s geldings on their
ranch near Claypool, Okla. To read more pick up the October 2015 issue of NTFR.