No Time for Slowing Down

By Ben Hudson | TRACK Magazine Owner/Editor

Five decades ago when a youthful Bobby Cox leased a small horse farm just outside of Abilene, Texas, few might have imagined the fledgling operation would evolve into what it is today.

Earlier this year, Cox became the No. 2 all-time breeder of American Quarter Horse racing money earners. Cox, who offices and lives in Fort Worth and ranches in Peaster, is now in his 80s, and he does not appear to be slowing down one bit.

On Cox Ranch there are some 76 broodmares that this year produced 158 foals. Those mares produced 153 foals in 2019. More than 30 of the 2019 foals were sold as short yearlings this past January at Heritage Place in Oklahoma City. Cox Ranch will offer another 125 yearling race prospects at this summer’s Texas Quarter Horse Association Yearling Sale in San Antonio, then in Louisiana in early August, in September at Ruidoso, N.M., and later in Oklahoma City.

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