Noconi Is 25th Supreme Race Horse

The American Quarter Horse Journal — Champion Noconi is the 25th racing American Quarter Horse since 1983 to earn the distinction of American Quarter Horse Association Supreme Race Horse.

The honor is given by AQHA to a horse that during its racing career earns $500,000 or more and wins at least 10 races, including two or more open Grade 1 stakes races.

Bred and raced by R. D. Hubbard and Johnny T. L. Jones, Noconi on December 5 secured the Zia Park Championship (G1) and earned his second open Grade 1 stakes to finish the needed criteria for the honor. Three weeks later, he also won The Championship at Sunland Park (G1), and has now won 11 of 26 starts, including three Grade 1s, with earnings of $1,230,504. Now 6, Noconi was the sport’s 2008 champion 3-year-old gelding.

Noconi has been trained throughout his career by champion trainer Paul Jones. Noconi, a nine-time stakes winner, including the 2008 All American Derby (G1), is by Mr Jess Perry out of the Dash For Cash mare My Dashing Lady.

Prior to 1983, there were 71 Supreme Race Horses that were retroactively given the award.

There were three other Supreme Race Horses named in 2010, including world champion Freaky, champion Stylish Jess BR and Spit Curl Diva.

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