SCOOPER HANK - 1966 Sorrel Stallion -15.0 Hands (deceased)
[Scooper Chick – Hi Honey by Hank H]
Breeder: Paul G. Smith
SI 100 - winner of $2,116
9 starts, 4 wins, 0 seconds, 1 third
Achievement: 1969 Racing Register of Merit
In six of his nine official lifetime starts, Scooper Hank ran AA, AAA, or AAAT time, running Speed Indexes of 85 twice, 95 twice, and 100 once, going 400 yards and a Speed Index of 95 once, going 350 yards. In his short race career he ran in the company of Jimmy Creek SI 101 SW $47,121, Three Lilies AAAT SW $29,868, and Bully Van SI 95 $10,944, outrunning Scooper Magic AAAT SW $14,161 and Allentown Cat AAAT $10,369.
Scooper Hank's best runners include:
Ben Jo King SI 95 27-7-7-3 $7,441
Scooper Miss SI 94 20-2-3-3 $5,086
Scooper Mac SI 91 16-2-2-0 $1,409
Scooper Hank's arena performers include:
Scoops Dream Girl - Show: Open - H- 181.0 P- 229.0 Amateur- H-.0 P-74.0 Youth- H-37.0 P-56.0
Achievement: 1974 OPEN WORLD SHOW 3 YR OLD MARE 10th PLACE
Achievement: 1974 OPEN SUPERIOR HALTER
Achievement: 1976 YOUTH AQHA CHAMPION
Achievement: 1976 OPEN WORLD SHOW SR HUNTER UNDER SADDLE 10th PLACE
Achievement: 1976 OPEN SUPERIOR HUNTER UNDER SADDLE
Achievement: 1976 OPEN SUPERIOR WESTERN PLEASURE
Achievement: 1978 AMATEUR PERFORMANCE REGISTER OF MERIT
Achievement: 1979 AMATEUR WORLD SHOW HUNT SEAT EQUITATION 6th PLACE
Achievement: 1979 AMATEUR SUPERIOR WESTERN PLEASURE
Scoop Tallu - Show: Open- H- 17.0 P- 40.0
Achievement: 1981 OPEN PERFORMANCE REGISTER OF MERIT
Achievement: 1983 OPEN AQHA CHAMPION
SIRE SUMMARY FOR SCOOPER HANK (as of 7/22/2006)
SCOOPER HANK: 136-foals, 29-performers, 7-race winners, 0-stakes winners, 0-stakes placed , $18, 092, 6-rom, 3-90+, 4-performance rom, 4-point earners, 5- halter point earners, 3-superior performance awards, 1- superior halter award, 1-AQHA Champion, 1 Youth AQHA Champion, 2-show all around wins, 638.0-points earned all divisions combined.
MATERNAL GRANDSIRE SUMMARY FOR SCOOPER HANK (as of 7/22/2006)
SCOOPER HANK: 191-foals, 28-performers, 9-race winners, 0-stakes winners, 0-stakes placed, $16,678, 10-rom, 4-90+, 1-performance rom, 9-performance point earners, 1-halter point earner.
“Scooper Hank was sound in conformation and wind. He had excellent conformation with a keen head and a good hip. He stamped every one of his foals with his likeness. I don’t recall an ugly one in the bunch.
“I acquired Scooper Hank as an aged stallion along with Smokin Hank, a black three-year-old son of his, in a horse trade with Ray Miller of Blockton, Iowa. I don’t recall the actual number of mares that I traded to him for the two. I do remember it seemed like he took a bunch of mares off my hands.
I was impressed with Old Hank because he had the mind, speed, looks and breeding to produce the all-around horse. Looking back, I’m convinced that he was the kind that could have been bred to the Two Eyed Jacks, Hancocks, Doc Bars, or Peppy Sans to produce exceptional performance athletes that would have been great to ride as well as be easy to look at. That isn’t to take away from ability to sire a race horse. Crossed on the right kind of race bred mare he produced good speed. That kind of versatile sire is a rare creature, in this day. Today’s speed horses have had a lot of the brains bred out of them, the halter horses can’t ride, and many of the performance horses can’t run fast enough to scatter their own dust.
Ray Miller told me that the Smith brothers of Oklahoma had owned Scooper Hank in his racing days and the reason that he only had nine official starts was because the real money they made running him was on the bush tracks in Oklahoma. I don’t know this for a fact, but it makes sense. The horse was still sound in his old age and a horse with his proven speed should have been able to make quite a bit of more money on the track, than his official earnings show.” – Doug Hobelman
Scooper Hank was sired by:
[Triple Chick - Scoop Bam by War Bam TB]
AAAT AQHA Champion, Stakes Winner o$60,643 with a 35-13-11-5 record. He was sired by Triple Chick and out of Scoop by War Bam TB a grandson of Man O War TB.
Hank was out of Hi Honey, dam of one AAAT and one AA runner.She was a full sister in blood to Hanka, dam of Tonto Bar Hank, 1960 Champion Two Year Old Running Colt, All American Futurity winner, and AQHA Champion. Hi Honey's sire was Hank H by King and she was out of an own daughter of King. That made Hi Honey 50%line bred to King.
Although I only had Scooper Hank for a few years, I believe he was probably my number one choice for a stallion over all the others I owned or leased. He was the kind that looked good while running fast and straight, yet he could turn on a dime and give you some change. He was the true equine athlete. No wonder he was my favorite.
Summary compiled by Diamond Remuda Research.
RESEARCH REFERENCES REVIEWED WHILE COMPILING THIS SUMMARY
AQHA Race, Performance, Pedigree, Sire, and Dam Produce Records
1974 Edition Quarter Horse Reference
1940 to 1976 Quarter Racing Digest