American Quarter Horse Historical MarkerThe first World's Championship Quarter Horse Speed Trials were held just north of this site in 1941 at the newly-constructed Hacienda Moltacqua Racetrack. Bob Locke, owner of the track, was a member of the Southern Arizona Horse Breeders Association. He, along with other SAHBA members J. Rukin Jelks, Jake Meyer, Clancy Wollard and Joe Flieger, hosted the trials in conjunction with the Tucson Horse Show. As a five-year-old, Clabber, owned by A.A. (Ab) Nichols of Gilbert, Arizona, defeated Little Joe Jr and War Chief to become the first horse ever to be named World Champion Quarter Running Horse.
|Series||This marker is part of the American Quarter Horse Markers series|
|Marker Number||AQHHMP #2|
|Placed By||American Quarter Horse Heritage Center & Museum, Amarillo, Texas|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 1:56am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12S E 515227 N 3569113|
|Decimal Degrees||32.25861667, -110.83833333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 15.517', W 110° 50.3'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 15' 31.02" N, 110° 50' 18.00" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 7201-7499 E Vuelta Rancho Mesquite, Tucson AZ 85715, US|
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