Hacienda Moltacqua

Hacienda Moltacqua (HMR38)

Location: Tucson, AZ 85715 Pima County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 15.517', W 110° 50.3'

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American Quarter Horse Historical Marker

The 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.

World famous sprinters such as Shue Fly, Joe Reed II and Nobodies Friend ran at Hacienda Moltacqua before Locke sold the property in 1943. This building was Locke's guest home and was used by those attending the races at the track.

American Quarter Horses are competing in races around the world and are in demand for showing, ranch work, rodeo, recreational riding and many other activities. AQHA is the world's largest equine breed registry, with its international headquarters located in Amarillo, Texas.
HM NumberHMR38
Series This marker is part of the American Quarter Horse Markers series
Marker NumberAQHHMP #2
Year Placed1995
Placed ByAmerican Quarter Horse Heritage Center & Museum, Amarillo, Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 1:56am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 515227 N 3569113
Decimal Degrees32.25861667, -110.83833333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 15.517', W 110° 50.3'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 15' 31.02" N, 110° 50' 18.00" W
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Area Code(s)520
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7201-7499 E Vuelta Rancho Mesquite, Tucson AZ 85715, US
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