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Special Effort

1979 Sorrel Stallion

(Raise Your Glass TB – Go Effortlessly, by Double Devil)

Earner of $1,219,950 – SI 104

Deceased
1979-2006

SPECIAL EFFORT is considered by many to be one of the fastest Quarter Horses to ever race. His record at the track bears that out as he won 13 of 15 races and still holds the distinction of being the only horse to ever win the two-year-old Triple Crown at Ruidoso Downs, which he did in 1981.

Highlights


  • World Champion Race Horse
  • History’s ONLY Triple Crown Winner
    All American, Rainbow, and Kansas Futurities
    *Kansas Futurity is now the Ruidoso Futurity
  • AQHA Hall of Fame
  • AQHA #7 All-Time Leading Sire of Race Winners
  • Sire of 75 Stakes Winner and the earners of nearly $19,000,000
  • AQHA #6 All-Time Maternal Grandsire of Race Money-Earners
    • Broodmares have produced more than $40,000,000

 

Property of: Burnett Ranches, Ltd.

Top Performers


  • World Champion
    SPECIAL LEADER
    SI 103, $292,605 [G1]
  • Champion
    EASYGO EFFORT
    SI 108, $431,551 [G1]
  • Champion
    SPECIAL PROJECT
    SI 108, $429,303 [G1]
  • Champion
    BULLY BULLION
    SI 104, $225,384 [G1]
  • Champion
    SWEET N SPECIAL
    SI 106, $209,104  [G3]
  • Champion
    SPECIAL PHOEBE
    SI 104, $139,963 [G2]
  • Champion
    CONCORDE SPECIAL SI 112, $83,388 [G3]

As a Broodmare Sire


  • Champion
    EYESA SPECIAL
    SI 107, $1,394,911 [G1]
  • Champion
    DOUBLE DOWN SPECIAL
    SI 107, $1,211,934 [G1]
  • Champion
    EYE OPENING EPISODE
    SI 113, $704,619 [G1]
  • Champion
    DEELISH
    SI 102, $604,153 [G1]
  • Champion
    TINY FIRST EFFORT
    SI 105, $445,393 [G1]
  • Champion
    MARS BLACKMAN
    SI 120, $382,531  [RG1]
  • Champion
    ESPECIALLY RARE
    SI 113, $348,531 [RG1]
  • FALLING IN LOVEAGAIN SI 108, $1,210,375 [G1]

Pedigree


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Black Type Pedigree
Raise Your Glass TB Raise A Native Native Dancer Polynesian
Geisha
Raise You Case Ace
Lady Glory
Champagne Woman Barbizon Polynesian
Good Blood
L’Amour Toujours Never Say Die
Idle Loveliness
Go Effortlessly SI 98 Double Devil SI 95 Double Bid AI 100 Double Feature TB
Paula Thomasina
Bella St Mary SI 95 Spotted Bull TB SI 85
Dolly Mack SI 95
Hijo Beauty TB Spotted Bull SI 85 Bull Dog
Spotted Beauty
Hijo Lanty Hijo Manso
Sky Lanty

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