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Luckys Diamond Te

  • 1991
  • APHA
  • (5016016)
  • Black Overo
  • Stallion
  • 16 HH
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1977 APHA 00044192
APHA 27500
Sonny Dee Bar
03/13/1965 AQHA 0363938
AQHA 0176704
AQHA 0086471
1963 AQHA
APHA 16302
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1982 AQHA 1963750
AQHA 1283389
1973 AQHA 1135492
1962 AQHA T52758
1960 AQHA 137530
AQHA 644561
AQHA 1265631
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Sonny Dee Bar

ROM Performance 1970

ROM Halter

Superior Halter - 1971

Total Points Earned: 72 - 62 Halter Points, 10 Performance Points

AQHA Hall of Fame - 2003

Stallion Offspring Record

4 Open World Champion Offspring winning 5 World Championships
1 Youth World Champion
1 Open Reserve World Champion Offspring
4 Youth Reserve World Champion Offsping winning 5 Reserve Championships
2 Open 2 Amateur & 1 Youth High Point Offspring

Top Ten World Show Offspring
Supreme Champion Offspring
Superior Halter Offspring
Superior Performance Offspring
AQHA High Point Performance Offspring
AQHA Reserve High Point Performance Offspring
AQHA Champion Offspring
NRHA Money-earners
Race Money-earners
ROM Halter Offspring
ROM Performance Offspring
Performance Point Earners
Halter Point Earners
Hall of Fame Offspring, NSBA
NSBA Money-earners

He sired, among others, such famous horses as Maid of Luck, Red Sonny Dee, Lucky Machine, Sonny Go Lucky, Sonny Deluxe, Dirty Larry, Sonny Go Royal, James Caan, and Scotch Bar Time (who was inducted into the National Snaffle Bit Association Hall of Fame in 2002).

Sonny Dee Bar’s offspring have earned more than 35,000 points in four different breed organizations.  The stallion sired 1,068 foals, including 409 point earners that garnered 24,106 points in AQHA competition with thirty-one of them AQHA Champions, one AQHA Supreme Champion, and five AQHA World Champions. Several of his sons went on to become leading sires of performance horses themselves, such as Scotch Bar Time, Reynolds Rap, Sonny Go Royal and Sonny Go Lucky.

Win Or Lose

Sire of:

ROM Race

AQHA Champions

Superior Performance

Superior Halter

Chigger's Baby

Dam of Earners of:

384 AQHA Points

123 Open & 31 Youth Halter Points

33 Open & 197 Youth Performance Points

Te N' Te

Performance Record: 

22 AQHA open halter points

Production Record: 

551 registered Quarter Horses with 239 performers (43%), among them AQHA champions and offspring with performance ROMs.


World Champion Offspring
Reserve World Champion Offspring
Superior Halter Offspring
Superior Performance Offspring
AQHA Champion Offspring
ROM Halter Offspring
ROM Performance Offspring
ROM Race ROM Offspring 
Race Money–earners

Azure Te

Inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2015

The American Quarter Horse owes a lot to the Thoroughbred. Azure Te, in the vernacular of old-school horsemen, was the “right kind” of Thoroughbred. His blood improved the Quarter Horse.

With his first crop of Quarter Horses, Azure Te placed two finalists in the 1971 All American Futurity, including fastest qualifier Come Six, who ended the season as champion freshman gelding. From that first crop, only one starter wasn’t a winner, and all that had more than one start ran a speed index of 80 or better.

By the time of his death in 1983, Azure Te was the all-time leading Thoroughbred sire of racing Quarter Horses, a title he had held for nearly a decade, and sons and daughters already were carrying his abilities to further generations.

Bred by Mr. and Mrs. L.K. Shapiro of California, Azure Te was foaled in 1962, a bay son of Nashville out of Blue One by Count Fleet. Racing in 1964-66, the colt started 26 races on the Thoroughbred tracks Hollywood Park and Del Mar at ages 2, 3 and 4, when he bowed a tendon and was retired. Earning $119,022 and winning 10 of those races, all at distances of 5 1/2 to 6 furlongs.

The stallion had the conformation to match his speed. At more than 1,100 pounds compacted into 15.2 hands of athletic power, Azure Te possessed the body and heavy musculature so sought after in Quarter Horses.

Azure Te passed both conformation and ability to offspring such as Come Six, Twelve Five, A Zure Request, Band Of Azure, Comingforth and many others.

In 1968, Azure Te was purchased by a syndicate managed by Jay Pumphrey of Fort Worth, Texas. Pumphrey was the general manager of Burnett Ranches, which also was a syndicate member, as was Ted Wells Jr.

Azure Te sired 842 starters from 1,085 foals in 18 crops of Quarter Horses, including six champions, 42 other stakes winners, 537 other winners and the earners of $6,999,062.

Azure Te’s ultimate influence on the breed has been on the dam’s side, through daughters, granddaughters and further generations.

After lung tumors led to congestive heart failure and a rapid decline in health at age 21, Azure Te was euthanized November 19, 1983. The stallion was buried in a marked grave on the Wells Ranch.

Azure Te (TB) was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2015.