Banner Dee Royal
1994 - 2017 AQHA Black Stallion
These pictures are at the ripe age of 23 and they depict his true demeanor. Easy going, easy to train, and handy on the ranch. He passes those qualities on to his foals. He goes back to names like Sonny Go Royal, Quick Doc, Docs Cinch Bet and Doc's Jack Sprat. His dam is straight out off the J Bar D Ranch and John Wilkins breeding program in Nebraska. He will truly be missed here at the farm.
Doc's Jack Sprat
Doc's Jack Sprat came to the J Bar D ranch as a yearling, from the famed Doc Bar Ranch of Paicines, California. He started his show career by winning the 2 year old stallion class at the Denver Stock Show. He later went on to become an AQHA Champion with 15 halter points, 14 western pleasure points, and 29 cutting points. He was an NCHA Derby Semi-Finalist, and earned his NCHA Certificate of Ability.
The family of Doc's Jack Sprat runs deep in the record books. He was sired by the legendary Doc Bar, who had probably the greatest influence on the cutting industry ever! Many believe the greatest cross for Doc Bar was with the blood of Poco Tivio. Doc's Jack Sprat was a product of this cross. His dam, Pura Fina was by Puro Tivio. Pura Fina was a line bred King mare. Three Bars, King, Poco Bueno, and Texas Dandy all appear in the pedigree of Doc's Jack Sprat, and they are ALL members of the AQHA Hall Of Fame
Doc Bar will forever be remembered as the horse who revolutionized the cutting horse industry. But he was not bred to be a cow horse. A look at his pedigree shows speed, and that's what Tom and Jack Finley wanted when they bred Dandy Doll to Lightning Bar, a AAA AQHA Champion son of Three Bars (TB). Dandy Doll was a AA mare by Texas Dandy and won races from 220 yards up to 440 yards.
At 14.3, 1,000 pounds, Doc Bar was a washout on the race track. Doc Bar was not a race horse. He wasn't even a performance horse. But he turned out to be a good halter horse and an extraordinary sire whose get totally transformed the sport of cutting. And although he was never ridden in competition, his sons and daughters forever changed the cutting horse industry with their ability and style.
Doc Bar was shown at halter 13 times, with 12 wins, 1 second, 36 national points and 10 grand and reserve grands.
After the halter horse structure turned to taller horses, Doc Bar's career as a halter horse sire was in jeapordy. His owners crossed him on their Poco Tivio mares and this led to the greatest nick in Quarter Horse history, producing the first of a long line of cow horses. An example of the magic cross was Fizzabar, a 1961 mare by Doc Bar and out of Teresa Tivio. Fizzabar wound up in the NCHA Hall of Fame, she was the National Cutting Horse Association World Champion Mare.
An unprecedented string of NCHA Futurity wins continued almost unbroken for 2 decades, in which Doc Bar's get and grandget dominated cutting's most prestigious event.
Text from the book Legends, 1993
Sonny Go Royal
Sonny Go Royal was a Superior Western Pleasure, Superior Halter Horse and AQHA Champion. He was by Sonny Dee Bar and out of Heavenly Fire. Heavenly Fire was a multiple Superior and AQHA Champion Producer. (Sonny Go Royal just happens to be a full brother to Sonny Go Lucky), Firebrand Reed (a leading AQHA sire) was a full brother to the immortal Leo. Sonny Go Royal was a leading Pleasure and Longe Line Futurity winner sire for many years. In addition, he sired many All-Around and Hunt Seat horses as well and three 1997 Congress Winners. Sonny Go Royal was a 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 national leading sire of AQHA Performance Show Winners.
Superior Western Pleasure Performance
Halter Point Earner
Performance Point Earner
51 Halter Points
64 Perf Points