On Forty Niner's Wikipedia page it states:
He also sired a half thoroughbred half Paint horse, Fifty. Fifty is a world class Performance horse shown with Dubin farms and currently Sinclair Performance Horses.
Has anyone verified this? I would love to see a photo if he does exist.
I don't doubt that they test breed stallions their first year at stud but I do doubt he is Forty Niner's son. I mean it would make the horse 28. Forty Niner was sold to Japan in 1995, with his last US crop being born in 1996. The horse just doesn't look that old. I did a little searching and I think he is a descendant of Forty Niner.
I think he is by Forty Niner's son, Flight Forty Nine. This is what I found:
FLIGHT FORTY NINE TB. Stakes Winner, $126,768. Sire of FIFTY (APHA) (1,615 APHA points: APHA Reserve World Champion 2-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle; APHA Amateur and Youth Versatility Champion; APHA Open, Amateur, and Youth Champion; top 10, APHA Honor Roll 2-Year-Old Open Stallion and Amateur Barrel Racing; Superior Open, Amateur, and Youth Hunter Under Saddle; Superior Amateur Horsemanship, Showmanship, and Western Pleasure; Superior Youth Hunt Seat Equitation, Halter, and Showmanship)
http://www.professionalauction.com/11_P ... ration.pdf
- from Hip 51
Which leads me to believe he is a full thoroughbred registered as I'm Fifty
, who didn't race. He is listed as Fifty
on All Breed.