Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pepto Taz Dies

Stallion Pepto Taz DiesPDFPrintE-mail
Written by Mark Thompson
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Pepto Taz & his trainer Randy Cherry
Ten years after his top cutting run, a 226 Derby Open finals finish with Randy Cherry that earned a Championship title and $12,076 at the October, 2001, Sun Coast Futurity in Las Vegas, Nev., 1997 stallion Pepto Taz, a dynamic performer and a $1 million-plus sire, died Monday, Oct. 10, from a reported lung problem.

Pepto Taz (Peptoboonsmal x Sweet Lil Lena x Smart Little Lena), trained and ridden throughout his career to many Open finals by Cherry, Whitt, Texas, was owned until recently by Don and Netha Leser, Canby, Ore. Trent Jorgensen, Provo, Utah, bred and originally owned Pepto Taz. The Lesters bought him prior to his 4-year-old season.


Sold in July to Brazil resident Fabio Anotoni Pozzi, the stallion had traveled to Brazil last Sunday, Oct. 9. He reportedly died the next day. The horse had been vet-checked prior to his mid-summer sale and had no apparent major health problems.

Before winning a Derby Open title at the Sun Coast (now South Point) Futurity in Las Vegas 10 years ago this month, Pepto Taz and Cherry won a Derby Open title at the Sun Coast Winter Championship, also in Las Vegas, in February, 2001, with a 222 to earn $15,505. As a 4-year-old, “Taz” also carried Cherry to Reserve Championships at Bonanza Cutting and Polo Ranch Cutting events in Texas and Oklahoma, plus a sixth-place 4-Year-Old Open finish during the 2001 NCHA Super Stakes finals in Fort Worth.

Also a standout sire, Pepto Taz has produced 120 performance horse money earners so far, primarily cutters but also several solid working cow horses, one reining horse and a barrel horse. They combined to earn more than $1.38 million prior to his death, according to Equi-Stat.

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I had a beautiful colt by Pepto Taz last year, that Gypsy foaled. I had in mind that I would breed her to him again because they were such a nice cross. I guess that won't happen. What a shame.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is always sad when a friend ---a horse---passes. Sorry to hear this. Taz leaves good memories for all to share.

Take care Carol

Anonymous said...

It is always sad when a friend ---a horse---passes. Sorry to hear this. Taz leaves good memories for all to share.

Take care Carol

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