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The Chocolate Dash

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take;

but by the moments that take our breath away!

When I am bestride him, I soar. I am a hawk;

He trots the airs: The earth sings when he touches it...

He is pure air and fire.

                                                 William Shakespeare

In Memory of The Chocolate Dash

April 28, 1999 - August 15, 2011

He was 1,200 pounds of sheer power & speed

Delighted when the packed grandstand roared

He gave his all, with heart & determination.

On the wings of angels, now he soars.

 

Go Choc!!! - placing 2nd at Kansas Biggest Rodeo - Phillipsburg KS!!!

(16.97 standard pattern!)

(Thank you Nancy Molzahn for the video!!!!)

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2008 Top 15 WPRA Prairie Circuit

2007-2008 NEBRASKA STATE RODEO ASSN BARREL RACING CHAMPION!

(Setting a new single season earnings record for any event!)

2008 NEBRASKA STATE RODEO ASSN FINALS CHAMPION

2007-2008 Mid-States Rodeo Assn. Barrel Racing Champion!

2007 Mid-States Rodeo Assn. Finals Champion!

2005-2007 Kansas Pro Rodeo Assn. Finalist

“Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” 1 Corinthians 10:31

Kudos to The Chocolate Dash - 1D Money Winner - Abilene TX D&G



Highlights of 2006:

2006 Mountain States Circuit Divisional Tour Finalist - WPRA Finale, Alvarado TX
Winning the 2006 Chassidy Breese Memorial Open 1D
Chass loved Choc, so this buckle is very special...
Video of 2006 Breast Cancer race race in Denver - 9th out of over 400 horses


Kudos to The Chocolate Dash
winning the final go of the
2006 Kansas Professional Rodeo Assn Finals

Drawing a check at the tough 2006 Phillipsburg PRCA Rodeo
in front of 6,000 hometown fans!  Photo by JJJ Photo
Photo by Margene Hayes
Winning the WPRA 
Divisional Tour at the 
Winalot Barrel Series, Benkelman, NE

Denver Pro Rodeo Jan 06 Photo by Jeff Belden
Click here for full sister - Dashing with Sis 1D and rodeo money winner
 
FINALIST - WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FUTURITY
Photo by Kenneth Springer

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Sunrise Futurity Finalist
Fizz Bomb Amateur Futurity Saddle Winner
Fizz Bomb Futurity Finalist

Bold Heart Reserve Futurity Champion &

Amateur Futurity Champion

   
The Chocolate Dash
"Money Talks But Chocolate Sings"
3842491 1999 bay gelding 
SI-93, Stakes Placed
Racing ROM, MBNA Challenge
Race: 09/2001 SI- 92 Starts- 8 Wins- 3 2nds- 1 3rds- 1 $ 6,627 Stakes- Wins- 0 2nds- 0 3rds- 1 
    Stakes: 2001 CBY 350 3RD MINNESOTA STALLION BREEDERS' FUTURITY R $ 3,100 
      Show: 11/2004 Open- H- .0 P- 1.5 Amateur- H- .0 P- .0 Youth- H- .0 P- .0 
        Achievement: 2001 RACING REGISTER OF MERIT 
        Achievement: 1999 RACING MBNA CHALLENGE ENROLLED 
Bred by Ray & Cheri Wardell, Moorcroft WY
Owned by Steve & Deb Christy, trained and ridden by Deb

Finalist - Nebraska State Rodeo Assn. 2006
Finalist - Kansas Pro Rodeo Assn. 2004-2005-2006
Finalist - 2004 BFA World Championship Futurity - OKC
Finalist - 11th - Jud Little 2nd Annual Bar Nothin Futurity, Ardmore OK
Reserve Champion - Jud Little 2nd Annual Bar Nothin Stallion Incentive Program
Winner - Kansas Sunflower Barrel Futurity - Scott City KS
Champion Amateur Futurity Rider - Bold Heart Futurity, Huron SD
Reserve Champion - Bold Heart Open Futurity, Huron SD
Reserve Champion - Bold Heart Breeders Futurity, Huron, SD
Finalist - Nebraska Open Futurity, McCook, NE
Finalist - 4th - Sunrise Breeders Futurity - McCook, NE
Champion Amateur Futurity Rider - Fizz Bomb Classic, Gillette WY
Winner - Wyoming All Breed Association - Fizz Bomb Classic
Finalist  - 8th - Fizz Bomb Classic
Son of hot new barrel sire - DASHING WITH CASH
Owned by Travis & Amy Lantis and standing at SevenDowns Arena - Spearfish SD
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SIRE side of pedigree Dash for Cash 1973
       1238058 sorrel 
SI-114, 25-21-3-0, $507,688. ROM Race, AQHA HALL OF FAME, WORLD CHAMPION (TWICE), CHAMPION 3-YEAR-OLD, CHAMPION AGED HORSE, CHAMPION 3-YEAR-OLD COLT, CHAMPION AGED STALLION
Rocket Wrangler 1968
       0692535 sorrel 
SI-97, earnings $252,168., World Champion 2-year-old Colt, AQHA Superior Racehorse, AQHA Race ROM, Total offspring earnings of more than $9,400,000.
First Down Dash 1984
       2241706 sorrel 
SI-105, SW, Champion, earned $857,256. All Time Leading Race Sire, 13 stakes wins; 1987 World Champion Quarter Running Horse, Champion Three Year Old, Champion Three-Year-Old Colt. All Time Leading Race Sire.
Find a Buyer (TB) 1966
      T0120549 chestnut 
First Prize Rose 1976
       1186427 sorrel 
SI-98 34-6-8-6, $22,754
Gallant Jet 1970
       0685013 sorrel 
SI-102 16-9-1-1 $98,952, Champion
Dashing With Cash 1992
       3147116 chestnut 
SI-94,(29) 2 4 6, $18,531;  Sire of 30% Stakes horses including Wholelotta Dash SI 108 and Punkys Pet SI 110; and 100%  Barrel Futurity Winners - including 
The Chocolate Dash, Hauling Dash, Mor Mors Dasher, Dashing with Sis
Rose Bug 1971
       0783848 sorrel 
 SI 96 19 6 8 1 $57,398
Merridoc 1977
       1308642 chestnut 
14-8-2  $249,736
Tiny's Gay 1972
       0856846 brown
SI-106, $444,721
I Owe You Me 1983
       2234551 chestnut 
SI-102, Stakes winner of  $114,663
Sparkling Tip 1966
       0540692 chestnut 
Armadette 1973
       0991125 chestnut 
Armsmear 1957
       0112389 chestnut 
Model Tee 1963
       0242918 sorrel 

DAM side of pedigree Azure Te (TB) 1962
      T0052758 bay 
 Stakes Winner, 26-10-7-1, $119,022 
A Leading Sire of Money Earnings; Sire of ROM Race
Nashville (TB) 1954
      T0061755 bay 
Whizz Blitz 1975
       1548874 gray 
SI-106, 31 starts, 6-3-3, $7,988.00, Race ROM.
Blue One (TB) 1952
      T0152831 bay 
Blue Straw 1958
       0148881 gray 
Jackstraw (TB) 1942
      T0058419 chestnut 
110-33-22-13, $52,288. SP
Bigs Sis 1984
       2206748 gray 
SI-93 Racing ROM
Barrel Futurity Winners - including 
The Chocolate Dash, Dashing with Sis
Blue Melody 1953
       0069505 roan 
Snazzy Man 1965
       0509462 sorrel 
SI-100 39 13 8 5 $ 9,418, Track Records
Rocket Bar (TB) 1951
      T0063765 chestnut 
SI-85, AAAT-ROM Racing, AQHA Hall of fame.Sire of 45 Stakes winners. Sire of World Champions, Superior Champions, Superior Halter
Snazzalee 1974
       1038653 brown 
Vanneva 1959
       0102928 bay 
Lee's Bar Boy 1963
       0270062 bay 
Bunny's Bar Boy 1958
       0139620 brown 
SI-95,-AAA-,ROM Race
Hopeful Lee 1956
       0093811 brown