5 Fun Facts About King P-234

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There can only be one King P-234. He shaped the Quarter Horse industry in an impressive way! His offspring went on to do incredible things in western disciplines like cutting and roping. He produced amazing performance horses with good cow sense.

Facts About King

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King P-234. Photo by AQHA.
  1. He was born June 25, 1932 out of a mare named Jabalina. His sire was Zantanon by Little Joe. His original name was Buttons, but it was later changed to reflect the fact that he was the king of Quarter Horses.
  2. Jess Hankins bought the stallion for $800, which was considered a lot. This was during the Great Depression when horses sold for $100. He used him on the ranch, roping and cutting cattle.
  3. Eventually, King was retired to the breeding shed. By the end of his career, his stud fee stood at $500.
  4. Some of King’s popular sons include Poco Bueno, Continental King, Royal King, and King’s Pistol. His daughter Taboo was the dam of Joe Cody. King sired 18 AQHA Champions.
  5. He died in 1958 from a heart attack. This striking stallion was inducted to the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 1989.
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King’s bloodlines.

What an impressive horse! He laid the foundation for many other great horses.

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