For 29 years, we held an Annual Rutland
Ranch Production Sale, auctioning
between 120 to 150 weanling colts we
raised each year. Sales of the early '80s
fetched average prices of around $3,000
per colt. People from all across the U.S.
and Canada attended these sales.
    Front row, L to R: Don Baldwin, Quinby Demmit, Ray
    Baldwin, Lynn Braden, Dave Tolle, Elwood Jones.

    Middle rows L to R: Gordon Crone, Joe Linot, George
    Blatchford, Rex Childs, George Adkins, Harry
    Leatherman, Guy Ray Rutland, Dick Teichgraeber.

    Back Row L to R: John Mast, Arlen Mitchell, Brad Tate,
    Albert Hogoboom, Candy Anderson, Bob Warren.
    Al Becker - not pictured.
History & Nostalgia of Rutland Ranch
Pacific Dan si 104 1974
Champion Quarter Running
Three Year Old Gelding, set
six new track records, Multiple
Stakes Winner with 29 wins,
11 seconds, 7 thirds from 57
starts, also stood Grand
Champion at Halter.
Owner/Trainer: Gene Herrin,
Jockey: Jerry Dailey, Asst.
trainer: Bud Partridge (also
Jumbo Pacific si 105 Multiple
Stakes Winner, AQHA
Superior Race Horse,
$224,562 with 13 wins,
Runner-up for AQHA Two
Year old Running Gelding.
Owner: Albert Hogoboom
(pictured ponying), Trainer:
Joe Thomas, Jockey: Henry
Wiley (pictured)
Pacific Bailey winning the
Ozark Futurity, outrunning Cee
Bar Deck, Bird Man and
Suwanee Bars. All three of
those qualified for the All
American Futurity that year.
Jockey Cliff Rutland "down
and riding". Before Cliff's first
match race at the age of 10,
he would warm up Gold KIng
Bailey in his stock saddle, Guy
Ray would get the bets made
and then behind the gates
they would switched saddles
and put a jockey up. Good ol'
match racing days!
"Out smart, out wit, out play",
the theme of the TV show
Survivor. Seems familiar.
The Rutland family and King's
Ike AA, which turned out to be
Cliff's pony horse that the two
year olds were tested with. If
they could outwork Ike on their
first or second work, they were
probably going to make a race
horse. That's Jerry Burgess
(won the All American Futurity)
in the irons.
Owner/Trainer Guy Ray
Rutland and Jockey Joe
Thomas. Yes, that's right. The
Joe Thomas that went on to
train many top notch race
horses. He and Cliff used to
play together as kids in
Okemah, Oklahoma.
Becky Rutland (and Dad)
winning the Dinner Bell Derby
in Pawhuska, Okla.
Do we really need to have
Gold King Bailey with Willie
Hunt in the irons. Willie is the
father of Billy Hunt (won All
American on Special Effort),
Jimmy, David and Sue - all
making their livelihoods in the
horse racing industry. Willie is
trainer Charlie Hunt's brother.
Guy Ray, Cliff and Russel
Nash with Gold King Bailey.
That's Dee Garret (from
Pawhuska) walking up the
track in the background. He
wasn't very happy King had
outrun him that day
Kansas Quarter Horse Racing Association Board of Directors that were
instrumental in the passage of parimutuel in Kansas.
Jeff Rutland  ~  1047 East College Avenue  ~  Independence, KS 67301  ~  620-331-2485  ~
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