AQHA Race SI-95/AAA/ROM 30-7-4-7, $3,164 AQHA Show H-2/P-0 Foaled in 1951 in El Paso, Texas. Breeder was George E. Wood His owner at the time he was registered was Bud Warren of Perry, Oklahoma. His sire was Three Bars (TB). Frontera Sugar, his dam, has a small bit of controversy attached to her breeding. Her breeder later registered Frontera Sugars dam as Palomino DO, but the AQHA has never gotten this correction into their records.Palomino DO was registered in 1947 with number 8353. Her breeding was given as by a son of Ben Hur, and out of a Reynolds Brothers mare. This is not the Reynolds that bred Frontera Sugar, but rather the Reynolds Brothers that owned the X Ranch in Kent, Texas.
Sugar Bars raced for three years.Bud Warren, who owned Sugar Bars after his racing career ended, claimed that Sugar Bars was a good racehorse,not a great one.
Sugar Bars was bought by Bud Warren to cross on the Leo mares that Warren had been breeding.Waren bought Sugar Bars in 1954 for $2500. In 1968, Warren decided that he needed to let Sugar Bars go, as he had enough of his blood in his breeding program. Sugar Bars was sold to Sid Huntley and Dean Parker, who moved Sugar Bars to California and continued to stand him to the public until the horses death.Sugar Bars died on June 6, 1972 of a heart attack following colic surgery.
Sugar Bars sired such notable horses as Sugar Leda, Jays Sugar Bars, Nice N Sweet, Mr. Sugar Boy, Otoe, Cabin Bar, Gofar Bar, and Bar Pistol.Sugar Leda was the 1968 AQHA High Point Halter Horse. His offspring Sugar Line and Jays Sugar Bars were AQHA High Point Reining Horses, in 1976 and 1978 respectively. Sugar Bars sired thirty AQHA Champions.Both Otoe and Gofar Bar were AAA rated horses on the racetrack as well as both earning an AQHA Championship.Sugar Bars grandson, Sugar Vaquero, was the 1973 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Champion Cutting Horse and a member of the NCHA Hall of Fame.
Sugar Bars was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame.