Goetta (horse)

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Breed Quarter Horse
Discipline Racing
Sire Go Man Go
Grandsire Top Deck (TB)
Dam Etta Leo
Maternal grandsire Leo
Sex Mare
Foaled 1961
Country United States
Color Sorrel
Breeder Ed Honnen
Owner Hugh Huntley
Major wins
All American Futurity
1964 World Champion Quarter Running Horse, 1963 AQHA High Money Earning Race Horse, 1965 Champion Quarter Running Aged Mare
American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame
Last updated on: January 12, 2008.

Goetta was the World Champion Quarter Running Horse for 1964, and for a time led the list of all time money-earning Quarter Horse racehorses.[1]


Goetta was a 1961 sorrel foal, sired by Go Man Go and out of a daughter of Leo named Etta Leo.[2] Her dam was out of a daughter of Band Play, and the third dam descended from Peter McCue[3]

Goetta raced for three years, with thirty-one starts. She won twenty-two of her starts, placing second twice and was third twice. The American Quarter Horse Association (or AQHA) named her the 1964 World Champion Quarter Running Horse, as well as the 1965 Champion Quarter Running Aged Mare and the 1963 Champion Quarter Running Two Year Old Filly. Her total earnings on the track were $233,920.00 and sixty-eight racing points. Besides the Championship titles, she also was a Race Register of Merit earner with an AAAT speed rating, and an AQHA Superior Race Horse.[2] She won the All American Futurity, among other stakes wins.[4]

She produced seven foals, six of whom were race winners with two of those being stakes winners. She died in 1978 giving birth to her seventh foal.[4]

She was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame.[5]


Equipoise (TB)
Equestrian (TB)
Frilette (TB)
Top Deck (TB)
Chicaro (TB)
River Boat (TB)
Last Boat (TB)
Go Man Go
Wise Counsellor (TB)
Very Wise (TB)
Omona (TB)
Lightfoot Sis
The Dun Horse
Clear Track
Joe Reed P-3
Joe Reed II
Joe Reed P-3
Little Fanny
Fanny Ashwell
Etta Leo
Band TIme (TB)
Band Play
Fair Play
Sam Watkins
J T 6


  1. ^ Nye Great Moments in Quarter Racing History p. 202-205
  2. ^ a b Wagoner Quarter Racing Digest p. 437
  3. ^ Goetta Pedigree at All Breed Pedigree retrieved on June 30, 2007
  4. ^ a b "Hall of Fame 2007" Quarter Horse Journal p. 51
  5. ^ AQHA Hall of Fame Archived December 15, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.


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