Jet Deck

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Jet Deck
Breed Quarter Horse
Discipline Racing
Sire Moon Deck
Grandsire Top Deck (TB)
Dam Miss Night Bar
Maternal grandsire Barred
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1960
Died August 26, 1971(1971-08-26)
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder William and James Carter
31 starts: 22-4-2
AAAT speed rating
Major wins
  • Los Alamitos Futurity
  • PCQHRA Futurity
  • Los Alamitos Championship
  • PCQHRA Derby
1963 World Champion Quarter Running Horse
American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame

Jet Deck (1960–1971) was an Quarter Horse racehorse and sire.


Foaled April 19, 1960 in California, Jet Deck was the offspring of Moon Deck and a daughter of Barred named Miss Night Bar.[1] Miss Night Bar was a granddaughter of Three Bars (TB).[2]

Jet Deck was a multiple stakes winner and was named by the American Quarter Horse Association (or AQHA) the 1962 Champion Quarter Running Two Year Old Colt and Stallion, as well as the 1963 World Champion Quarter Running Horse.[1] He raced for two years, with thirty-one starts. He won twenty-two of his starts, four times coming in second and placing third twice. He earned forty-two AQHA racing points to go with his money earnings of $200,625.00. His highest speed rating was AAAT.[3]

After Jet Deck's racing career, he was retired to stud duties, but died on August 26, 1971 from an injection of barbiturates into his bloodstream. The identity of the person who injected him has never been determined.[1] Before his death, he sired 383 race Register of Merit earning horses, several world champion Quarter running horses, two AQHA High Point horses, and five AQHA Champions.[4] Among his offspring are Easy Jet, Jet Smooth, Jet Threat, and Mr Jet West.[4]

Jet Deck 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)
Moon Deck
*Under Fire (TB)
Peace Pipe (TB)
Loving Cup (TB)
Moonlight Night
The Dun Horse
La Bergeron
Jet Deck
Percentage (TB)
Three Bars (TB)
Myrtle Dee (TB)
Red Joe Of Arizona
Ruby by Red Cloud
Miss Night Bar
Midnight Jr
Belle of Midnight
Pankey's Lucky
Myrna Loy
Pankey mare


  1. ^ a b c Simmons, et al. Legends 2 pp. 164–165
  2. ^ Jet Deck Pedigree at All Breed Pedigree retrieved on June 23, 2007
  3. ^ Wagoner Quarter Racing Digest pp. 530–534
  4. ^ a b Pitzer Most Influential Quarter Horse Stallions pp. 57–58
  5. ^ AQHA Hall of Fame Archived 2011-10-12 at the Wayback Machine.


  • All Breed Pedigree Database Pedigree of Jet Deck retrieved on June 23, 2007
  • AQHA Hall of Fame accessed on October 30, 2011
  • Simmons, Diane; Jim Goodhue; Holmes, Frank Wakefield; Phil Livingston (editors) (1994). Legends 2: Outstanding Quarter Horse Stallions and Mares. Colorado Springs, CO: Western Horseman. ISBN 0-911647-30-9. 
  • Pitzer, Andrea Laycock (1987). The Most Influential Quarter Horse Sires. Tacoma, WA: Premier Pedigrees. 
  • Wagoner, Dan (1976). Quarter Racing Digest: 1940 to 1976. Grapevine, TX: Equine Research. 

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