Joe Cody

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Joe Cody
Breed Quarter Horse
Discipline Reining
Cutting
Sire Bill Cody
Grandsire Wimpy P-1
Dam Taboo
Maternal grandsire King P-234
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1952
Country United States
Color Sorrel
Breeder Tom W. Cochrane
Owner C. T. Fuller, Robert F. Roberts, Virginia Epes Harper
Other awards
AQHA Performance Register of Merit
AQHA Champion
Honors
American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame
NRHA Hall of Fame

Joe Cody (1952–1989) was a Quarter Horse stallion famous for siring reining horses.[1]

Life[edit]

Joe Cody was registered with number 42,543 in the American Quarter Horse Association (or AQHA). He was a 1952 sorrel colt, bred by Tom W. Cochran of Buckholts, Texas. He was registered in the ownership of Robert F. Roberts of Tyler, Texas.[2] His sire was a product of the King Ranch linebreeding program, as he was a son of Wimpy P-1 out of a daughter of Old Sorrel.[3] Joe's dam was a daughter of King P-234.[3]

Joe Cody earned an AQHA Champion and a Performance Register of Merit from the AQHA.[4] When he earned his AQHA Championship, he was the youngest stallion to ever earn the award.[5] He was trained and earned points in reining and cutting. He was also trained for team roping.[5] In 1989 he was inducted into the National Reining Horse Association (or NRHA) Hall of Fame, only the second horse so honored.[6]

After retiring to stud in 1961, Joe Cody was invited to Bermuda by the government of Bermuda to show both reining and cutting at the Agricultural Fair put on by the government. His owner at the time, Mrs. Virginia Harper of Long Island, New York, took him and had him perform a reining pattern and also a cutting exhibition.[5] During his breeding career, he was the sire of Easter Cody, Sappho Cody, Paprika Cody, Sapphire Cody, High Proof, Topsail Cody, and Red God.[7] His son Topsail Cody sired foals that earned over $1 million in NRHA earnings.[8]

Joe Cody died on July 1, 1989.[1] Fuller buried him at Fuller's Willow Brook Farm in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania with a granite headstone giving his accomplishments.[9]

Joe Cody was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame.[10]

Pedigree[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Old Sorrel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Solis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mother of Solis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wimpy P-1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Old Sorrel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Panda
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
mare by Hickory Bill
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bill Cody
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hickory Bill
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Old Sorrel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Rose mare
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pesetita
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cardinal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peseta
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
King Ranch mare
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joe Cody
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Little Joe
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zantanon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jeanette
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
King P-234
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strait Horse
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jabalina
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
mare by Traveler
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Taboo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DJ by Old DJ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Billy Bowlegs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Billie Bo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Phelps mare
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Holmes, et al. Legends 5 pp. 50–63
  2. ^ AQHA Official Stud Book and Registry Combined 6–10 p. 564
  3. ^ a b All Breed Pedigree Database Pedigree for Joe Cody retrieved on June 26, 2007
  4. ^ Wagoner Quarter Horse Reference 1974 Edition p. 314
  5. ^ a b c Valentry "Comeback Horse" Western Horseman May 1965 pp. 133, 195–197
  6. ^ NRHA Hall of Fame retrieved on July 4, 2007
  7. ^ Pitzer Most Influential Quarter Horse Sires pp. 60–61
  8. ^ NRHA Million Dollar Earners retrieved on July 4, 2007
  9. ^ Wohlfarth "Last Rites" Quarter Horse Journal July 1996 p. 14
  10. ^ AQHA Hall of Fame Archived 2011-10-12 at the Wayback Machine.

References[edit]

  • All Breed Pedigree Database Pedigree for Joe Cody retrieved on June 26, 2007
  • AQHA Hall of Fame accessed on October 30, 2011
  • American Quarter Horse Association (1962). Official Stud Book and Registry Combined 6-7-8-9-10. Amarillo, TX: American Quarter Horse Association. 
  • Holmes, Frank Wakefield; Gold, Alan D.; Sally Harrison; Ty Wyant (editors) (2002). Legends 5: Outstanding Quarter Horse Stallions and Mares. Colorado Springs, CO: Western Horseman. ISBN 0-911647-58-9. 
  • NRHA Hall of Fame retrieved on July 4, 2007
  • NRHA Million Dollar Earners retrieved on July 4, 2007
  • Pitzer, Andrea Laycock (1987). The Most Influential Quarter Horse Sires. Tacoma, WA: Premier Pedigrees. 
  • Valentry, Duane (May 1965). "Comeback Horse". Western Horseman: 133, 195–197. 
  • Wagoner, Dan (1976). Quarter Racing Digest: 1940 to 1976. Grapevine, TX: Equine Research. 
  • Wohlfarth, Jenny (July 1996). "Last Rites". Quarter Horse Journal: 14. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Groves, Lesli Krause (January 1995). "Joe Cody". Quarter Horse Journal: 18. 

External links[edit]