Sonny Dee Bar

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Sonny Dee Bar
Breed Quarter Horse
Discipline Halter
Sire Win Or Lose
Grandsire Mr Bar None
Dam Chigger's Baby
Maternal grandsire Chigger
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1965
Country United States
Color Sorrel
Breeder E. V. Roberts
Other awards
AQHA Performance Register of Merit
AQHA Superior Halter Horse
American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame

Sonny Dee Bar (1965–1994) was a Quarter Horse stallion and famous sire of show horses, not only Quarter Horses but Paint Horses and Appaloosas as well.[1]


Sonny Dee Bar was a registered Quarter Horse who was foaled in 1965. His sire was Win Or Lose, a descendant of Three Bars (TB) and Leo. His dam was linebred to Midnight Jr, as both her sire and her dam were by Midnight Jr.[2] He died on August 20, 1994.[1]

Sonny Dee Bar earned a Superior Halter Horse award from the American Quarter Horse Association (or AQHA), along with a Performance Register of Merit.[3]

Sonny Dee Bar sired, among others, such famous horses as Red Sonny Dee, Lucky Machine, Sonny Go Lucky, Sonny Deluxe, Dirty Larry, Sonny Go Royal, James Caan,and Scotch Bar Time.[4] He sired 1070 Quarter Horse foals in his breeding career, with thirty-one of them AQHA Champions, one AQHA Supreme Champion, and five AQHA World Champions.[1] Scotch Bar Time was inducted into the National Snaffle Bit Association (or NSBA) Hall of Fame in 2002.[5]

Sonny Dee Bar was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame.[6]


Percentage (TB)
Three Bars (TB)
Myrtle Dee (TB)
Mr Bar None
Moco Burnett
Murl L
Day Break I
Win Or Lose
Joe Reed II
Little Fanny
Lady Leo
David Thomas
Lady Thomas Wilson
Sonny Dee Bar
Midnight Jr
Waggoner's Rainy Day P-13
Singleston mare
Chigger's Baby
Midnight Jr
Sugar Foot M


  1. ^ a b c Martindale and Swan (ed.) Legends 7 p. 156-167
  2. ^ All Breed Pedigree Database Pedigree of Sonny Dee Bar
  3. ^ Wagoner Quarter Horse Reference 1974 Edition p. 660
  4. ^ Pitzer Most Influential Quarter Horse Sires pp. 119–120
  5. ^ National Snaffle Bit Association Hall of Fame
  6. ^ AQHA Hall of Fame


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