Deceased Rancher Top Man with All Breeds of Horses, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-06


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Deceased Rancher Top Man With All Breeds of Horses PORT WORTH. Texas. May 5.— Robert D. Goodrich, well-known Fort Worth and Burnet County rancher and oilman, who died last week at his Lampasas headquarters, started his breeding program with thoroughbreds and later concentrated on registered quarter stock, from his thbr-" oughbred mares. Finally, he sold ail his quarter horses, then became Interested in Welsh ponies and built up a herd, importing top stock from the British Isles. His Welsh pony band was said to be the finest in the United States. He journeyed to England frequently in search of top ponies. Goodrich, early in his career, frequently visited Kentucky looking for quarter-type broodmares and on one of his trips he told the late Adolphe Pons that Ariel, then standing at Greenwich Stud, was the true quarter type. A picture of Ariel which Pons gave Goodrich, adorned the quarter horse registration books for many years.

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