View Me Flying
2021 Fee: $1,000
si 101, $67,949
Property of Sara Hamilton
Now a Future Fortunes Stallion!
VIEW ME FLYING, provides the breeder with an outcross on the First Down Dash/Dash For Cash breeding so prevalent in our industry today. Outcrossing of our racing bloodlines is a key to breed improvement by putting hybrid vigor into the horses being bred. The breeder should be continually on the lookout for the right outcross. View Me Flying provides that outcross through his sire Tres Seis and his dam Shes Gotta Secret by Merridoc.
View Me Flying not only carries some good outcross blood but he shows a breeding pattern of 3 X 3 to the full brothers and sister Tiny’s Delight and Tiny’s Gay. This is the same breeding pattern (3 X 3) that is found in Tres Sies’ million dollar runner Tres Passes winner of the Los Alamtitos Two Million Futurity G1 and the Golden State Million Futurity G1.
To reinforce that View Me Flying is an outcross on First Down Dash/Dash For Cash we see the Tres Passes is out of Sporty Spice by First Down Dash. Thus Tres Passes is double bred to the full brother and sister Tiny’s Delight and Tiny’s Gay with a cross of First Down Dash in the pedigree of this runner.
The Impact of Tiny Watch
From this two-time AQHA racing world champion came a new generation of barrel horses with speed, guts and a true love of the game.
By Jennifer Zehnder
The royal blood of Calumet Farms’ Bull Lea (TB) and the Iron Horse blood of Clabber came to life in 1961 when a plain brown colt that came to be named Tiny Watch took his first wobbly steps on Frank Vessels’ farm. Sired by Anchor Watch (TB), the paternal grandson of Bull Lea, and out of the mare Clabber Tiny, AAA, by Clabber II, AAA, Tiny Watch (SI 100) proved his rightful heritage, collecting 16 wins, 12 seconds and three thirds for his 38 trips down the track. He earned nearly $107,000 and was elected Champion Quarter Running Stallion in 1965 and Co-Champion Quarter Running Stallion and Aged Stallion in 1966.
Tiny Watch’s legacy as both race and performance sire was perhaps best perpetuated by Tinys Gay (SI 106), a 1972 son out of Rocket Bar daughter Gays Delight. A race legend in his own right, Tinys Gay brought home 12 wins and amassed nearly $445,000 on the racetrack. He was named Quarter Running World Champion in 1974 and passed the same characteristic Tiny Watch speed and grit on to his foals, which included AAA earners Assured Pleasure, Merridoc and Sudden Fame.
Tiny Watch, by Anchor Watch (TB) and out of the mare Clabber Tiny proved his rightful heritage, collecting 16 wins, 12 seconds, and three thirds for his 38 trips down the track. He earned nearly $107,000 and was elected Champion Running Stallion in 1965 and Co-Champion Quarter Running Stallion and Aged Stallion in 1965.
A string of barrel racing winners can trave their heritage to Tiny Watch.
The undeniable Tiny Watch influence is well alive in the barrel racing industry as evidenced by the achievements of progeny at the highest level of the futurity ranks to National Finals Rodeo and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association champions. Today the famed stallion’s mark even traces to the top of barrel racing’s sire statistics.
This collection of individual narratives tells the story of the Tiny Watch legacy through the eyes of several individuals touched most closely by it. As all great horses do, he changed lives and in so doing has been responsible for bloodlines that even today shape the direction of an industry.