2004 AQHA Gray Stallion #4514034 · 15.2 hands
Royal Quick Dash x Pcfrenchmanslisbet (by Sun Frost)
Breeding Fee: $1,250 which includes first shipment.
Considerations for multiple and proven mares.
Nominations: 5 State, Valley Girls, South West Desert Classic
Royal Quik Frenchman is a promising young stallion whose winning combination of conformation, disposition and athleticism are taking him to the top. The legendary race and performance lines of First Down Dash, Harems Choice, Sun Frost and Caseys Charm make his pedigree one of the most unique crosses in the industry today.
Royal Quick Dash, his sire, was the first foal out of multiple champion producer, Harems Choice. He is by First Down Dash, who has progeny earnings over $70 Million, making him AQHA's All Time Leading Sire of Money Earners as of 12/09. He is also a leading paternal grandsire in the barrel racing industry. Royal Quick Dash broke the million dollar mark in earnings by winning the All American Futurity and then went on to produce get who earned over $15 Million. He is the sire of 2002 All American winner AB What A Runner which places him in an elite group with Easy Jet, Special Effort and Tres Seis; the only four stallions to win the All American and produce an All American.
Royal Quik Frenchman's dam, Pcfrenchmanslisbet, comes from a family of rodeo legends. She is the ONLY full sister to French Flash Hawk "Bozo" and PC Frenchmans Hayday "Dinero". Bozo was World Champion Barrel Horse in 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998 and was AQHA – PRCA/WPRA Horse of the Year five times. Dinero currently has lifetime earnings over $400,000 and is the sire of Sherry Cervi's mare "Stingray" who won the 2009 NFR Barrel Racing Average and enabled Sherry to be name the 2010 WPRA World Champion Barrel Racer.
The Nation's #1 Barrel Racing Matron, Caseys Charm, is the second dam on Royal Quik Frenchman's pedigree. She has over $3 Million in progeny earnings and sales. Her sire, Sun Frost, has progeny who have accumulated over 2.4 Million in arena performance earnings. Sun Frost genetics continue to excel at virtually every level, from youth to futurity to professional.
We are confident that Royal Quik Frenchman is following in the footsteps of the legendary bloodlines found close-up in his pedigree. His striking appearance, willing attitude, and incredible speed make him a strong candidate to excel as a performer and a producer. Already a barrel racing money earner at the local level, we are continuing to train, season and campaign him several events. His first colts have exceeded expectations and plans are being made to subscribe him to futurities and incentives as foals come of age.
RQF Performance Horses is pleased to announce that Royal Quik Frenchman has results of N/N on all 5 tests recommended by the AQHA. Following is a brief description of each critical diseases.
HERDA ~ heredity equine regional dermal asthenia.
Hereditary equine regional dermal asthenia (HERDA) is a genetic skin disease predominantly found in the American Quarter Horse. Within the breed, the disease is prevalent in particular lines of cutting horses. HERDA is characterized by hyperextensible skin, scarring, and severe lesions along the back of affected horses. Affected foals rarely show symptoms at birth. The condition typically occurs by the age of two, most notably when the horse is first being broke to saddle. There is no cure, and the majority of diagnosed horses are euthanized because they are unable to be ridden and are inappropriate for future breeding. HERDA has an autosomal recessive mode of inheritance and affects stallions and mares in equal proportions. Research carried out in Dr. Danika Bannasch's laboratory at the University of California, Davis, has identified the gene and mutation associated with HERDA.
Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP) is an inherited disease of the muscle which is caused by a genetic defect. In the muscle of affected horses, a point mutation exists in the sodium channel gene and is passed on to offspring.
Polysaccharide storage myopathy (PSSM) is characterized by the abnormal accumulation of the normal form of sugar stored in muscle (glycogen) as well as an abnormal form of sugar (polysaccharide) in muscle tissue. Thousands of horses have been identified with tying-up associated with polysaccharide accumulation in muscles. There are two forms Type 1 and Type 2 PSSM. We know that both are the result of the accumulation of muscle glycogen which is the storage form of glucose in muscles.
Carbohydrates that are high in starch, such as sweet feed, corn, wheat, oats, barley, and molasses, appear to exacerbate type 1 and type 2 PSSM. That is why they should be avoided and extra calories can be provided in the form of fat. An important part of the management of PSSM horses is daily exercise. This enhances glucose utilization, and improves energy metabolism in skeletal muscle. If only the diet is changed, we found that approximately 50% of horses improve. If both diet and exercise are altered, then 90% of horses have had no or few episodes of tying-up.
An old theory about tying-up is that it is due to too much lactic acid in the muscle. Many exercise studies have proven that this is absolutely not the case with PSSM. PSSM is actually a glycogen storage disease and there are several diseases in other species and in human beings that also result in the storage of too much glycogen in skeletal muscle. In these other diseases, glycogen accumulates because the muscle lacks an enzyme (protein) necessary to burn glycogen as an energy source. These similarities led us to test PSSM horses for the disorders in glycogen metabolism identified in human beings. We found that PSSM is a unique glycogen storage disease because the PSSM horses have all the necessary enzymes to burn glycogen as a fuel in their muscles. With exercise, PSSM horses show the expected decrease in muscle glycogen as it is burned as fuel.
MH ~ malignant hyperthermia
Equine malignant hyperthermia (EMH) is a dominant disease (one copy of the mutation is sufficient to produce disease) identified in Quarter Horses and American Paint Horses that can cause severe typing up and even death when horses are subjected to anesthesia.
GBED ~ glycogen branching enzyme deficiency
Glycogen-branching enzyme disorder (GBED) has likely been a cause of neonatal mortality in Quarter Horses for decades, according to Stephanie Valberg, DVM, PhD, who gave an update on her research on the disorder at the recent conference of the American Quarter Horse Association, held March 11-14 in St. Louis, Mo. Additionally, she reported that all the known affected foals and carriers of GBED are descendants of the Quarter Horse sire Zantanon and his son King, and about 8% of King descendants are carriers of GBED. This fatal disease is seen in Quarter Horses and related breeds. The foals lack the enzyme necessary to store glycogen (sugars) in its branched form and therefore cannot store sugar molecules. This disease is fatal as the heart muscle, brain and skeletal muscles are unable to function.