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FL Lady Bug
Breed Quarter Horse
Sire Sergeant
Grandsire Billy McCue
Dam Yeager's Lady JA
Maternal grandsire Will Stead
Sex Mare
Foaled 1945
Country United States
Color Sorrel
Breeder W. A. Yeager
Owner Marvin and Lela Barnes
Honors
Honors
American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame

FL Lady Bug (1945–1974) was a Quarter Horse mare who was never raced or was shown in a horse show, yet was made famous for her speedy offspring.

Life

FL Lady Bug was registered as number 9733 in the American Quarter Horse Association's (or AQHA) stud book. A sorrel mare, she was foaled in 1945 and bred by W. A. Yeager of Woodward, Oklahoma. Her owners at the time she was registered were Bill and Alive Likins of Davis, Oklahoma. Her sire, Sergeant, was bred to a daughter of his full brother, Will Stead, to produce Lady Bug. Thus, FL Lady Bug was inbred to both Billy McCue and Silver. Her second dam was an unnamed quarter mare from the J A Ranch in Texas.

Breeding record

FL Lady Bug had fourteen foals, eleven of whom started races. Ten of those starters were winners, with one Champion Quarter Running Two Year Old Filly – Top Ladybug, three stakes winners, and ten Race Register of Merit winners. All ten of her Register of Merit qualifiers were sired by different stallions.

Death and honors

She died on March 1, 1974.

FL Lady Bug was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame in 1999.

Pedigree

 
 
 
 
 
Peter McCue
 
 
Jack McCue
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marguerite
 
 
Billy McCue
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chickasha Bob
 
 
Sorrel Alice
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maud
 
 
Sergeant
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pid Hart
 
 
Chickasha Bob
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mary Keith
 
 
Silver
 
 
 
 
 
 
Old Billy
 
 
Maud
 
 
 
 
 
 
Old Alice
 
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Jack McCue
 
 
Billy McCue
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sorrel Alice
 
 
Will Stead
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chickasha Bob
 
 
Silver
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maud
 
 
Yeager's Lady JA
 
 
 
 
 
 
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