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Breed Quarter Horse
Sire Solis
Grandsire Old Sorrel
Dam Panda
Maternal grandsire Old Sorrel
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1937
Country United States
Color Chestnut
Breeder King Ranch
Owner King Ranch, George Clegg, Rex Cauble
Other awards
AQHA registration number 1.
American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame
Last updated on: January 12, 2008.

Wimpy P-1 was the first registered Quarter Horse for the American Quarter Horse Association, or AQHA.


Wimpy was foaled on the King Ranch in Kingsville, Texas on March 3, 1937. However, the original application listed his foaling date as April 3, 1937, and the original stud books gave his foaling year as 1935. He was a son of Solis, himself a son of Old Sorrel, the King Ranch foundation stallion. Solis' dam was an unregistered and unnamed mare of Thoroughbred breeding who was by Right Royal and out of a mare by Martin's Best. Wimpy's dam was a mare named Panda, also sired by Old Sorrel. Panda's dam was a roan mare by Hickory Bill. Wimpy traced three times to Hickory Bill, making him quite inbred to Hickory Bill.

Wimpy was a chestnut colored stallion, with a star and a sock on his left hind leg. When fully grown, he was 15 hands high and weighed about 1200 pounds.

Show career

Wimpy was a grand Champion Stallion in March 1941 at the Southwestern Exposition Quarter Horse show in Fort Worth, Texas, which honor earned him the first number in the newly organized American Quarter Horse Association.

Breeding record

Wimpy sired over a hundred and fifty foals for the King Ranch, before he was given in 1958 to George Clegg, who had bred Old Sorrel. However, Clegg was forced to sell Wimpy to Rex Cauble, who owned the stallion until Wimpy died on August 13, 1959, when Wimpy was twenty-two years old.

Among Wimpy's sons and daughters were Bill Cody, Kip Mac, Caballero, Wimpy's Image, Silver Wimpy, Wimpy II, Lauro and Showdown. His grandget included Joe Cody, Marion's Girl, Codalena, Pandarita Hill and Show Maid.


Wimpy was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame in 1989. In September 1961 a bronze statue of Wimpy was erected outside the AQHA Headquarters in Amarillo, Texas.


Peter McCue
Hickory Bill
Lucreita M (TB)
Old Sorrel
Dr Rose Mare
Rapallo (TB)
Right Royal (TB)
Mrs Delaney (TB)
Mother of Solis
Martin's Best (TB)
Lazarus mare by Martin's Best (TB)
unknown mare
Wimpy P-1
Peter McCue
Hickory Bill
Lucretia M (TB)
Old Sorrel
Dr Rose mare
Peter McCue
Hickory Bill
Lucretia M (TB)
roan mare by Hickory Bill
unknown mare
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  • Denhardt, Robert "Wimpy P-1 Earned His Number" Quarter Horse Journal June 1964 p. 18, 58, 62, 136-137
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  • Wohlfarth, Jenny "The Wimpy Files: The Mysteries Surrounding No. 1" Quarter Horse Journal May 1996 p. 18
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