Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
American Quarter Horse Historical Marker
World famous sprinters such as Shue Fly, Joe Reed II and Nobodies Friend ran at Hacienda Moltacqua before Locke sold the property in 1943. This building was Locke's guest home and was used by those attending the races at the track.
American Quarter Horses are competing in races around the world and are in demand for showing, ranch work, rodeo, recreational riding and many other activities. AQHA is the world's largest equine breed registry, with its international headquarters located in Amarillo, Texas.
Erected 1995 by American Quarter Horse Heritage Center & Museum, Amarillo, Texas. (Marker Number AQHHMP #2.)
Marker series. American Quarter Horse Markers marker series.
Location. 32° 15.517′ N, 110° 50.3′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Vactor Ranch Trail and East Vuelta Rancho Mesquite. Click for map. Marker is in breezeway at Vactor Ranch Club house on southwest corner. Marker is in this post office area: Tucson AZ 85715, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Lowell (approx. 2.1 miles away); Cottonwood Lane (approx. 2.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Rugged Pioneer Soldiers (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Lowell (approx. 2.1 miles away); Chapel of San Pedro at Fort Lowell (approx. 2.5 miles away); Officer Erik Hite (approx. 3.7 miles away); Cattle Tank (approx. 4.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tucson.
More about this marker. The historical marker was originally at the east entrance to The Tack Room resturant. The marker was moved to it's present location when the Tack Room was razed.
Also see . . . From the Racetrack to Restaurant, The History of The Tack Room. The history of what happened to Hacienda Moltacqua. (Submitted on February 23, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
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