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Amarillo in Potter County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Refrigerator

February 23, 1988 - February 19, 1999

 

— Rare Jet - Native Parr (Heisanative (TB)) —

 
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By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
1. Refrigerator Marker
Inscription.  The mighty "Fridge" chilled rivals while he embodied greatness and captured hearts. The first to break the $2 million mark in earnings, he won the Champion of Champions (GI) a record three consecutive times. Bred by Sonny Vaughn of Wayne, Oklahoma, he raced 34 times for Jim and Marilyn Helzer of Arlington, Texas. He was trained by Dwayne "Sleepy" Gilbreath and Blane Schvaneveldt and ridden by Bruce Pilkenton and Kip Didericksen (in the irons here). The gelding's record stands 36 (22-8-3) earning $2,169,309. Sculpted by renowned artist Lisa Perry, the bronze is a gift from Refrigerator's owners, Jim and Marilyn Helzer.
 
Erected by a gift from Refrigerator's owners, Jim and Marilyn Helzer.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsSports.
 
Location. 35° 11.634′ N, 101° 48.462′ W. Marker is in Amarillo, Texas, in Potter County. Marker is at the entrance to the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2601 East I-40, Amarillo TX 79104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles
Refrigerator Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
2. Refrigerator Marker
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dash for Cash (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacred (within shouting distance of this marker); Amarillo (approx. 0.6 miles away); Amarillo Tri-State Fair (approx. ¾ mile away); Amarillo Livestock Auction (approx. 1.2 miles away); International Harvester Building (approx. 1.4 miles away); Jons-Danner-Gilvin House (approx. 1½ miles away); Llano Cemetery (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amarillo.
 
Refrigerator Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 7, 2018
3. Refrigerator Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 615 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 3, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3. submitted on July 20, 2018, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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