Sonoita in Santa Cruz County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Sonoita Quarter Horse Show and Races
American Quarter Horse Historical Marker
Unofficial race meets are recorded as far back as 1915, with race results first appearing in the AQHA Chart Books in 1954. Except for a short span of time during World War II, Sonoita has provided an opportunity early in the season for an owner to see how a particular horse will run. Many great horses have competed here, including: world champions, Ed Grimley, Mars Blackman, and Sign it Super; Mark T Bars, all-time leading winner with a record 64 career wins out of 115 official starts; Pies Royal Request, co-holder of the all-time record 14 consecutive wins and the former world record holder at 330 yards; and Fast Copy, dam of stakes winners including champion Heza
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 2000 by American Quarter Horse Heritage Center & Museum, Amarillo, Texas. (Marker Number AQHHMP #27.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the American Quarter Horse Markers marker series.
Location. 31° 40.579′ N, 110° 39.358′ W. Marker is in Sonoita, Arizona, in Santa Cruz County. Marker is on Arizona Route 83 0.1 miles south of Arizona Route 82, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at entrance to the Santa Cruz County Fair and Rodeo Grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Sonoita AZ 85637, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Crittenden (approx. 2.7 miles away); Historic Empire Ranch (approx. 7.6 miles away); Hired Manís House – Who Lived Here?/Historic Preservation of the Hired Manís House Home for Ranch Families (approx. 7.7 miles away); San Ignacia del Babocomari (approx. 8.6 miles away); Mowry Mine (approx. 11 miles away); Patagonia Depot (approx. 11 miles away); Cady Hall (approx. 11.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sonoita.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 800 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 5, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.