AAA A15 | Spotted Stallion
Sire: Top Deck (TB) JC451887 | Dam: Joker’s Moneca ApHC 28257
In comfort Texas at 11:05pm, April 1966, the great Appaloosa race mare Joker’s Moneca foaled a gruella colt with white spots on his hips, Ledge Deck, bred and owned by Elizabth Hobson.
The birth of Ledge Deck made Appaloosa history, because the 1966 stallion was the only Appaloosa sired by Thoroughbred Top Deck, a leading sire of running Quarter Horses.
Ledge Deck was destined for the track. He raced for 2 years but won an impressive 8 of 9 starts earning him over $21, 500. His first race was the 1968 Texas Futurity and he won the trial heat in AAA time.
His command of the 1968 World Wide Futurity matched the track and world record set by Zero Hancock in 1966; his following World Wide Derby win in 1969 set a track record that held for seven years.
In his 2-year-old year, Ledge Deck was the champion running 2-year-old stallion; 2 year old with the most wins; and leading 2 year old of either sex in money earned.
Ledge Deck was imported to Australia in 1971, by Elizabeth Hobson, who had relocated from Texas to Keith in South Australia. Here in Australia he was shown in halter at the first Australian Appaloosa National Show by Elizabeth in Aged Stallions.
He was sire to many Australian Appaloosa Progeny including the AAA Hall of Fame sprint race stallion Taco Taco (Imp), who was also imported by Ms, Hobson.
In 1976, Elizabeth returned to America, taking Ledge Deck with her and standing him at South West Stallion Station. Because he spent 5 years in Australia, Ledge Deck sired only 45 ApHC foals, 18 of which took to the track.
He was Honoured into the ApHC HALL OF FAME for Racing
He died December 26, 1979.