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Tonto Bars Hank

Tonto Bars Hank

Artist: Una Hanbury (American, born England, 1904 - 1990)
Date: 1971
Medium: bronze
Dimensions:
12 × 18 × 5 in. (30.5 × 45.7 × 12.7 cm)
Classification: Sculpture
Credit Line: Gift of Judge and Mrs. Oliver Seth, 1977
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 3809.23S
Description
Tonto Bars Hank was a quarter horse, born in 1958, that raced between 1960-1962. In 1960, he was the world’s champion Quarter Horse Stallion. At one time Tonto Bars Hank held four World Records and won eleven Stakes races. The grandson of Three Bars, a member of the American Quarter Horse Association's American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame, Tonto Bars Hank was called the “greatest 2-year old of all time”. In 1960, Tonto Bars Hank won the All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs with a time of 20.200 seconds, wining over $130,000. After retirement, Tonto Bars Hank went onto sire all around horses.
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