Lemac Goodbar 1978-2008

February 20th, 2008

Lemac Goodbar, a 1981 NCHA Open Futurity finalist under Don Munn, died last week. He was 30 and had spent his final years with Munn on his ranch in Hempstead, TX.

“He probably did more for me than I did for him,” said Munn, who purchased the son of Doc Bar Star as a yearling from breeder Don McLean, at the NCHA Futurity Sale. In the mid-1980s, Lemac Goodbar was purchased by the ill-fated Wichita Land and Cattle Co. of Houston, TX, who stood him at their facility in Brenham, TX. Wichita Ranch was later purchased by Lannie Mecom, under whose helm it has become a prominent breeding and training facility and home of current top sire Mecom Blue.

Lemac Goodbar, who was ranked ninth in 1984 NCHA Open World Championship standings, had career earnings of $64,000. He sired 45 performers, the most successful of which was Lashawns Lemac, with NCHA earnings of $25,198.