Two-time AQHA distance champion Snowbound Superstar claimed the AQHA record for most consecutive wins in the Red Cell California Distance Challenge on September 27 at Los Alamitos. The hard fought 870-yard victory, won by a nose after he erased Bad Act’s three length advantage, was the 6-year-old gelding’s 15th.
Conditioned by leading trainer Paul Jones for Tom and Brenda Brinkley of Hollister, CA, Snowbound Superstar was winless in the first three starts of his career at 300 yards and 350 yards. In March 2006, he broke his maiden by more than 11 lengths at 870 yards and has not lost since. All of the Snowbound (TB) son’s races have been with jockey Cody Jensen in the irons.
In perhaps the most impressive performance of his career, the Red Cell Oklahoma Distance Challenge on May 10, 2009 at Remington Park, Snowbound Superstar fought back to defeat world record holder Gone To The Mountain by a neck, in track-record time of 44.288. The win tied the consecutive record held by Josie’s Bar, a world champion who first accomplished the feat in 1953-1954; Destiny Drummer, who equaled the record in 1980-1982; and Pies Royal Request, who put together his streak in 1994-1995.
The filly Peppers Pride, who retired with an undefeated record, holds the Thoroughbred mark with 19 straight wins, her last one coming on December 14, 2008. Hong Kong-based Silent Witness won 18 straight, while North American Thoroughbreds Citation, Cigar, Mister Frisky, and Hallowed Dreams each won 16 straight. Got Country Grip holds the record for Paint Horses with 16 wins in a row. The mule Bar JF Hot Ticket currently has the nation’s longest win streak with 21 consecutive races won, which is also a breed record.