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 out of Jokerís Moneca, and bred and owned by
Elizabeth Hobson of Comfort, Texas. He raced only two years, but
won an impressive 8 of 9 starts. He won the 1968 Texas Futurity,
his first race, and 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
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
year old of either sex in money earned. Because he spent 5 years
in Australia, Ledge Deck sired only 45 ApHC foals, 18 of which
took to the track and earned $32,553. Two notable foals are Divideck
and Star Ledge. He died December 26, 1979.