1970 gelding by High Four Mile Of Arrow K and out of
Sure To Be (JC) was unraced as a 2 year old, but excelled from
there on out. Bred by John Keys of Hanford, California, and owned
by Carroll Shelby of Pittsburg, Texas, and later California. Mr.
Parrot had $33,710 in lifetime earnings.
As a 3 year old, Mr. Parrot earned a bronze medallion—one of
the first horses in racing to do so—and set three Appaloosa Horse
Club world records. He also broke the ApHC world record for 6
furlongs, a mark set by his sire in 1966.
At the end of 1976, Mr. Parrot set records in 15 categories and
held four ApHC world records. He was raced primarily in California,
where he set track records at Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento,
Pomona and Stockton.
The gelding’s specialty was distances of 5, 5 1/2 and 6 furlongs,
for which he set various track records.