Quarter Horse to Run at Age 16 in Oklahoma

Saturday, March 28th 2009, 9:19 pm
By: News 9

Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY -- At an age when some quarter horses are finished racing, Silent Cash Dasher was just getting started. More than a decade later, he's still running - and setting records in the process.

When the 16-year-old gelding leaves the starting gate on tomorrow night in the 250-yard Remington Dash at Remington Park, he'll become the oldest quarter horse to ever race in the U.S.

The Texas-based American Quarter Horse Association says the Oklahoma-bred son of Dash Easy last year became the oldest quarter horse ever to win a race in the U.S. In fact, he won three races at age 15 - one each at Will Rogers Downs in Claremore, Fair Meadows in Tulsa and Blue Ribbon Downs in Sallisaw.

Gary Earp of Jay owns and trains Silent Cash Dasher and says as long as the horse is healthy and wants to run, they'll keep racing him.