Depth Charge (horse)

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Depth Charge
SireBold Venture
Grandsireimported St. Germans
DamQuickly
DamsireHaste
SexStallion
Foaled1941
CountryUnited States
Colourbrown
BreederJohn D. Hertz
Record16 starts: 5-3-2
Earnings$5,943.00
Major wins
3rd Myles Standish Stakes
Honours
AQHA Hall of Fame
 
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Depth Charge
SireBold Venture
Grandsireimported St. Germans
DamQuickly
DamsireHaste
SexStallion
Foaled1941
CountryUnited States
Colourbrown
BreederJohn D. Hertz
Record16 starts: 5-3-2
Earnings$5,943.00
Major wins
3rd Myles Standish Stakes
Honours
AQHA Hall of Fame

Depth Charge (1941–1965) was a Thoroughbred son of Bold Venture who went on to become an outstanding sire of American Quarter Horse racehorses.[1]

Life[edit]

Depth Charge was a registered Thoroughbred son of Bold Venture. His dam was a mare named Quickly, a descendant of The Tetrarch and the imported to the United States stallion Rock Sand.[2] Depth Charge was bred by John D. Hertz.[3] Quickly was also the dam of Count Fleet, a U. S. Triple Crown winner.[4] Depth Charge was a year younger than his famous half brother.

Depth Charge raced on the Thoroughbred tracks, piling up a record of five wins, three seconds and two thirds from sixteen starts. His total earnings were $5,943.00, including a third place finish in the Myles Standish Stakes.[1]

During his breeding career, Depth Charge sired 174 Thoroughbred foals, with 149 starters and 121 winners.[5] He also sired 220 Quarter Horse foals, with 80 of them earning their AQHA Race Register of Merits.[1] Among his offspring were the Quarter Horse racehorses Johnny Dial, Super Charge, Tiny Charger, Dividend, and Miss Queenie.[6] He also sired Thoroughbred stakes winners including Dark Charger, Free Stride, Queen Margie and Baloma.[5] His highest race earning Quarter Horse foal was Three Deep, who earned $35,258.00.[7]

Depth Charge died in 1965,[3] at Shamrock, Texas.[1] He was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame.[8]

Pedigree[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
=John O'Gaunt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
=Swynford
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
=Canterbury Pilgrim
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*St. Germans
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
=Torpoint
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
=Hamoaze
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
=Maid of the Mist
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bold Venture
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commando
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ultimus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Running Stream
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Possible
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Royal Flush
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lida Flush
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lida H
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Depth Charge
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
=Maintenon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*Maintenant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
=Martha Gorman
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Haste
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meddler
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Miss Malaprop
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Correction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickly
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
=The Tetrarch
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*Stefan the Great
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
=Perfect Peach
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stephanie
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*Rock Sand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Malachite
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Miss Hanover
 
 
 
 
 
 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Simmons Legends: Outstanding Quarter Horse Stallions and Mares p. 125
  2. ^ Depth Charge Pedigree at All Breed Pedigree retrieved on June 22, 2007
  3. ^ a b American Quarter Horse Foundation "Depth Charge"
  4. ^ Hogan Index to Stakes Winners Volume 2 p. 410
  5. ^ a b Bloodstock Research & Statistical Bureau Sires of American Stakes Horses p. 284
  6. ^ Pitzer The Most Influential Quarter Horse Sires pp. 26–27
  7. ^ Wagoner Quarter Racing Digest pp. 288–290
  8. ^ American Quarter Horse Association "AQHA Hall of Fame"

References[edit]

  • All Breed Pedigree Database Pedigree of Depth Charge retrieved on June 22, 2007
  • American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). "AQHA Hall of Fame". American Quarter Horse Association. Retrieved October 30, 2011. 
  • American Quarter Horse Foundation. "Depth Charge" (PDF). Retrieved November 10, 2010. 
  • Bloodstock Research & Statistical Bureau (1975). Sires of American Stakes Horses 1926–1975. Lexington, KY: Bloodstock Research & Statistical Bureau. 
  • Hogan, Clio D. (no date). Index to Stakes Winners 1865–1967. Solvang, CA: Flag Is Up Farms. 
  • Pitzer, Andrea Laycock (1987). The Most Influential Quarter Horse Sires. Tacoma, WA: Premier Pedigrees. 
  • Close, Pat; Simmons, Diane (editors) (1993). Legends: Outstanding Quarter Horse Stallions and Mares. Colorado Springs, CO: Western Horseman. ISBN 0-911647-26-0. 
  • Wagoner, Dan (1976). Quarter Racing Digest: 1940 to 1976. Grapevine, TX: Equine Research. 

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