American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Human Inductees
The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo beautifully showcases the horses and people who have earned the distinction of being inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame. To be inducted into the Hall of Fame, horses and people must have been outstanding over a period of years in a variety of categories.
Hall of Fame Human Inductees
For more than four decades, Harvey, Jerry and Dale Allred – known industry wide as the Allred Bros. – devoted themselves to the American Quarter Horse, watched as the breed developed and its history unfolded, contributed heavily to the legacy and ultimately entered the chronicles themselves.
The brothers began breeding Quarter Horses on their Arizona ranch about the time Jet Deck became big in the racing world. Besides breeding to Jet Deck, they bred horses to Hempaces (TB) and other horses of similar caliber to improve the bloodlines of their mares. The Allred Bros. became the most successful siblings in the breeding industry. They bred 240 winners from 319 starters, and more than 75 percent of all the Allred-breds that ever faced the starter posed for a photo in the winners circle. Of those, 44 were stakes winners and 28 placed in stakes, including AQHA Champion and All American Futurity (G1) winner AB What A Runner; Grade 1 winners One Slick One, A Streak Of Cash and Dash In Style; and numerous others, such as champion candidate A Dash Of Beduino and former world-record-holder This Jet Is Royal.
Through 2004, horses bred by the Allred Bros. had earned more than $6.2 million. They were the eighth-leading breeders in history behind Ed Allred, Vessels Stallion Farm, Joe Kirk Fulton, Spencer Childers, Bob Moore, Jerry Windham and Walter Merrick.
The Allred Bros. were inducted into the American Quarter Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2000 and were recognized by the Arizona Racing Commission for their outstanding service to the state’s racing industry. Each of the brothers served for 20 years on the board of directors of the Arizona Quarter Racing Association, and Jerry was president for three years. In 1992, Jerry also received the Rulon Goodman Award for outstanding contributions to the Arizona Quarter Horse industry.
Harvey died in 2000, and Dale died one year later. Jerry still contributes to the Quarter Horse industry with Harvey’s son, John, who trains on the Arizona circuit. The Allred Bros. were inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2005.
Biography updated as of March 2005.