PAZAZZ QUARTER HORSES
-Won the PCQHRA Breeders Derby with Ah Commotion in 2006
-Won the Champion of Champions in 2000 with A Ransom
-Won the Championship at Sunland Park with A Ransom in 2001
-Won the First Down Dash Handicap with A Ransom in 2001
-Won the Los Alamitos Invitational with A Ransom in 2000 & 2002
-Won the Spencer Childers Championship with A Ransom in 2001 & 2002
-Won the Vessels Maturity with A Ransom in 2000, 2001 & 2002
John and Kathie Bobenrieth of Costa Mesa, California, have enjoyed some unforgettable moments in Quarter Horse racing over the past two years. In 2000, their superstar gelding A Ransom was the sensation of the meet when winning all five of his starts including the Champion of Champions. He was later honored as World Champion by the AQHA. The whole thing about this is that we bred A Ransom's dam (Chicks Got Pazazz) and we bred him, so everything has been in-house, said John Bobenrieth. The first time we raced at Los Alamitos was in a $10,000 claiming race. That was 21 years ago.
The Bobenrieth did not have to wait long to acquire their first big Quarter Horse star. Shortly after entering the sport, the Bobenrieths, along with Kathie's parents, Joe and Jerri Muniz, campaigned the great Chicks Beduino. The gray star won the Bay Meadows, Dash For Cash and Governor's Cup futurities on the way to earning $378,246 in 1986. We were fortunate and a little spoiled by starting off with a great horse, said Kathie Bobenrieth. It's been an incredible journey.
Chicks Beduino has had an even greater impact on the sport in the breeding shed, siring superstar Champions Corona Chick, This Snow Is Royal, Evening Snow and Separatist. The Bobenrieths have raced several major stars along the way like Air Beduino, the winner of the 1997 Spencer Childers California Breeders' Championship, and A Ransom's dam, Chicks Got Pazazz. The Bobenrieths and the Munizes are a tight-knit family who are always on hand to see their big stars perform. We had a lot of fun rooting for A Ransom, John Bobenrieth added. We had a group that included our kids, cousins, nephews and nieces that always comes to cheer him on. We packed a crowd with us and we had a lot of fun. After winning the world title with A Ransom, what more can you ask? What he did after that was a bonus.