His name held prestige, and he lived up to the honor. Even the big, white star on his forehead predicted his future. One could honestly say he was one in a million. Given the longevity of Jet Of Honor’s breeding career, the chestnut son of the immortal Jet Deck has dominated the barrel racing industry like no other stallion. He was the complete package for a barrel horse sire. He was out of Quincy Liz, a daughter of Lightning Bar, and out of a daughter of Leo.
Sure, there may be sires whose offspring have won more, thanks to the boom in the barrel racing industry, but no other sire has had the sheer number of winners. From notable trainers like Ed and Martha Wright and Bobby Stivers to your backyard barrel racer, the offspring of Jet Of Honor has won for all of them. In Stiver's words, "The Jet Of Honors are easy to ride; you just have to let them work. They want to do it on their own. You don't have to have a lot of bridle. You just position them toward the pattern and go, they are just naturals." And Stivers has ridden a few. He recollects that he has had 250 different Jet Of Honor offspring come through his barn in Scottsville, KY.
Jet Of Honor was bred by Robert W. Moore of Norman, OK, and was foaled in 1971. In 1975, he was purchased by William Robinson of Okanagan Falls, British Columbia, Canada. Jet Of Honor was a stakes winner himself. With a high speed index of 102, he won eight races out of 24 starts, had three second places, recorded two thirds, set a new track record for the 350, and earned $15,780.
Jet Of Honor stood at stud in Canada from 1975-85, alternating years between there and Kennewick, Wash. In August 1985, he was purchased by Dan and Charlotte Dailey, Tupelo, OK where he remained until his death in 1995 at age 24.