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Greener pastures for Psychedelic Scott

APHA Champion Running Horse Psychedelic Scott dies.


APHA Champion Solid Paint-Bred 2-Year-Old Gelding Psychedelic Scott was euthanized from stress founder in December 2015. The 2013 gray solid gelding was by Judys Lineage and out of The Hippie Chick (QH).

Bred by Wendy Ingersoll and owned by the Paint Horse Queens, Psychedelic Scott was crowned 2015 Champion Solid Paint-Bred 2-Year-Old Gelding and earned the number one spot on the 2015 Solid Paint-Bred Gelding Racing Honor Roll. Over the course of his 2-year-old season, Psychedelic Scott earned more than $100,000 with four wins, three seconds and one third-place finish.

When breeder Wendy Ingersoll first saw Psychedelic Scott after he was born, she doubted he would even be able to stand, let alone race.

“He was born at vet Dr. Jay Ross’ facility. Dr. Ross foals out all my mares, and he sent me a picture of the foal and he was such a mess,” Wendy said. “His legs were all messed up. He couldn’t walk. I actually told the vet then that he was just going to have to put him to sleep. But he said, ‘You know what, let me work with him.’ And he did. He put all kinds of devices on him, and he got him walking.

“Every time he ran, Dr. Ross said, ‘I’m never going to give up on another one because lookee here!’ He was just a mess, and then for him to run as well as he did was amazing.”

Wendy’s favorite memory of Psychedelic Scott was his win at Remington Park in the 2015 G1 PSBA Futurity.

“The PSBA Futurity was my first stakes winner as a breeder,” Wendy said. “I bred him and I own the mare, so that was really special. I would say that’s the biggest win he had this season, although he also won the Pot O’Gold Futurity in convincing fashion.”

One special thing Wendy points out about Psychedelic Scott was his addition to the legacy of Judys Lineage, a leading sire of elite Paint racehorses and one of only two APHA stallions who has surpassed $5 million in offspring earnings.

“He’s a Judys Lineage, and they’re not really able to breed him anymore,” Wendy said. “I had talked to Linda Bowlan several times, and she was so grateful that he was running as well as he did. We have another Judys Lineage this year out of a different mare that we hope can continue to add to the Judys Lineage legacy.”


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