retired racing mules are doing now.....
Mule racing is a fascinating sport and if you are able to
attend a race, be sure not to miss it. Mules are not only great
racers they are also highly intelligent, versatile and
personable riding companions. See how some of our retired mules
spend their time after racing!!
Bar JF Red
Bar JF Red Ticket is owned by Becky Sanders. Pictured
here after her last race in Fresno and sorting cattle on the
Czar was bred and owned by Don Jacklin of Rathdrum, Idaho.
People often wonder what a "retired" race mule is good for.
Well, let me tell you about Czar's second career! He is as much
of a champion off the racetrack as he was in his younger years
when he was still beating the competition on the straightaway.
Czar is now 24 years old and is still a force to be reckoned
with when it comes to gaming on horseback (or muleback in this
instance)! Some of Czar's accomplishments include the first mule
EVER in history to win the California STate Horseman's
Association finals in Watsonville, CA in 2002. IN 2004 Czar made
the trek back to his home state of Idaho and again beat the
horses at the Kootenai County Saddle Club Championship in Coeur
d'Alene. Czar has earned the title of High Point Gaming Mule in
Nevada, Montana, California and Idaho. Also included in his
impressive resume, he has competed against horses at the
National Chanpionships in Kalispell, MT in 2010; Blackfoot, ID
in 2012; and Buffalo, WY in 2014. At these National Shows Czar
placed in 5 out of 10 events each year! Czar has literally won
hundreds of awards in the gaming arena which that along with all
the afore mentioned Championships is unprecedented by any mule
to date. Many hearfelt thanks go out to Don Jacklin for allowing
Czar and Ed Burdick to continue their winning ways!
The underdog in 1998 running second to Miss Nite
Light all year until the big race. Winner of the 1998 AMRA
Futurity in Fresno and earning AMRA World Championship!
PhD, with Laurice Webb at the North Idaho Open Show in the Flag
Costume Contest at Montana Mule Days, Hamilton, MT,
with Sequoia Webb.
Starbuck's Baby and Blinkie particpating in the Mule
Mania Parade in Dayton, WA.
The little mule with the "BIG" personality!!