Streakin Dash Dies

Stakes winner and sire Streakin Dash died November 22.

Q-Racing Journal
November 26, 2012

Streakin Dash

Streakin Dash

Streakin Dash, 29, died Thanksgiving Day, November 22, from an apparent heart attack, at his longtime home of Maui Farm at Purcell, Oklahoma.

Foaled in 1983, Streakin Dash was a son of Streakin Six out of the Dash For Cash mare Got Alot Going. He was bred by B.F. and Anne Phillips and raced for two years for Matthew and Santa Valenti.

Streakin Dash won seven of 20 starts, with six placings and one third-place finish and earnings of $281,865. He earned his career-best speed index of 98 while winning the 1985 Ed Burke Memorial Futurity (G2, now a G1) by three-quarters of a length. He was second in the 1986 El Primero Del Ano Derby (G1) and Los Alamitos Derby (G1), and was third in the 1986 Laddie Handicap. He was also a finalist in the Grade 1 Bay Meadows Futurity, Dash For Cash Derby, Golden State Derby and Los Alamitos Invitational Championship. In 1986, he earned the title of Superior Race Horse.

As a sire, Streakin Dash sired 390 starters from 526 foals in 14 crops. Among them were 210 winners, including 19 stakes winners. His progeny earned more than $2.3 million and include Grade 1 winner Short Dash ($158,894), graded stakes winner Dashin Sandy ($103,171) and Grade 1-placed Miss Strikin Jet ($100,479). In addition to his race progeny, Streakin Dash is also the sire of performance horses, with more than 240 points earned.

Since 1998, Streakin Dash has been owned by Vicki Coldiron.

“A guy came once and said he was the most perfectly proportioned Quarter Horse in the world,” Coldiron said. “… People came and studied him because his proportions were so perfect. … He had a great race career and sired tons of big runners. His mares are still producing to this day. He was also the smartest horse I have ever been around in my life.

“He was in good health and looked great, people stopped to see him and couldn’t believe he was nearly 30,” she added. “We’re sorry we lost him. He’s been living here with us for 20 years. He was family.”