Streakin La Jolla
Inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2012
Streakin La Jolla had heart. And he had class.
Bred by the Frisco, Texas-based partnership of B. F. Phillips Jr. and Delbert Smith, Streakin La Jolla was by Streakin Six and was foaled in 1985 out of the Raise Your Glass (TB) mare Bottom’s Up. Trained by Mike Lyles, he was undefeated in eight career races, his last being a victory in the consolation for the All American Derby (G1). Streakin La Jolla retired with eight wins from eight starts and earnings of $56,227.
Streakin La Jolla entered stud in Louisiana in 1989. As he was gaining in national prominence, he was purchased in the summer of 1999 by Robert and Karen Nunnally of Georgia. The Nunnallys made the decision to move Streakin La Jolla to Granada Farms at Wheelock, Texas, for the 2000 breeding season.
To say that Streakin La Jolla was a hit in Texas would be an understatement. Under the care of Jimmy Eller and the staff of Granada Farms, he bred several books of more than 200 mares each.
Streakin La Jolla was retired from stud duty shortly before his untimely death on June 18, 2009. He was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2012.