Reference: The Whole Nine Yards
World Grand Champion
2003 World Champion Stallion
2002 World Grand
Champion Four Year Old
2002 World Champion Four Year Old Stallion
The Whole Nine Yards, better known as “9,” is
the 2003 TWH World Grand Champion, shown by Bill Bobo. By Gen’s Armed And
Dangerous and out of a Coin’s Hard Cash daughter, his breeding and show
record are pure gold! 2003 World Grand Champion, 2003 Aged Stallion World
Champion, 2003 WHTA Aged Horse of the Year, 2002 Four-YearOld World Grand
Champion, 2002 Four-Year-Old Stallion World Champion, 2002 WHTA
Four-Year-Old Horse of the Year. He is gifted, well bred, beautiful,
smart, friendly and easy to manage.
Equine Obituary - The Whole
January 19, 2017
The Walking Horse Report
The 2003 World Grand Champion and
Multi-World Champion The Whole Nine Yards, passed away on
January 19, 2017. The beautiful chestnut stallion was owned by
The Group of 9.
Gen’s Armed And Dangerous and out of Cash’s Blossom, Nine was
foaled on March 29,1998 at the stable of Larry Wheelon. This
beautiful and charismatic chestnut flax mane and tail stud
colt was destined to put his mark on the industry. His mild
manner and playful ways made him an instant hit with anyone he
purchased as a yearling by Bob and Luanne Sigman and began his
successful show ring career under the direction of Brent
Colburn. Known for his easy-going personality and natural
walking talent, Nine continued his career under the direction
of Greg Lute, and it was his crowd pleasing performance at the
2001 Celebration as a three-year-old that made people sit up
and take notice. In January of 2002 the Sigmans and Lute made
the decision to continue Nine’s training under the direction
of multi–World Champion trainer Bill Bobo.
team made their debut performance at the 2002 National
Trainers’ Show and walked away with the blue in the
four-year-old class, leaving a lasting impression on all that
were in attendance. This team remained undefeated for the rest
of their show career. They went on that season to capture
blues at the Fun Show, Pulaski and earned the title of
Four-Year-Old Stallion World Champion and Four-Year-Old World
they began the campaign once again at the Trainers’ Show
walking their way to the championship winner’s circle amid a
standing ovation. This pair also captured the grand
championship title at the prestigious Columbia Spring Jubilee.
Having shown a total of seven times together, Bill made the
decision not to show Nine until the Celebration, wanting that
last Saturday night to be their 9th time in the ring as the
vied for the roses. The accumulation of the number 9’s in
their life proved to be significant. They wowed the crowd
winning the blue in the first division of the Aged Stallion
class and wearing the back number “9”, as they had done all
season, they came back on the last Saturday night, on their
9th trip in the ring together, to wear the roses and be
crowned the 2003 World Grand Champion.
Nine began his breeding career at
Womack Stables, under the direction of Ricky Womack. The
decision was made in 2009, to move Nine to the Bluegrass state
and head up the stallion line-up at Spencer Benedict Stables.
In 2012, SBS purchased Nine and formed the Group of 9. This
group consists of Spencer and Carrie Benedict, Mitzi Butler,
Lloyd Cassidy, Bobby Jones, Skip McFarland, Anne Piet, Lisa
Teel, and Dr. Brian and Amanda Wright.
As a sire
Nine has produced many champions. Currently having 315
registered foals, Nine’s prodigy includes, WGC Nine Gold, WGC
Nine Yard Blitz, WGC Nine Karat Diamond, WC Top Recruit, WC
I’m Soul Sister, WC Tiger Blood, WC Forty Niner, WC 9 Yards Of
Major Trouble, WC The Ninth Wonder and many other reserve
world champions and blue ribbon winners.
be missed by all those that loved and cared for him. He will
be remembered as having a big heart, a bigger personality and
one of the most beautiful Tennessee Walking Horses. Rest high
on that mountain my friend.
the whole nine yards
MARKINGS: OFF HIND SOCK, BLAZE, LOWER LIP.
GEN'S ARMED AND DANGEROUS
MARKINGS: BLAZE, SNIP.
OF MIDNIGHT H.F.
H. F. SPIRITS NELL
go boy's lady dare
MARKINGS: OFF HIND SOCK, BLAZE.
COIN'S HARD CASH
TWHBEA # 825783
PRIDE'S GOLD COIN
OF MIDNIGHT H.F.
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