Farm in Pilot Point, Texas grew as a result of a lifelong love
of horses shared by its owners, Clarence and Dorothy Scharbauer.
Clarence, who passed away in 2014, was a former president of
the American Quarter Horse Association. He was prominent in
the industry for over 40 years and is a member of the breed's
Hall of Fame. Dorothy, who passed away in 2005, owned racehorses
from a very young age. She learned much about the industry from
her father and won her first stakes race, the 1953 Ruidoso Derby,
at the age of 22.
couple's interest in Thoroughbreds began with the 1959 Kentucky
Derby, which Dorothy's father, Fred Turner Jr., won with Tomy
Lee. With the goal of winning another Derby, the Scharbauers
began buying Thoroughbred yearlings in 1984. By 1987, Dorothy
and daughter Pam had captured the roses with the great Alysheba,
who became the all-time leading earner and was later inducted
into the Hall of Fame.
Clarence's passing in 2014, the farm was purchased by one of
the Scharbauers' sons, Douglas, who continues the family tradition.