Reference: Red Bud Allen

Red Bud Allen
Red Bud Allen. A 1940 photo after he won the TWo Year Old class at the Pulaski Red Carpet show.

exerpt from:
BUDíS STERLING BULLET; STILL IN THE OLIVER FAMILY
by Franne Bradon

...Although Herman Oliver did not keep a son of Clarkís Red Allen to continue the legacy of those bloodlines within his breeding program, other people did. The majority of grand-get of old Clarkís Red Allen, though, can be attributed to a son who was bred and kept all his life by one of R.H. Clarkís sons.

Jesse Clark raised a dark red colt by his fatherís stallion out of a mare named Lizzie Allen, a daughter of Hunterís Allen F-10. Foaled in 1937, this colt was registered as Red Bud Allen. As a two year old, Red Bud Allen was broke to ride, and even made a few shows under the training of Zolly Derryberry.  Jesse had a special relationship with this very intelligent stallion, not only  riding him and using him in the stud, but also teaching him tricks. During his life, Red Bud Allen sired 145 registered foals. The vast majority were bred in the heyday of the young breed during the mid to late forties, after the death of Clarkís Red Allen.  During the final years of his life, he bred very few mares, as the times had turned to the padded show horse, black was the color in vogue, and the bloodlines of the padded horses were those in demand. In the last years, when the old stallion was in his late twenties, he sired only five foals. Three of those five were out of a bay mare named Merry Manís Star.

Foaled in the fifties, Merry Manís Star was not registered until 1965. In 1965, however, the breeders association changed its registration rules. All foals had to be registered during the year that they came, and any adult horses whose paperwork was not in order had to obtain registration certificates then, or be reduced to grade horse status. Leon Oliver, who had returned from Army service, made the choice to produce a foal by his uncleís horse out of Merry Manís Star. The bay mare went to the Delina area of Marshall County for a tryst with Red Bud Allen for three consecutive years.

The first product of the mating of Red Bud with Starr was a filly. The next two years, in 1966 and 1967, Oliver was more successful in obtaining the stud colts that he wanted, first in 1966, then in 1967, another colt arrived posthumously. He became Red Budís Rascal. When Oliver lost the older colt, it remained to Red Budís Rascal to carry forward the equine heritage of his sire and his grandsire.

Red Budís Rascal had been foaled the spring after the victory of the four year old stallion Shakerís Shocker in the Grand Championship Stake at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. An extremely popular winner with his petite blond owner and trainer in the irons, Shocker inspired a surge of popularity for the padded show Tennessee Walking Horse. Interest in the kegshod registered horses was at another all-time low. Red Budís Rascal arrived with the wrong gait genes, the wrong pedigree, and the wrong color to attract any interest from the vast majority of mare owners in the vicinity of his home barn...


RED BUD ALLEN
TWHBEA #380338

DOB: 5/01/1937
DOD: Y

COLOR: CHESTNUT
MARKINGS: NEAR HIND STOCKING,   BLAZE.
CLARK'S RED ALLEN
TWHBEA #370021
COLOR: CHESTNUT
MARKINGS: ONE SOCK, STAR, SNIP.
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MAJOR ALLEN
TWHBEA #350059
COLOR: BLACK
MARKINGS: FOUR STOCKINGS, STRIP.
MITCH
TWHBEA #5
COLOR: BLACK
MERRY LEGS
TWHBEA# F-4
COLOR: BAY
MARKINGS: FOUR STOCKINGS, STRIP.
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NELL K.
TWHBEA #993243
COLOR: BLACK
ROAN ALLEN
TWHBEA #F-38
COLOR: CHESTNUT SABINO
HEIGHT: 15.3H
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BY BULLET
TWHBEA #11361
COLOR: BLACK
LIZZIE ALLEN
TWHBEA #380337
COLOR: CHESTNUT
MARKINGS: NEAR HIND SOCK, STAR.
HUNTER'S ALLEN
TWHBEA # F-10
COLOR: CHESTNUT
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ALLAN
TWHBEA #F-1
COLOR: BLACK
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ALLIS
TWHBEA #84
COLOR: BLACK
MARKINGS: BOTH HIND STOCKINGS, STRIP.
HEIGHT: 16H
CLARK'S BIRD
TWHBEA #11447
COLOR: CHESTNUT
JOE JOHNSON
TWHBEA #12315
COLOR: CHESTNUT
BY LUCKY BOY
TWHBEA #12316

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