World Grand Champion in 1977
The Super Stock
The Super Stock #686676

For THE SUPER STOCK and trainer, David Mason, the 1977 Celebration was perfection.  In two performances they claimed two blue ribbons and six first place votes from the judges.  The 1977 World's Grand Champion was officially registered as THE SUPER STOCK with registration number 686676.  He was foaled in May of 1968 and raised by his first owner, Gene Jordan of Murfreesboro.  The black stallion was by SCATMAN, who was by LITTLE MERRY BOY and was out of MAY ALLEN GIRL, a fine mare with MERRY BOY and ROAN ALLEN F-38 breeding.

The Super Stock in 1971

It was following a reserve tie at Baton Rouge in his two-year old year that THE SUPER STOCK began to attract `a lot of attention, including that of Hobert Potter of Robinson Creek, Kentucky.  Potter had only seen the horse once, four months earlier, but when Mason called to tell him other people were interested, Potter bought the future champion over the phone for $25,000.  Potter's purchase began a long and rewarding relationship between the horse's owner and trainer. SUPER STOCK was left at the Mason barn and has never been shown by anyone else.  In his nine years, SUPER STOCK has enjoyed success, defeat, and the agony of injury.  

Following his victory in the Three-Year-Old Championship at the Celebration in 1971, SUPER STOCK encountered the first of several bouts with leg problems.  The recurrent problem with his legs made his early show ring career somewhat sporadic.  Indeed, his career appeared ended as a four-year-old.  He was only shown one time in 1972.   That was at Belfast where he tied out of the money the only time of his career.

As a five-year-old in 1973, SUPER STOCK won the National Trainers' Show in his first year of aged competition.   However, despite this great start, the horse had another bout of leg problems and was placed under the care of a Lexington, Kentucky, veterinarian for the remainder of the year.  In 1974 he came back fit and strong to claim wins at Murfreesboro, Glasgow (Kentucky), and reserve at Chattanooga and Owingsville (Kentucky).  He tied fourth at Belfast, headed into the Celebration where he tied sixth in the class and seventh in the stake.  He closed out the year with a win at the Ohio Celebration and a reserve at Montgomery.

The team's 1975 debut was made at the Fun Show where they tied third.  They won at Murfreesboro and Cookeville, headed toward the Celebration.  However, this was not to be his year as SUPER STOCK suffered a stone bruise which kept him out of Celebration competition.  He closed the year with a win at the Dixie Jubilee.  SUPER STOCK's 1976 record included a third place tie at the Trainers' Show followed by a popular win at the Fun Show and a win at Ooltewah. At the Celebration, the SUPER STOCK team tied reserve in the class and third in the stake.  Again, the team closed out the year with an impressive win at the Dixie Jubilee.  This season-ending win was, however, just the beginning.

The Super Stock in action

As SUPER STOCK headed in to the 1977 Celebration he had an impressive record to back up his challenge. He had tied reserve at the Fun Show and had wins at Livingston, Murfreesboro, Ooltewah, and the Mid Summer -Classic.  He had also claimed an outstanding win at the Rivergate Mall Show and just prior to the Celebration, a win at Wartrace, which is aptly called a stepping stone to the crown.  The rest is history.   The year of THE SUPER STOCK had arrived at last.   The overwhelming favorite of the crowd and the judges. THE SUPER STOCK was crowned World's Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse.
Shortly after winning the Celebration it was announced that THE SUPER STOCK would stand at public service at the David Mason Farm in Rockvale, Tennessee.

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