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Equine Death - WGC Gen's Major General



            
                      Gen's Major General
             August 10, 1985 - October 14, 2009


The sire of sires and champion of champions, World Grand Champion Gen's Major General was laid to rest Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at the age of 24, due to an accident that resulted in a broken shoulder at his home at Harlinsdale Farm.

MG started his show ring career in 1988 at the age of three under the David Landrum Stables banner. His promising future started with him being crowned the International Three-Year-Old Amateur Stallion Champion. MG was a winner at every major showcase across the country, including capturing the 1989 Junior World Grand Championship and World Champion Four-Year-Old Stallion Division B with rider David Landrum, the 1992 15.2 & Under World Grand Championship and World Champion 15.2 & Under Stallion Division B with rider David Landrum and the 1994 World Champion WHTA Auxiliary Horse with rider Karla Landrum. He received three Walking Horse Trainers’ Association Horse of the Year honors as well as three honors from the Walking Horse Owners’ Association and the Walking Horse Report Readers’ Poll.

Gen's Major General retired from the show ring and entered the breeding shed in 1995 under the direction of Joe Martin Stables. The decision was made in 1998 to move this popular breeding stallion to the famous Harlinsdale Farm where he has since produced countless world grand champions and world champions in halter, pleasure and performance divisions. MG received the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association Sire of the Year Award in 2001 and 2003. He is the sire of such greats as WGC José José, WGC Major League, WC The Super Bowl, WGC Major Splash, WC San Juan, WGC The Stanley Cup and the list is endless. José José at the date of his sale was the highest selling stallion sold in the walking horse industry at $1.2 million, and is the current top rated Tennessee Walking Horse sire.

Gen's Major General was laid to rest next to World Grand Champion Midnight Sun at Harlinsdale Park, the original home place of Harlinsdale Farm, in Franklin, Tenn. The industry has lost a great equine ambassador.

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