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Equine Obituary – Blackjack Cash





World Champion Blackjack Cash passed away at the age of 25-years-old at the farm in Clarksville, Tenn., of current owner Thom Meek. This talented mare was foaled June 21, 1990, and passed away on April 14, 2015. She enjoyed a very successful show ring career.

Blackjack Cash debuted to the show ring at the 1993 National Trainers’ Show with owner Rose A. Day in the Amateur Three-Year-Old Mares & Geldings class. Later that season she went on to be named the 1993 Three-Year-Old Mare Reserve World Champion and returned to win the 1994 Four-Year-Old Mares Reserve World Championship.

Blackjack Cash was then purchased by Bud and Carolyn Thomas to become the mount of Carolyn. The new team debuted at the Spring Fun Show in 1996 and a highly successful career begun. Blackjack Cash carried Carolyn to the 1996 World Champion O/A Novice Ladies Mares & Geldings Specialty title. Carolyn loved this mare, which carried her to many ribbons, including blues at the Spring Fun Show and the North Carolina Championships in 1997. In 1998, she added many more wins, including one from the prestigious Lynchburg show. Carolyn and her mare was beloved by their many friends and fans. The pair’s final ride together was at the 1998 Celebration.

Following Carolyn’s long, hard battle with cancer Thom Meek became the owner of this great mare and she enjoyed a long life beloved by many.

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