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Equine Obituary – Cadillac’s Bum





Multi-World Champion and World Grand Champion Cadillac’s Bum passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016. 

By Go Boy’s Appeal and out of Brooke’s Little Bum, Cadillac’s Bum was foaled on October 25, 2003, to Clifford Buck of Grayson, Ky. He began his training under the direction of Doug Stephens winning his first blue at the 2006 Owingsville Lions Club. 

Cadillac’s Bum caught the eye of Pam Betts and was purchased in the fall of 2006 and placed under the direction of Formac Stables. Under the ownership of Pam Betts, Cadillac’s Bum was shown many times capturing wins at popular shows such as the International Grand Championship, Delta Fall Classic, National Trainers’ Show and Spring Fun Show.

In the summer of 2011, Cadillac’s Bum was purchased by the Andrew Waites family to be campaigned in the Youth 12-17 division with Lilly Waites. Together this great team went on to win a World Grand Championship, a World Championship, a Reserve World Grand Championship, and a Reserve World Championship in the youth division under the direction of Joe Fleming Stables. Lilly directed Cadillac’s Bum to a World Championship in the Owner-Amateur Ladies on Geldings in 2013.

To remain under the direction of Joe Fleming Stables, the Kilburn and Harris families purchased Cadillac’s Bum in 2014. This talented gelding would return to the youth division where Addie Harris directed him to a World Championship in the Owner-Amateur Youth 6-11 Mares & Geldings class at the 2015 Celebration. 

In the fall of 2015, Brent and Courtney Grider selected Cadillac’s Bum for their daughter, Harper Grider. The new team captured five wins in six of their show ring appearances. Cadillac’s Bum made his final show ring appearance on Friday night, July 22 at the Marshall County Lions Club show with Harper Grider. He was a great ambassador for the breed and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. 


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