Equine Obituary - Highway Robbery
Thursday, January 12, 2017
World Grand Champion and World Champion, Highway Robbery passed away on December 18, 2016. The 17-year-old black stallion was owned and loved by James and Betty Corlew of Adams, Tenn., for most of his life.
By Gen’s Way High Willie and out of a Pride’s Jubilee Star mare, Highway Robbery was foaled on October 5, 1999 to Beverly Burgess of Bell Buckle, Tenn. Under the direction of Webb Stables in Lewisburg, Tenn., Highway Robbery and Betty Corlew began their career together, winning the Two-Year-Old Amateur class at the 2002 Children’s Classic. In the fall of that year, the duo went on to capture the Owner-Amateur Two-Year-Old Stallions, Div. A World Championship title.
Together, Highway Robbery and Betty amassed numerous blue ribbon wins on the Middle Tennessee show circuit. Under the direction of Dick Peebles, the duo was crowned the Owner-Amateur Riders on 15.2 & Under World Grand Champion at the 2006 Celebration.
Highway Robbery retired from a successful show ring career in 2008 and later became a breeding stallion residing at Spencer Benedict Stables.