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Equine Obituary - John F.K.'s Delight




Multi-titled WGC and WC John F. K.’s Delight aka “Bingo” passed away on March 8 at McCarley Farms in Samantha, Alabama. Born Oct. 1, 1997, the 21 year old stallion was owned and loved by Linda McCarley in his final years. 

Sired by WGC JFK and out of Haze Black Angel, Bingo was foaled to Jimmy Shew of Taylorsville, North Carolina. He was a full brother to the multi-titled World Grand Champion, A JFK’s Monopoly.

Purchased as a coming two-year-old by William B. and Sandra Johnson of Atlanta, Georgia and Shelbyville Tennessee, Mrs. Johnson would enjoy showing Bingo for 5 years, until retiring him to the breeding barn at Waterfall Farms. In 2000, the team claimed their first world grand championship and reserve world champion title in the two-year-old amateur division under the direction of trainer, Billy Gray and Sand Creek Farms. Bingo went on to win the 2001 Amateur Three-Year-Old World Grand Championship and World Championship and the 2002 Amateur Four-Year-Old Reserve World Grand Championship and World Championship. In 2003, he made his final debut in the big oval; winning the Amateur 15.2 & Under World Grand Championship and World Championship.

John F.K.’s Delight was a proven producer with many offspring in the show ring still today and as broodmare sire. “Bingo had a very big personality and he wanted your attention. Every time the barn door opened he was going to nicker and let you know he was there. If he didn’t, you knew something was not right, said McCarley. He will be missed."

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