Equine Obituary – Jubilee’s Star Wars
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Born on May 11, 1988, Jubilee’s Star Wars was sired by World Grand Champion Pride’s Jubilee Star and was out of a Midnight On Parade mare. The beautiful bay was a show ring star from the beginning, earning his first of many world titles as a two-year-old. The Bob Parks Family enjoyed the talent in his early years.
In the mid 90’s, Star Wars and Dan Groover began their lengthy and stellar career, earning blue ribbons from many of the industry’s top showcases, including winning at the North Carolina Championships all three nights. In their years together, Jubilee’s Star Wars carried and Groover earned six World Championship and two World Grand Championships. Groover recalls their 2002 Celebration as one of the most memorable. The duo won both the Amateur Geldings and the Amateur Mares and Geldings, Canter World Titles and were crowned Amateur Mares and Geldings World Grand Champions. In 2003, Star Wars and Groover earned the Amateur Mares and Geldings, Canter World Championship and the Amateur Canter World Grand Championship. The following two years, 2004 and 2005 saw the team in the Celebration winner’s circle to defend their title as Amateur Mares and Geldings, Canter World Champions. During their streak of World Championship, Jubilee’s Star Wars and Dan Groover were the first to retire the Pat Kimbrough Memorial Challenge Trophy. This was quite a feat as the trophy was first won in 1969 by Goldfinger.
Jubilee’s Star Wars and Dan Groover made their final victory pass at the 2006 Money Tree Classic. Since then, Star Wars enjoyed the life of luxury on the farm of Winky and Sheila Groover where he passed on January 4, 2017 at the age of 28.