World Grand Champion The Duck was humanely laid to rest on March 12, 2017. The 27-year-old black stallion was owned by the Dr. Jim Baum family of Shelbyville, Tenn. for most of his life.

Foaled on March 8, 1990, The Duck was sired by Duck River Pride and out of a Triple Threat mare. In 1999, Rodney Dick directed him to the 15.2 & Under World Grand Championship. Together, The Duck and Dr. Jim Baum amassed many blue ribbon wins throughout his lengthy show ring career.