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Equine Obituary – WGC Pusher’s Evening Star

Pusher’s Evening Star and Susan Gordon are shown when they won the 1995 Amateur Specialty Mares Word Championship.

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World Grand Champion Pusher’s Evening Star was humanely laid to rest on March 4, 2009 at the University of Tennessee due to a rare cancer. This 22-year-old mare was bred by William D. Thomas of Berea, Kentucky and was started by Buddy Dick in 1989. Ronald Sharp of Stanford, Ky., purchased her as a two-year-old.

In 1990 Brent and Becca Buck of Columbus, Ga., purchased this winning mare, along with another blue-roan three-year-old mare, Pushing In Dixie. Pusher’s Evening Star was by The Pusher C.G. and out of Adonis Mona Lisa. Becca showed both mares at the 1990 Celebration and won both of the Three-Year-Old Amateur Mare divisions with the two sisters. Buck then returned and won the 1990 Three-Year-Old Amateur World Grand Championship under the guidance of Edwards & Sons Stables.

In 1990 Pusher’s Evening Star was purchased by the Arthur Gordon family of Orange, Ca. Under the guidance of Russ Thompson Stables, this great mare won many blue ribbons for the Gordon family including several blues at the Celebration with both Susan Gordon and Russ Thompson in the saddle.

In 1999, Darwin Ordt of Murfreesboro, Tenn., purchased her for breeding purposes. In 2002 Star was purchased by the McGees of Lenoir, NC. Star produced several good foals, including Biniary, Papa’s Evening Star, Star Of The Ring, A Dangerous Evening, A Star’s Out and El Zorro’s Star. Her last foal by Jose’ Jose’, El Zorro’s Star. topped the Sand Creek Production sale in 2008.

This great mare left impressions on many during her long show career and will be long remembered for her exceptional performances.

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