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Equine Obituary-Jose’s Star Attraction



 

 

On Monday, April 18, 2016, WC Jose’s Star Attraction, an eight-year-old stallion owned and loved by Lee and Carole Baxter of Alexandria, La., was found deceased in his stall at Dale Watts Stables An autopsy later showed that his anterior interties (lower intestine) was inflamed causing his stomach to rupture. 

By Jose’ Jose’ and out of Pusher’s Dollar & Sense, Jose’s Star Attraction was foaled on October 2, 2007, to Willard and Linda Townson of Woodville, Ala. He began his training under the direction of Justin Jenne’ winning his first blue at the 2010 National Trainers’ Show in the Riders’ Cup Two-Year-Old Stallions class. Under the ownership of the Townsons, the talented stallion with a huge heart was shown many times capturing wins at popular shows such as The Spring Fun Show, Morehead Spring Classic and the Warren Country Lions Club.  

In the spring of 2013, Jose’s Star Attraction was moved to Dale Watts Stables where he quickly caught the eye of Carole and Lee Baxter. This new team captured 22 blues with Carole and trainer Josh Watts sharing saddle time. This past Celebration Carole and Jose’s Star Attraction accomplished their dream as they won the Owner-Amateur Novice Lady Riders on Novice Stallions World Championship. Other wins for this duo include blue ribbons at the Heart O Dixie, Chennault Foundation Memorial, Laurel Charity, Mississippi Charity, McComb Charity, Money Tree Classic, Union Parish, Winnsboro Charity, Spring Fun Show and MWHA Fall Classic. The team made their final show ring appearance Saturday night, April 16. That night, Jose’s Star Attraction gave 110% as he carried Carole again to the winner’s circle at the Cajun Classic. This unforgettable team was a great ambassador for the breed and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. 

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