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2002 World Grand Champion Out On Parole Retirement Ceremony



At the 75th Annual National Celebration the 2002 World Grand Champion, Out On Parole was officially retired. The ceremony was held on Friday, August 30, 2013. Out On Parole was a truly memorable World Grand Champion. Before he and trainer Steve Dunn entered the ring, the lights went down and the spotlights focused on the entry gate.  The entire ceremony from start to finish was held under the spotlights.

The Celebration Announcer, Bobby Sands, read the following…

“Randall and Sadie Baskin invite you to join them for the retirement ceremony of their World Grand Champion.

Ladies and Gentlemen, please make welcome in his last show ring appearance…2002 World Grand Champion Out On Parole with his trainer Steve Dunn in the irons. Foaled in 1997, by Pusher’s Doing Time and out of Pride’s Golden Doll, this stunningly beautiful black roan stallion found his forever home at an early age. He was purchased by Randall and Sadie Baskin of Autumn Crest Farm in Franklin, Tenn., at the age of 19 months.

The Baskin’s took the promising youngster to Bud Dunn & Son Stables in Florence, Ala. There is started his career under the direction of Steve Dunn, who quickly recognized the talent and temperament that would make the colt one of the greatest stallions of the breed. He has remained with Steve for his entire career, first in the show ring and then in the breeding shed. But, first and foremost, he is a royal ambassador of the Tennessee Walking  Horse breed, gaining countless friends and fans along the way.

Oops, as he has come to be known, was the Two-Year-Old Reserve World Grand Champion and the Four-Year-Old World Grand Champion prior to winning the 2002 World Grand Championship, making him one of a select few of the breed to accomplish this record.

Taking their responsibility to the industry and the breed seriously, the Baskins did not retire Oops after his big win. Instead, the exhibited Oops at every opportunity. They felt it was their duty to show everyone a true, natural walking horse with beauty, conformation and most of all personality."


Click Here for the Retirement Ceremony Video of Out On Parole

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