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Catching up with Dena Kirkpatrick

If you have been around barrel racing very long, you know Sugar Moon Express, aka “Martha.” Have you also heard of Fols Classy Snazzy, Willy Nick Bar, Leaving Lucille, or Chicago Moon Express? Many of us have and there is one common denominator that links all of these successful horses. Dena Kirkpatrick. Barrel Horse News was fortunate enough to catch up with Dena for a few minutes during a break at her clinic held in Fort Collins, Colo.

One of barrel racing’s most beloved icons, John Read Foster’s been playing the game for nearly 50 years.

He might not remember the registered name of every horse that he’s owned, shown or admired, but John Read Foster can darn sure tell you how that horse was bred. He can tell you what it won and more than likely who was riding it.