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Equine Death -CH Starfire Fox

CH Starfire Fox, the first western horse in Saddlebred history to earn CH status, was put down shortly after Thanksgiving due to complications from colic. First owned by Nealia McCracken of Northwind Stables, he was shown by McCracken's son Jason Molback to the Junior Exhibitor William Shatner Western Pleasure Reserve National Championship in 1992. "Trigger" also won the Christine Shaw Hunter Classic National Championship with Tom Thorpe the same year.

Donna Pettry Smith showed him to the William Shatner Working Western Pleasure National Championship in 1993 and the Hunter Classic National Championship in 1994.

In 1996 they were the Hunter Classic Reserve National Champions and in 1997 and 1999 were the Shatner Working Western Pleasure Reserve National Champions.

Between 1992 and 2001, Starfire Fox was in the top 10 every year in either the adult or junior exhibitor Shatner Western Pleasure National Finals, and he also won numerous People's Choice, Best of Breed and All American Awards throughout his career.

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