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Equine Obituary… CH Sultan’s Hot Copy


CH Sultan’s Hot Copy


Bred by the famed Missouri horseman, Charlie Judd, CH Sultan’s Hot Copy was foaled April 24, 1988, a son of Sultan’s Unforgettable and Hot Flash by CH Courageous Admiral. With a show career that spanned 15 winning years, Hot Copy died November 8, 2007.


With Virgil Helm as her trainer, Roberta Rassieur selected Hot Copy for a prospect. Helm debuted him at St. Louis, winning the 1990 Two-Year-Old Fine Harness class. Helm gaited the colt and the next year was sixth in the three-year-old stallion/gelding class at Louisville.


DeLovely Farm would be the next owner and Raymond Shively rode him to a fifth place finish in Louisville’s Junior Five-Gaited Stallion/Gelding class. Todd Miles took over next year and had a good season including winning the novice class at Asheville.


From DeLovely the athletic gelding was selected by Carolyn Garrett and put in training with George Knight. Kim Skipton got the call in the beginning and won at River Ridge, Indy, Rock Creek and Bonnie Blue before taking reserve at Lexington and third at Louisville. Carolyn took over in the fall of ’95 and captured a reserve in the amateur gaited division at the American Royal. They would continue with many good shows over the next few seasons including third in the amateur championship at Louisville.


In 1999, CH Sultan’s Hot Copy was moved to the three-gaited show pleasure division where Carolyn rode him to many titles including a victory pass at Lexington Junior League and a reserve world’s championship in Freedom Hall. While Hot Copy did very well at Lexington and Louisville throughout his career, it seemed that Bonnie Blue was his show. Shown in both the gaited and pleasure divisions at the Lexington, Va., show, Hot Copy was credited with seven wins and seven reserves from that venue.


“I can’t thank Carolyn [Garrett] enough for sharing him with me,” said Kim Skipton. “He was such a fun horse to show and he was one of the few that George [Knight] trained that he never showed.”

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