Legends Morning Blend: Silky smooth with a caramel nose; cocoa and almonds
First Down Dash is arguably the greatest race sire of all time. Bred by A.F. Stanley Jr. and B.F. Phillips Jr. out of the Gallant Jet mare First Prize Rose, First Down Dash continued the legacy at stud that started with his own sire, Dash for Cash. First Down Dash went on to surpass many of the all-time records set by Dash for Cash.
From 20 crops to race, First Down Dash has sired 1,163 winners, which includes 224 stakes winners.
For most of 2010, First Down Dash was on top of the leading sires of money earners list.
First Down Dash is the sire of a record six All American Futurity (G1) winners – Royal Quick Dash, Dash Thru Traffic, A Classic Dash, Corona Cash, Falling In Loveagain and No Secrets Here – and a record six Champion of Champions (G1) winners – Wave Carver, Ocean Runaway, Cash For Kas, The Down Side, A Ransom and Dashing Folly.
On the racetrack, First Down Dash won 13 of 15 career starts and earned $857,256. As a 3-year-old in 1987, he had a near-perfect campaign with six stakes victories, including the Grade 1 Los Alamitos and Dash For Cash derbies and the Champion of Champions. He was that year’s AQHA World Champion.
American Quarter Horse racing’s most prolific stallion died at age 26 on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2010, at Vessels Stallion Farm in Bonsall, California.
“He laid down and went to sleep peacefully. He was missing Scoop and his sunflower seeds,” said Bonnie Vessels, referring to her husband, Frank “Scoop” Vessels III, who was killed in a private-plane crash in August, 2010.
Dr. Ed Allred, the sport’s all-time leading breeder said, “First Down Dash was an amazing horse. He was a sire of sires. What an incredible and great career... he was in one word ‘amazing.’ ”
First Down Dash was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2011.
Profits from the First Down Dash – Legends Morning Blend will be donated to The Scoop Vessels Scholarship Fund, managed by the American Quarter Horse Association.
This year we're helping Coal Creek Meals on Wheels celebrate their 45th Anniversary with a very special blend of coffee! This is a great way to support an incredible cause and perk yourself up in the morning! $5 of every bag purchased goes to support Coal Creek Meals on Wheels!
Coal Creek Meals on Wheels is proud to have served our communities of Lafayette, Louisville, Superior and Erie for the past 45 years.
Their mission is to provide daily nutritious meals and related support services to members of our community in need, helping them to live with dignity in their own homes.
They truly deliver more than a meal. Their drivers are trained to do a wellbeing check on each client on a daily basis, to ensure all their needs are being met. The socialization aspect of their service is equally important as a nutritious, hot meal.
It is important to note that Meals on Wheels serves anyone in need, regardless of age.
If you live in their service area, Meals on Wheels will feed you! They prepare their food from scratch each morning. All their food is low sodium, low sugar and they use organic ingredients as much as they can, including organic pork and beef.
Meals on Wheels also serves lunchtime meals at their location at Josephine Commons. All seniors are welcome to attend. It is a lively crowd and much laughter is heard during the meal!
To sign up for delivery meals call 303-665-0566. For reservations for an on-site meal, call 303-661-1494. To see what Meals on Wheels is serving this month, go to our website http://www.coalcreekmow.org/
Thank you for your support!
We're thrilled to have partnered with the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center to bring you the 'Galloping Bean' Coffee Blend. Your purchase of Galloping Bean supports CTRC's mission: to change the lives of people with disabilities by promoting their physical, psychological and social well being through equine assisted activities.
This beautifully blended dark roast will have you galloping around your home or office! And knowing that $5 of every bag purchased goes directly back to CTRC will have you neigh-ing for more!
Want a decaffeinated version? We have that too! And $5 of every bag also goes to CTRC.
Giddyup and order your Galloping Bean coffee today! Orders of 12 bags or more receive a 15% discount! Just enter code CTRC12 at checkout!
Want to learn more about CTRC? Click here!
All five of these incredible horses emblazoned on very special coffee blends chosen with each horse's personality in mind.
Proceeds from coffee sales will be directed to several aftercare organizations in order to
assist with equine care and program support costs, including New Vocations, Old Friends, and A Home for Every Horse. Additionally, profits from the First Down Dash – Legends Morning Blend will be donated to The Scoop Vessels Scholarship Fund, managed by the American Quarter Horse Association.
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