New Decade

Azure Te, in the vernacular of old-school horsemen, was the “right kind” of Thoroughbred. His blood improved the Quarter Horse. With his first crop of Quarter Horses, Azure Te placed two finalists in the 1971 All American Futurity, including fastest qualifier Come Six, who ended the season as champion freshman gelding. From that first crop, only one starter wasn’t a winner, and all that had more than one start ran a speed index of 80 or better.