A. B. Green
From his Green Pastures Ranching in Purcell, Oklahoma, oilman A.B. Green raised and raced some of the most famous horses of their day, with four of his horses honored with induction into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame: Miss Meyers, Barbara L, Go Man Go, and Miss Olene.
He bought Barbara L in 1947 for $3,500 and raced her for four more years before retiring her to the broodmare band with track earnings of $32,836. Barbara L’s daughter Miss Olene won $31,022 on the track before producing the earners of $700,673.
In 1953, A.B. bought Miss Meyers for $6,000, a tidy sum for a mare in those days. She went on to set track records at four different tracks, was the highest-money earning horse of 1953 and was world champion and champion mare.
After Go Man Go’s freshman season in 1955, A.B. purchased him from J.B. Ferguson for $42,000 cash. A.B. owned and raced Go Man Go from 1955 to 1957, the same years Go Man Go was the world champion racing horse.
In all, horses that A.B. bred earned $1,515,340 on the track, with Mr Kid Charge earning the most, $299,187. In 1971, A.B. was the leading breeder of racing American Quarter Horses by money earned.
Horses that A.B. bred also earned nearly $1,200 in National Cutting Horse Association competition and 469.5 points in AQHA competition.
Kid Meyers, a son of Miss Meyers and Three Bars (TB), was a steady racer with earnings of more than $10,000. When he returned home from the track, A.B. asked trainer Jerry Wells to assess Kid Meyers as a halter prospect, and they decided to point the colt toward AQHA’s new Supreme Champion award and earned the title.
In the breeding barn, Kid Meyers sired Mr Kid Charge, the winner of the 1971 All American Futurity.
A.B. was inducted into the Ruidoso Hall of Fame, along with Kid Meyers. Go Man Go was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 1990, followed by Barbara L in 2007, Miss Meyers in 2009 and Miss Olene in 2013. A.B. Green was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2014 and the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2008.