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(Ima Firefighter's Dam)

*15.1 hands

*si 95, AAA, Racing ROM

*100,000+ Running Barrels

*3 Canadian Rodeo Finals

*Arena Records in US and Canada

*Campaigned by Rayel Robinson, NFR qualifier, Canadian Rodeo Champion...


"Ima could flat fly! She was the "terror of the carrot patch" when Rayel had her on the trail.  She was known for TREMENDOUS heart and try and would give it all, every time you asked. She was as good a mare running barrels as there ever was! 

Take care... Grant"

"Ima" is owned by Grant Little at


IMA COPPER BUG TOO SI 95 (1988), by Copper Bugs. $100,000 plus rodeo earnings, multiple Canadian National Finals qualifier and pro rodeo winner. On the track, 2 wins to 5, $3,652. Sister to BUGS JETLARK SI 98 ($18,756) and MISS COPPER BUG SI 104 ($15,029).

1ST Dam

JETLARKS JACKIE SI 91, by Stack O Jack (TB). 3 wins at 3 and 4, $1,889. Dam of 7 starters, 4 winners, 4 ROM racing

+BUGS JETLARK SI 98 (f. by Copper Bugs). 8 wins, $18,756. Midlands Gold Medallion F [R] [G3] Dam of 5 foals, 3 starters, 3 winners, 3 ROM

      +JUNOS COPPER BUG SI 109 (g. by Junos Back). 7 wins, placed at 8, $40,636, Ajax Downs Classic S-Ntr 330 yards.

     +Attaboy Fly SI 85 (c. Fit To Fly). Winner at 2 and 3,  $23,467.

+MISS COPPER BUG SI 104 (f. by Copper Bugs). 6 wins at 2 and 3, $15,029. Midlands Gold Medallion F [R].Dam.

+Copper Jets Chrome SI 73 (g. by Copper Bugs). In the arena, $1,033, Senior 2D money earner NBHA Colonial Nationals twice. On the track, $1,275, finalist Midlands Gold Medallion F [R] [G3].

+Quick Dashes Lark SI 90 (f. by Royal Quick Dash). Placed at 2 and 3, $2,045. Dam of 3 foals, 3 starters, 2 winners, 2 ROM

     +Streakin Miranda SI 92 (f. by Streakin La Jolla). Winner at 2, $15,983, finalist TQHA Sales F [R] [G1] .

     +Touch Of Grey (g. by Vivid Velocity). Winner at 3, 2009, $10,291.




(Ima Firefighter's GrandSire)

* si 109, * LTE $204,000,

*All American Futurity: 3rd (Winner of his Trial),

*All American Derby: Winner of his trial

*Sired by the Great Bugs Alive in 75! 

*The speed has come to Ima Firefighter through this powerful bloodline!



Copper Bugs

Winning his trial at the All American Futurity


Copper Bugs

Winning his trial at the All American Derby

Copper Bugs

setting a new track record

during the CanterBury Championships




Bugs Alive In 75  Bugs Alive In 75, Quarter Horse Race Sire

Bugs Alive In 75 was a World Champion and All American Futurity Winner who also earned his Superior Performance.

He also established himself a a leading broodmare sire:  He has been  #1 on  Maternal Grandsires List numerous times!

He sired World Champion Offspring, Superior Performance Offspring, AQHA Champion Offspring, ROM Performance Offspring, Race ROM Offspring, Race Money-earners, Barrel Racing Money-earners, Halter Point Earners, Performance Point Earners.

Today, Bugs Alive is making the greatest impression with his maternal offspring. His own daughters are older now, and growing scarce, but they are still producing horses of rare quality. Equistat has continually listed Bugs Alive In 75 as the number one leading maternal grandsire of barrel horses over the last 10 years, and there is no other horse even close. And by the way, when you look at the statistics, pay attention to the number of horses reported. If only one or two horses contribute to a high rating, then that winning horse could be a fluke. But Bugs Alive In 75 has hundreds of money winning horses contributing to his rating! That suggests this blood wins when crossed with many different types of mares, and when the horses are ridden by many different riders. Year after year, Bugs Alive In 75 continues to be the leading maternal sire of money winning barrel horses.

Bugs Alive died following colic surgery on December 15, 1985 at the age of 12. He was owned by the late Ralph Shebester, and Tommy Wells of Harrah, Oklahoma, stood him. In an interview with Barrel Horse News, Wells was asked about the traits the stallion passed on to his progeny. "Stamina and willpower," he said. "They're not quitters. Bugs wasn't a quitter. Pain's no problem, they just keep going."

In the barrel arena, Bugs Alive has sired some top money earners, and two (2) were out of the great mare, Slash J Harletta, the dam of Fire Water Flit. One of these was Smakabug, a 1980 model that took Celie Ray and Jimmie Munroe to the WPRA pay window. The other was I Got Bugs, a 1982 gelding that Celie Ray rode all the way to the NFR in 1987 and 1989.  


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