Bill Warren 000670. Argyle A. McAllen began introducing stallions to the ranch from other regions of Texas. Argyle bought Bill Warren 1939. A sorrel stallion that began a lasting relationship with quarter horses and their importance on the ranch. He is a paternal grandson to Traveler and a maternal grandson to Little Joe 1. Bred by the founding president of the AQHA, Bill Warren


James B. McAllen purchased a Morgan trotting stallion in Kentucky to introduce into the herd at San Juanito


When James B. McAllen offered to sell his interest in Santa Anita to William E. Halsell, his share of the stock amounted to 400 head of horses. At the time, Halsell owned 1/4 of the ranch, which was not yet fenced. Therefore, it seems that the Santa Anita had about 1,600 head of horses on it at that time. This was during a drought as well. James B. McAllen valued the horses at $3 per head


Seventy-five horses participated in a drive up the Chisholm Trail to Kansas and were likely sold upon their arrival


Santa Anita suffered a loss of 250 horses to rustling. A claim filed with the U.S. government claimed they were worth $60


McAllen hired F.F. Fenn (Gilbert Kingsbury) to show horses for him


The value of a horse was approximately $50 per head. John McAllen sold $2,100 worth of horses from the Santa Anita to the Mexican army. This was 42 head


Doña Salomé Ballí de Young files a claim with the United States government for 3 mules and 1 horse, each at $50 per head


The earliest mention of horses at Santa Anita occurs in the inventory of the estate of José Manuel Gómez. The inventory claimed that at the time of his death he owned: 44 cattle, 4,000 goats and sheep, 351 mules and horses, including one named “Pintitas.” Manuel’s father, José Antonio Gómez, received in payment of his share 100 breeding mares, cows, 10 gentle horses, 1 yoke of oxen and other horses, with the same left to Manuel’s widow, María Gregoria Ballí de Gómez.