- F. R. "Bob" Blair
a deep interest in racing, Bob Blair superheaded the drive
for the acceptance of Appaloosa racing.
Through his efforts, the first state sanctioned race
was established in 1962.
Blair served as director of racing for the ApHC from
tenure, the number of states approved Appaloosa racing increased
from one to four and from one pari-mutuel race in 1962 to
416 races in 1977.