Henry "Red" Smith

The late Henry "Red" Smith trained Appaloosas for Hall of Famer Bill Jones for 31 years.  In addition to his race training expertise, Red won National championships in halter, cutting, roping and reining with such horses as 1963 World champion roping horse Loco Ace and 1967 World champion cutter Joker's Tipsy.  Horses were Red's life and he had a unique theory on cutting and racing horses. "A horse will make a trainer, a trainer doesn't make a horse," said Red. "Now, roping horses are different. A trainer does make a roping horse. You've got to actually train them to make them do everything you want [them to]."  In the racing world, Red's name is associated with the greats: Wing It, I Love Willie, Undercover Willie, Mundo Dinero, Built Tough, Salty Bull, Kid Bull, Dervish Maid and many others. Red's horses won the World Wide Futurity three times and placed three times.  Red considered Undercover Willie to be the most memorable horse of his career.  

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