Looks like a stumper this week. The correct answer is T. V. Lark, the American champion turf horse of 1961 and the first California-bred to lead the American general sire list. At the time he bred and raised T. V. Lark. Dr. Walter Lucas had only a half-acre of land for Miss Larksfly and her colt, making him a “backyard breeder” in truth. A few years later, Lucas moved his breeding operations to the much larger Land O' Lark Farm—all of 15 acres.
I'm Avalyn Hunter, an author, pedigree researcher and longtime racing fan with a particular interest in Thoroughbred mares and their contributions to the history of the breed.