Inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2015.
Coy's Bonanza, l959 sorrel stallion, was a AAA-rated racehorse by Jaguar. He went to the track as a 3-year-old and ran until he hit his AAA rating. He also was phenomenal in the show ring....shown 53 times, earning 40 grand championships and 13 reserves, which positioned him as the l963 AQHA national high-point halter stallion.
Coy’s Bonanza’s foals became high-point horses in nearly every category: halter, reining, working cow horse, western pleasure and roping. From 16 foal crops, Coy’s Bonanza sired 228 foals. Of those, 26 were AQHA Champions, five were youth champions, 112 earned 4,633 halter points, 23 had Superiors in halter, 117 earned 4,248 performance points, 73 had performance Registers of Merit and 24 had Superiors in performance. He also sired five race starters.