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Ruby Bird, 31, euthanized
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - from Jonalee Farm

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What makes the Standardbred business so interesting are the little things that that make such an impact on the lives of members of the USTA.
 
Ruby Bird p, 2, 1:59 ($29,581) was not a great racehorse nor was she a great producer, but she was at best a great mother to several crops of yearlings raised at Jonalee Farm. Her impact on the lives of Jon and Leeanna Wiesman was immense to say the least.
 
Ruby Bird made just under $30,000 as a 2-year-old in 1987. The Weismans took the profits and purchased four lifetime breedings in Balance Image; the profits earned from the sale of his breeding over the next 12 years became the seed money for their farm and other businesses. For that reason, the Wiesmans will be forever indebted to her.
 
Ruby Bird lived to the grand old age of 31 and was euthanized Nov. 22, one day before the couple’s 31st wedding anniversary.

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