Miss Cee Blair to be Inducted into National Reining Horse Association Hall of Fame

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Miss Cee Blair, one of the reining world's most talented performing and producing mares will be inducted into the National Reining Horse Association Hall of Fame.

Sired by Blair Cee, out of Lady Masota Star, Miss Cee Blair was foaled in 1977. She finished fifth out of 237 entries at the 1980 NRHA Futurity, tying with Topsail Cody in a go-round of the Futurity. Following the Futurity, she was retired and began her career as a broodmare.

In 1982, she produced her first foal and first World Champion, Cee Leo Step (2-time NRHA World Champion and NRHA Hall of Fame inductee owned by Susan & Tony Lomangino; LTE $38,421.69). Next was Cee Royal Step in 1983 (1987 NRHA Derby Reserve Open Champion and Intermediate Non Pro Reserve World Champion owned by John Boegner, Jr.; LTE $29,567.71) and Cee Bugler Step in 1984 (unshown). All three were sired by Leo Bu Step.

After four years and three foals, Miss Cee Blair returned to the show world in 1985. That year, she was shown in 13 open classes, placing first ten times. She won $17,078.50 that year to claim the 1985 NRHA Open World Championship. Her last show of the year and of her career was at the 1985 All American Quarter Horse Congress, where her first foal made his futurity debut.

Miss Cee Blair was again retired to the broodmare band and in 1987 produced Senorita Miss Cee (owned by W.P. Brush; LTE $23,702.38) by Corona Cody. The next year she produced Cee Blair Sailor (Three-time NRHA World Champion owned by David Connor; LTE $97,843.97) by Topsail Cody. Bred back to Topsail Cody in 1989, she produced Topsail Ma Cee Blair (1998 Limited Non Pro World Champion owned by Jerry Hawkins; LTE $6,896.80).

In 1992, she was bred to Topsail Whiz and produced Dixie Whiz Kid (unshown). Her 1993 foal by Topsail Whiz was The Whiz Master (owned by Bonnie Hippensteel; LTE $26,541.93). Bred to Jamzey Step in 1994, she produced Royal Cassadaga (owned by George Bell; $21,117.52). Her next two foals - Cee Miss Hollywood by Custom Crome and Mr Bill Royal by Jamzey Step were not shown.

In all, Miss Cee Blair produced 11 foals by six different stallions that have earned $244,092 in NRHA earnings and two NRHA Hall of Fame inductions. She is second on the National Reining Horse Association All Time Producing Dam List.

Until his death early in 2001, Miss Cee Blair was owned by Roland Beeson. Today she is owned by George Bell of Raleigh, North Carolina, as directed in Beeson's will.

The induction will take place during the Annual NRHA Awards Banquet at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Scheduled for May 17, the banquet is one of the highlights during NRHA Derby week in Oklahoma City.