Podcast With Author Joe Merrick Debuts Friday on StallioneSearch
Joe Merrick (left) holds the 1969 All American Futurity trophy with his dad Walter Merrick in the Ruidoso Downs winner's circle 54-years ago on September 1, 1969.

cr. 1969 Ruidoso Downs
Podcast With Author Joe Merrick Debuts Friday on StallioneSearch

by Greg Thompson,

DALLAS, TX–MAY 10, 2023–An upcoming book chronicling the two-year old racing season of 1969 All American Futurity winner and legendary runner Easy Jet, first-time author Joe Merrick will be the focus of episode 32 of QH Racing Talk podcast when it debuts Friday on

Merrick is the son of AQHA Hall of Fame owner-trainer-breeder Walter Merrick,

The AQHA Hall of Fame runner and sire Easy Jet rattled out an epic two-year old campaign in 1969 that saw the son of Jet Deck score 22-victories from a lofty 26-starts as a two year-old.

During that 1969, Easy Jet qualified and claimed victories in eight stakes races–the Blue Ribbon Futurity, Columbus Triple Crown Futurity, Lubbock Downs, Futurity, Laddie Stakes at Centennial Park, Rocky Mountain QHA Futurity, All American Congress Futurity, Sunland Park Fall Futurity, Kansas Futurity, and the All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs.

First-time author Joe Merrick was a 12-year-old boy during the legendary run by his father's trainee in 1969. He has written the upcoming book that will give the account of those events from the perspective of the pre-teenage adolescent. Merrick is in the finishing stages of completing the book and no release date has been set.

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