In the Quarter Horse racing world, Bobby Cox is a household name. The Fort Worth, Texas, resident has been running—and winning—with quarter horses since the 1970s. Currently an American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame member, Cox is adding another feather to his cap with the induction to the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.
He is the third all-time leading breeder of racing Quarter Horses, according to AQHA, and has bred more than 60 stakes-winning horses. Since 2000, Cox has earned more than $10 million as a racehorse owner, according to Equibase.
In 2004, Cox was named AQHA’s Owner of the Year and in 2010, the Texas Quarter Horse Association named him the Accredited Texas Breeder of the Year for his horses’ performances in 2009. Influential horses Cox oversaw include 2001 stallion Brimmerton and 2004 gelding Don't Let Down, both of which won the All American Derby (G1).
Cox is a Navy veteran and an accomplished businessman, owning familiar brands such as Taco Villa and Rosa’s Café & Tortilla Factory, which has more than 50 locations across Texas and surrounding states.