Monday, March 4, 2013

3/4/13 So it's on to the D's

So it’s on to the “D” horses.  No, that’s not their grade, just the first letter of their names.  I don’t have a lot of them, and I’ve already talked about one and there is another I’m going to feature in another broodmare segment.  Here we go.

Dazzling McDonald
Red McDonald out of a Bourbon Chief granddaughter. 

Never heard of him?   He was another Michigan stallion.  Born and bred in Kentucky, then sold to Charles Doll from Mt. Clemens Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.   One of his daughters, Ottawa’s Empress, was owned by my neighbor, Dr. Elrod.  Again, you’ve probably never heard of her, but when I asked Dr. Elrod’s son who his favorite horse from their farm was, he said Ottawa’s Empress.  They didn’t breed her, but eventually bought her dam and tried to produce another one like her.  I came across her in the 1951 February issue of Saddle & Bridle.  She was the 10th highest point scoring horse for 1950, behind Meadow Princess & Wing Commander of Dodge Stables, Emerald Future, and The Replica,  so she must have been a decent horse. 

Dr. McChord
McDonald Peavine out of a Red Rex mare

This is a pretty awful picture, but I know he stood in Michigan and sired a few horses at Ottawa Creek Farm.

Dance Awhile
CH Star Waltz out of a Truly Stonewall mare

Such a cute baby picture.  She is a big, tall girl now and still has that big long neck.

Diana Gay (BHF)
The Genius out of a Kalarama Rex mare

Her sire, The Genius, was a full brother to Bourbon Genius.  More about his famous siblings later.  Diana Gay was in the Broodmare Hall of Fame for producing CH Scarlett Flame and CH Valley View Supreme. 

Dixie Duchess (BHF)
Stonewall Supreme X Dixie Sure Enough by Mountain Peavine

I will talk more about her in another broodmare feature, but she is one of 6 daughters of Stonewall Supreme to make the BHF. 

CH Dream Waltz BHF

See my last post for her picture.  She is the dam of stallions Waltz King and Supreme Spirit.  She is also the dam of a nice mare, Dream Awhile, who was the dam of CH Star Waltz.  This makes her  great grand dam of Dance Awhile picture above.

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