Tuesday, April 30, 2013

"E" for Excellent!

4/30/13  Wing Commander is a tough topic to follow, so I’m falling back on the alphabet routine again.  We're going backwards in the alphabet, since the E's were missed earlier this  month.
Edith Gatley (BHF)
Kentucky Choice X Mary Emily by Montgomery Chief
Another one of the old broodmares, this girl foaled in 1914. 
She produced 13 colts in 17 years, the best known being her oldest and youngest.
Her oldest son, Mercer Rex was a breeding stallion by Rex Peavine and
 her youngest son, Kalarama Colonel, was by Rex Peavine's son Kalarama Rex.
Kalarama Colonel was also a well known breeding and show stallion.
His picture is in my 12/28/12 post. 
Edith's best known daughter was a full sister to Mercer Rex.
Her name was Spirit of Kentucky, and she was also in the Broodmare Hall of Fame,
as was her daughter Reverie's Desdemona and her granddaughter Kate Shriver.
Edith began a string of 4 consecutive BHF mares.

 Edna May (BHF)
Rex Peavine X Lee Wood by Peavine 85
Edna May was a great show mare and was foaled in 1903. 
 After her show days were over, she produced a few colts. 
Her last colt was her greatest, Edna May's King, shown below.
She was bred and in foal to Bourbon King again,
but was lost in the Cuban Revolution. What was
an American Saddlebred mare doing in Cuba?

 Edna May's King
Bourbon King X Edna May (BHF) by Rex Peavine
If he had only sired CH Anacacho Shamrock and Anacacho Denmark, he'd still be famous.  Shamrock sired CH Wing Commander and Denmark sired a ton of good horses. 
However, Edna May's King sired a whole lot of other horses,
many with the Anacacho prefix.  He was owned by Anacacho Ranch much of his life.
Anacacho Revel was mentioned in the 1/21/13 post.
Daughter Anacacho Trail produced colts until she was 34 years old.
Anacacho Priness was in the BHF, as was his daughter Edna May's Delight.
 Elizabeth's Choice
Kingston's Choice X Elizabeth Aaron by Crespus Dare
This filly was shown as a weanling and yearling, but doesn't
appear to have any show or produce record after that.
Her full sister, View Point's Belle, was the 3rd dam
of another horse I bought from Ottawa Creek Farm.
 Ensign Kirby
Cameo Kirby X Girl of My Dreams by Rex Chief A
Ensign Kirby's sire, Cameo Kirby, was a full brother to Anacacho Denmark and
Cameo Kirby sired CH The Lemon Drop Kid, one of the greatest Fine Harness horses ever.
Perhaps Ensign Kirby's most famous line went from his son Ensign's Storm Warning,
to Ensign's Storm Warning's daughter, Tropical Gale. Tropical Gale only
produced one colt, but that was Chubasco, sire of many, many pinto Saddlebreds.
Ensign's King
Anderson Aire X Ensign's Joy by Ensign Kirby
King was a much loved Saddlebred who travelled the trails
around Oak Openings Metro Park in Lucas County Ohio. 
He is pictured here getting ready to go on a trail ride. 
He lived well into his 20's.  Isn't he the spitting
image of his sire, Anderson Aire?

CH Enticing Lady
Stonewall's Sumac-Lad X CH Alluring Lady by Lucky Kalarama
Here is another mare bred, raised, and owned her entire life
by Mrs. Isabel Robson.  She's shown here as a 3-gaited horse by George Knight.
She also showed as a fine harness horse, like her dam.  She only produced four colts.
Her first colt was CH Albelarm Supremacy (see 4/17/13), so this is my Loretta's grandmother.
Her youngest colt was Globetrotting Lady (BHF). 
I guess CH Enticing Lady's motto was quality, not quantity.

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