Saturday, June 29, 2013

News from January 1945 National Horseman

Recently I purchased some old saddlebred magazines from my friend Cheri off Ebay, so I thought I would post some highlights.  The cover price for the magazine in 1945 was 50 cents. 

On the cover of the magazine was Dodge Stables' star, Sweet Rhythm, trained and shown by Wallace Bailey.  There was an obituary for the same Wallace Bailey, trainer for Dodge Stables,  which at that time located in Rochester Michigan.  A few pages later was an ad for the saddlebred nursery, Maryland Farm.  It's trainer was Earl Teater.  A few months later, Earl Teater would become the new trainer for Dodge Stables, a position he held until his death in the early 1970's.

Sweet Rhythm was on the cover.
She later was a BHF.

The main focus of this issue was broodmares, with several nice articles on care of the broodmare, selection of stallions to enhance your mare's potential, the question of closing the Saddlebred registry to no longer allow in horses of "mixed" blood, and a feature on Ware's Sensation, now in the Broodmare Hall of Fame.  Many nice farms advertised their stallion, but then listed some of their choice broodmares.  Here are some highlights.
This drawing of Ware's Sensation was
drawn by noted artist Helen Hayse.

Nawbeek Farm, Paoli, Pennsylvania  owned by Wm. Robinson.  Standing at stud was American Born and some of the mares included Kate Peavine and Edna May's Delight, both were later BHF, as well as top producers American Maytime and Lina Lee Lewis.
American Maytime

Magnolia Farms, Memphis, Tennessee was managed  by Garland Bradshaw.  Top mares included  Luise Rainer, and My Revelretta, who produced Dodge Stables' My Show Boat, .
Luise Rainer

Maryland Farm, Brentwood Tennessee,  owned by Mr & Mrs Truman Ward, Earl Teater manager, stood American Ace.  Some of their best mares were Dona San Juan, Janet Sue, Maryland's Bird  and Watch Charm.  All were later in the Broodmare Hall of Fame. 

Crebilly Farm, West Chester, Pennsylvania owned by James K. Robinson, stood Sensation Rex.  Among his broodmare band was Wild Wind (BHF) who founded her own dynasty.  I'm going to write a whole post about her.  She's awesome. 
Sensation Rex

Land O'Goshen Farms, Goshen, Kentucky owned by William Belknap and managed by S.Y Tupper.  Mr. Belknap was an early director of ASHBA, the forerunner of ASHA.  Their top mare, Kalabara O'Goshen, produced Ace O'Goshen and Gilded Gal O'Goshen who was the dam of Gallant Guy O'Goshen. 
This filly was named Pre-War-Stuff O'Goshen.
No kidding. 

Ridgefields Farm, Kingsport Tennessee, owned by C P Edwards and managed by Jack Blythe. They stood Gallant Knight.  Top mares included Gay Soubrette, Emily Brickley, Sporting Nancy and The Genius' Queen. 
Gay Soubrette

Gallant Knight was out of Highland Perle

Reverie Knoll Farms, Danville, Kentucky, owned by Freeman Keys, and the farm stood stallions Anacacho Denmark, Bourbon Genius and Arletha's Easter Cloud. Top mares were Lady Emily, Spirit of Kentucky, and Highland Perle.  Highland Perle didn't make it into the BHF like the other two at Reverie Knoll, but  her son Gallant Knight was mentioned in the above paragraph. 
Spirit of Kentucky, left and Highland Perle, right.

Minton Hickory Farm, Barbourville, Kentucky, owned by Miss Nola Minton, managed by Robert McCray.  This farm stood Nawbeek's Highland King.  Among the mares listed in their ad, Ina Walker and Nola's Glory later went into the BHF

It was nice to see the mare side get a lot of credit in this magazine issue.  Obviously, with the number that later went into the BHF, many of the mares mentioned were top notch.







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