Saturday, July 13, 2013

Kate Haines (BHF)

Supreme Sultan

7/13/13  Notice anything interesting about Supreme Sultan's pedigree?  Three of his four great-grand-sires are full brothers.  The parents of this trio are the greats, King's Genius and Kate Haines.  They actually produced two other breeding stallions as well. 

Kate Haines (BHF)
Sun Flower X Kathryn Haines (BHF) by Rex Monroe

Kate Haines was the daughter and granddaughter of BHF.  Although she was bred to a number of good sires, her most famous offspring are the five stallion sons sired by King's Genius. 

Bourbon Genius  1933

Bourbon Genius was the oldest and best known of the stallions and was also a five gaited show horse.  He sired many good breeding stallions including Firefly Genius, Reverie's Bourbon Gale, Lexington Leader, Genius' Flying Saucer and of course Genius Bourbon King who sired Valley View Supreme.  His daughters were well known and prolific.  Dixiana's SpringCheer (BHF), Precious Miss (BHF) and Reverie's Bourbon Princess were just a few.  

 Genius of Stonyridge 1938

Genius of Stonyridge stood in Ohio and produced some nice horses.  His daughter Rachel's Genius was in the Broodmare Hall of Fame.   

  Leatherwood King  1939
Leatherwood King was owned by Leatherwood Farms and produced Judy O'Lee and Beverley Hills.  Both mares were in the BHF.

The Genius  1936

The Genius produced Abie's Genius and Diana Gay (BHF).  It's interesting that with the exception of Bourbon Genius, the best known offspring of these stallions were their daughters. 

The last brother was Leatherwood Genius, foaled in 1940.  He was also owned by Leatherwood Farms, but I've never found a picture of him.  

3/22/14 Finally found a picture of him in the February 1948 issue of Saddle & Bridle.

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