Saturday, August 10, 2013

Saturday @ Lexington Jr. League Horse Show in 1953

8/10/13  This will be the final installment from the 1953 Lexington Jr. League Horse Show program.  The date was July 18, 1953  and at the matinee session, a ten pony hitch and Jimmy Richardson and his Organ entertain the crowd before the first class begins.  In the lead line class, Miss Fredericka Van Lennep is among the entries.  No results were given.  Second class was the Novice 3 gaited.  Fourth place went to Dodge Stable's Maid of Hearts.  Never heard of her?  Neither have I, but she placed fourth and that might be why.

Genius Queen won the Open Fine Harness class and Gay Gallant won the Minton Memorial 3 gaited.  They are pictured in the first installment of this program that was posted a couple of weeks ago.

The evening session started at 8PM.  The first class was a weanling championship.  First, second and third place went to entries from Clara Peck's Winganeek Farm.  She was heiress to the Woolworth department store fortune.  In fourth place was Cherry Parfait, a full sister to BHF Chocolate Parfait.
A couple classes later was the yearling championship, also won by a Winganeek Farm entry.  In third place was Chocolate Parfait.
This was an old ad for Winganeek Farm.  King's Sport is front & center.

The Amateur Five Gaited Stake was won by Beloved Belinda and her owner Joan Robinson.  Joan became the topic of the book, Blood & Money, a non-fiction story of her death in 1969. 

Beloved Belinda and Joan Robinson

After an Equitation class and a Harness Show Pony Championship, the Fine Harness Grand Championship took place.  The winner was Regal Aire, who's registered name was Denmark's Mokanna.  Second place went to Parading Lady and her owner Josephine Abercrombie Segura.  Also entered in the class was Sashay, registered as Ensign's Sashay.  This was before she went on to become a very good 3 gaited mare. 
Regal Aire was registered as Denmark's Mokanna


CH Ensign's Sashay later in her show career with Jean McLean Davis.

The 3 Gaited Grand Championship was won by Dodge Stables' Meadow Princess, ridden by Earl Teater.  Second was Emerald Future ridden by Earl's brother Lloyd Teater.  Fourth to Hazel Dawn Again.

CH Blue Meadow Princess with Earl Teater
CH Emerald Future (BHF)
Hazel Dawn Again with Art Simmons

Next came the Walking Horse Stake, so back then Walkers and Saddlebreds showed together at  Lexington.  After the Roadster to Wagon Stake, which had five entries, came the last class of the night.  Not to much question as to who won the Five Gaited Grand Championship.  Of course, it was Wing Commander shown by Earl Teater.  Second place went to Stonewalls Duke of Dixie, third to the lovely Wild Wind daughter,  As Beauty Does.  She was owned by the same man who later owned Colonel Boyle, and was shown by Art Simmons. 
CH Wing Commander
I wrote a big post on Wind for his birthday on 4/23/13.  Somehow when I edited it,
the post moved to July.  Lots of people have read it and he deserves the attention.


As Beauty Does was a daughter of my
broodmare, Wild Wind (BHF)



On the back of the Lexington Jr. League program was an ad for the sale of
Ridgefields Farm in Danville, Kentucky.
Ridgefields had been home to  breeding stallions Ridgefield's Genius,
Ridgefield's Rex, and Ridgefield's Denmark



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