Saturday, September 13, 2014

9/13/14 Kalarama Rex and his show ring stars

9/13/14 The last couple of weeks examined Kalarama Rex' sons and daughters who made important contributions in the breeding world of American Saddlebreds.  This week looks at some of the stars of the show ring that made Kalarama Rex a leading sire of his day.  There are duplicates from previous posts since many of these sons and daughters had successful show ring careers before their breeding careers.

Kalarama Rex showing in harness

Allen Adair
f. 1929, out of Thelma Lee by Noble Denmark
This black gelding was the World's Champion Fine Harness horse in 1934, 1935 and 1936.
  Still searching for his photo, but didn't want to leave out his accomplishments.

Blue Hawaii
f. 1939, out of Gifted Lady (BHF) by My Donald Dare
This talented bay gelding won many titles at Louisville,
including WC Junior 5 gaited, the 5 gaited gelding stake twice,
the 5 gaited ladies stake and he was Reserve World's Grand Champion in 1944.

Blue Hawaii
Shown here at the trot with Mrs. James B Johnson, aka Frances Dodge.
He was also shown by Edward Barham, Wallace Bailey and Earl Teater.

Fairy Slippers
f. 1934, out of Sarah Reed by Red Light 2nd
Sorry, no picture of this lovely black filly that won the ASB Futurity
at Louisville as a weanling and yearling.  She went on to be a
successful broodmare and was mother of Ace's Fairy,
Victory Ace and Ace's Beauty Box (BHF).

Fourth Estate (BHF)
f. 1943,dam Lauradell by McDonald Peavine
This mare is best known as Will Shriver's grand dam,
but she was also a good 3 gaited show mare.
She was the Kentucky County Fair 3 gaited champion in 1948. 

Kalarama Colonel
f. 1938, out of Edith Gatley (BHF) by Kentucky Choice
At the 1941 Kentucky State Fair, this over achiever won
the Kentucky County Fair Fine Harness championship,
the 3 year old Fine Harness stake and
the 3 year old five gaited stake.  Wow.

Kalarama King
f. 1931, out of Spelling Bee (BHF) by King Vine
This full brother to Meadow Majesty won the five gaited stallion stake
at Louisville in 1937 and 1938.

Nellie Pidgeon (BHF)
f. 1938 out of Margie Kelly by Red Light 2nd.   
Nellie Pidgeon was an excellent 3 gaited show horse who won the three gaited World's Grand Championship in 1947.  She is shown here with trainer Garland Bradshaw.

Noble Kalarama
f. 1931,  out of Daisy Reed by Noble Denmark
Here he is at age 8.  Read more about him in
his own post from 4/12/14.

Roberta Searing
f. 1933, out of Sport Fashion by King's Sport
A fancy looking 3 gaited mare.

Royal Gold
f. 1934, out of Frances Carmen by Carmen King by Bourbon King
This chestnut gelding twice won the Ladies 5 gaited stake at Louisville
with his owner Mary Fisher of Dixiana Farms.

Society Rex
f. 1937, out of Spoonbill (BHF) by Sunflower
Best known as a breeding stallion, he also showed in Fine Harness.

Startling Kalarama
f. 1941, out of Ruth Roland by Astral Peavine
He was the WGC in Fine Harness in 1946.

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