Saturday, November 29, 2014

11/30/14 A Broodmare Triple Treat

11/30/14 A Broodmare Triple Treat

After four weeks of Michigan Saddlebreds followed by four weeks of the 1968 Kentucky State Fair Horse Show results, what should come next?  I was kicking around a few ideas in my head, but then I spotted a cute picture of three Saddlebred broodmares on Facebook.  They were standing in front of a barn, just staring perfectly at the camera as if someone had lined them up at a show.  My soft spot for broodmares made me decide very quickly to feature three mares from the Broodmare Hall of Fame.  There are many to choose from, and some have already been done, so these are the three I pulled out of a hat. They are very unique mares, from different eras, and are very different from one another.
Just waiting for spring!

Annie C. was one of the first mares inducted into the BHF and was written up in the 1986 May/June issue of the American Saddlebred magazine.    When bred to Bourbon Chief, she produced the full brothers Bourbon King, Marvel King, Brilliant King & Montgomery Chief.  I can’t imagine a horse today that doesn't trace to this mare.

Annie C.  (BHF)
f. 1891  Wilson's King by Harrison Chief X Kate by Richelieu King

Bourbon King

Montgomery Chief

Brilliant King

Marvel King

Miss Chatterbox  produced 4 colts, all gelded, and 3 fillies.  Of the three fillies, only one reproduced and those offspring did not have any colts.  Therefore, Miss Chatterbox has no living descendants left after only two generations.  So why did she make the BHF?  Two of her gelded sons were WGC’s in Fine Harness.  They were the great CH Lemon Drop Kid and his full brother CH Bit O’Chatter that was shown as High Button Shoes.  Miss Chatterbox did have a full sister who also ended up as a broodmare.  You can read more about Milady Betty here:

Miss Chatterbox (BHF) f. 1935   Pure Denmark X Milady Minton (BHF) by Crouch's Chief
Miss Chatterbox (BHF)
shown by Marty Mueller in 1945 in a 5-gaited mare class

CH The Lemon Drop Kid
Cameo Kirby X Miss Chatterbox (BHF) 
WGC Fine Harness 1956 -1959

CH Bit O'Chatter, shown as High Button Shoes
A full brother to The Lemon Drop Kid, he was WGC FH in 1955

Melody O’Lee (BHF)

If she only had been the dam of Supreme Sultan, her place in Saddlebred history would be secure, but she also produced CH Lilli O’Lee, Supreme Dugger, and Super Supreme.   She died in 1974 at the age of 21.
Melody O'Lee (BHF)
f. 1953  Anacacho Denmark X Judy O'Lee (BHF) by Leatherwood King

Supreme Sultan by Valley View Supreme out of Melody O'Lee
Super Supreme was a full brother to Supreme Sultan

CH Lilli O'Lee by Genius Bourbon King X Melody O'Lee

And of course I had to include my favorite broodmare

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

11/22/14 1968 Kentucky State Fair - Stake night

11/22/14  Here is the 4th and final installment about the results found in the 1968 Kentucky State Fair Horse Show Official Program.  The cost was $1.00 and it wasn't nearly as large as the programs we have today.  The last three weeks of this blog have featured young horses, junior exhibitors and amateur exhibitors, but the best was saved for last.  The show also included Hackney ponies, pleasure horses (on a very limited scale), county fair classes, equitation, roadsters, Tennessee Walkers and pony classes in its 103 classes. 

Let's look at who showed in these classes.  Of course, My-My was the reigning 5-Gaited horse.  This powerful mare had won for the last five years and was attempting to match the record of the great Wing Commander with 6 consecutive wins.  Could she do it?  In the 3 gaited division, Bellissima was the returning champion.  Would she and trainer Tom Moore win another championship?  Duke of Daylight was a two time champion in Fine Harness, and was often shown by his amateur owner.  He won the Ladies Fine Harness Stake with Mrs. Palmer in 1968, but would he come back in the championship stake to show with trainer Tom Moore?  Note how many of these horses are now  CHampions, although the designation didn't exist in 1968. 

Class 16 Fine Harness Mare
1.  Captivation - registered as CH Folly's Gypsy
2.  CH Mountain Highland Voodoo
3.  CH Look at Me from Rose-a-Lee - shown as Look at Me
4.  Sea Angel -there is no horse registered in this name  *see more info under FH Stake*
CH Look at Me from Rose-A-Lee
f. 1963  King of Rose-A-Lee X Lucy Kilmer (BHF) by American Ace

Class 18  5 Gaited stallions
1.  CH Young America - he was exported to South Africa
2.  Sunset Commander

Sunset Commander
f. 1956  CH Wing Commander X Anacacho Del Oro by Edna May's King

Class 30  Fine Harness Stallion Gelding
1.  King's Quality there is no horse with this registered name *see note below*
2.  CH Jimmy Gray
3,  Town Tweed yet another case of a horse whose show name doesn't match his registered name
4.  CH Vanity's Gift
CH Vanity's Gift
f. 1957  Vanity's Sensation of Crebilly X Danshall's Gift of Roses (BHF) by Anacacho Denmark

Class 32 3 Gaited under 15.2
1.  CH Bellisima     -picture below
2.  CH Lover's Sensation - picture below
3.  Satan's Sister
4.  Fancy Stonewall, the registered horse of this name lived in the 1940's.

Class 36  5 Gaited Mare
1.  CH My-My
2.  CH Anacacho Chapel Belle
3.  CH Stonewall's Sound of Music - she also showed in the Ladies division
     and is pictured on last week's post.
4.  Whyworry Blackbird
also listed among the entries in this class were Delightful Time, Empress Wing and Vanity's Belle.
Empress Wing was the dam of Imperator and Vanity's Belle was the dam of Santana's Charm.

My My and Frank Bradshaw in an unusual photo
Whyworry Blackbird
f. 1963  Rhythm Command X Ace's Dark Jewel (BHF) by American Ace.

Class 51  3 aited over 15.2
1.  CH Forest Song  she is pictured below
2.  Black Bonita

Class 55 5 aited Geldings
1.  CH Glory Kalarama  both are pictured below
2.  CH Giddy-Up-Go 

Class 98 3 Gaited World's Grand Champion
1. CH Bellisima - she won again in 1969 and was RWGC in 1970
2.  CH Lover's Sensation  - she was RWGC again in 1969, but won the WGC in 1970
3. CH  Forest Song    she was the WGC 3-gaited champion in 1966 as a 3 year old
4.  First Nighter - AKA Bourbon's Big Boy
5.  Hope Diamond  -  the horse registered under this name foaled in 1980
CH Bellisima
f. 1962  Valley View Supreme X Fairview's Gay Divorcee by Peavine's Genius

CH Lover's Sensation
f. 1962   Vanity's Sensation of Crebilly X CH Lover's Lane by CH Anacacho Shamrock
CH Forest Song
f. 1963  CH Broadlands Captain Denmark X Ace's Roberta by American Ace

First Nighter  registered as Bourbon's Big Boy
f. 1960  Ace O'Goshen X Lady Purnell by Sun O'Gun

Class 100 Fine Harness World's Grand Champion
1.  Tashi Ling - she won 1968 thru 1971
2.  Duke of Daylight WGC in 66, 67, RWGC in 1969
3.  Captivation AKA CH Folly's Gypsy
4. King's Quality  *see picture below*
5. Sea Angel   *see picture below*
6.  Vanity's Gift - was reserve WGC in 1963

Tashi Ling
f. 1959  CH Wing Commander x CH Emerald Future (BHF) by Anderson Rex

CH Duke of Daylight
f. 1960  Majestic Ensign X Christiana lea by Christiana King
King's Quality
I found a picture of him, but this is not his registered name
**12/23/14  Found him at last.  His registered name is CH My Genius Dare
f. 1955  Royal Sunwise Dare X Spring Folly by Ridgeview's Peavine Genius
In 1964 he was reserve in the 5-Gaited Gelding Stake, Marion Brown up, but
was shown in Fine Harness in 1968, Marion Brown whip.
Sea Angel aka CH Nan Sea (BHF)
**12/24/14  I found her mentioned in an article and her name is actually CH Nan Sea, so once I found that I was able to find her picture as well.  
f.  1957  Bobby Sea X Highland Heart (BHF) by Heart of Glory

Class 103 5 Gaited World's Grand Champion
 1.  CH My-My
2.  CH Glory Kalarama
3.  Giddy-Up-Go    RWGC in 1972 and 1974
4.  Anacacho Chapel Bells
5.  Lily Merrill   she qualified in the Jr. Exhibitor class
6.  Hayfield's Bold Knight

CH My-My
f. 1957  Beau Fortune X Daneshall's Easter Parade (BHF) by Masked Marvel

CH Glory Kalarama
f. 1959  Heart of Glory X Command's Anita by Kalarama Command

CH Giddy-Up-Go
f. 1962  CH Sylvania's Choice X Beau's Benita Peavine of Undulata by Beau Gallant

CH Anacacho Chapel Belle
f. 1963  Genius' Flying Saucer X Float Away by Anacacho Sea

CH Lily Merrill
f. 1961  Indiana Peavine X Ensign's Fair Virginia (BHF) by Ensign Kirby

Hayfield's Bold Knight
f. 1963  CH Gallant Guy O'Goshen X Graceful Genius (BHF) by CH King's Genius

Somewhere we need a criss-cross directory of show names and registered names.  So glad that isn't allowed anymore.  That wraps up the 1968 Kentucky State Fair.  Less than two months later, CH My-My developed a liver problem and died in October 1968 at age 11.  We'll never know if she could have gone on to break the record and win seven consecutive 5-Gaited Grand Championships. 

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

11/15/14 1968 Kentucky State Fair results, Amateur division

11/15/14 1968 KSF Amateur division results

Here are more results from the 1968 Kentucky State Fair Horse Show program, and there are again some surprising discoveries.  In the entire show, the Amateur and Ladies classes only make up seven of the 103 classes at the show.  Is the modern KSF offering more classes with more splits because there are so many more amateurs showing?  Does that mean there are less stake horses now?  Were the classes better filled back then? In any event, there are some well known horses and exhibitors showing that year. Some names will be recognized from the Junior Exhibitor ranks.  If they were 15 years old, they could show in the Ladies and Amateur classes too.

Class 12 Ladies 3Gaited Stake
1.        Love Note
2.       Ann Thompson
3.       Follarama
4.       Flavor Taste

CH Love Note
f. 1959  Starheart Stponewall X High Point Society
 CH Dream Hill's Ann Thompson  (BHF)
f. 1963  Stonewall Supreme x Emily's Daughter (BHF)
Follarama and Cathy Conroy
Not his registered name
Flavor Taste and Marion Hutcheson
f. 1958  Reverie's Bourbon Gale X Ensign's Fair Virginia (BHF)

Class 14  Amateur 5Gaited Mare
1.        Sensational Princess
2.       Dream Lover
3.       Belle Destiny
4.       Winged victory
No pictures just yet, so wait to see the Championship class.  Here's a hint:  The mares ruled this division.

Class 18  Amateur 5Gaited Stallion/gelding
1.       Justan Accident
2.       Rebel Command
3.       Why Not
4.       John Henry
Justan Accident
f. 1958  Anacacho's All American X Flashy Fashion

Ch Rebel Command and Wendy Wagner
f. 1960  CH win\g Command X Carol Trigg (BHF)

Class 76 Amateur 3Gaited Stake
1.        (Sabur’s) Showtime
2.       Starheart’s Moonlite
3.       Lib Sharp
4.       Beau James
5.       April Lassie
6.       (Dream Hill’s)  Ann Thompson
7.       Aletha Stonewall
CH (Sabur's) Showtime
f. 1959  Starheart Stonewall X Ace's Primrose
He showed under the name Showtime
CH Lib Sharp
\f. 1960  Denmark's Bourbon Genius X Welcome Harmony

CH Dream Hill's Ann Thompson  (BHF)
f. 1963  Stonewall Supreme x Emily's Daughter (BHF)
CH Aletha Stonewall and Jane Dulworth
f. 1961  Starheart Stonewall X Reverie's Camelia

Class 80 Amateur Fine Harness Stake
1.        Supreme Airs
2.       Look at Me
3.       Mountain Highland Voodoo
4.       Gay Gift

CH Supreme Airs  (BHF) and Mrs. F. D. Sinclair
f. 1961  Stonewall Supreme X Crebilly's Plumb Beautiful (BHF)
Look at Me from Rose-a-Lee
f. 1963  King of Rose-a-Lee X Lucy Kilmer (BHF)

Class 84  Amateur 5Gaited  Championship
1.       Sensational Princess
2.       Dream Lover
3.       Belle Destiny
4.       Winged Victory
5.       Justan Accident
6.       John Henry
7.       Sheer Blue
CH Sensational Princess and Randi Stuart
f. 1960  Oman's Desdemona Denmark X The Supreme Sensation
One of the winningest pairs of all time
CH Dream Lover
f. 1959  CH Wing Commander x Moon Glitter
CH Belle Destiny 
f. 1960  Man of Destiny x Isabella Mine
Justan Accident
f. 1958  Anacacho's All American X Flashy Fashion

Class 96  Ladies 5Gaited Stake

 1.       Belle Destiny

2.       Stonewall’s sound of Music
3.       Tanbark Romance
4.       Valerie Emerald
8.         Imperial Knight
CH Belle Destiny 
f. 1960  Man of Destiny x Isabella Mine
This mare showed three times at the 1968 KSF

CH Stonewall's Sound of Music
f. 1962  Stonewall Supreme X A Perfect mate to a Perfect Jewel (BHF)

CH Tanbark Romance
f. 1955  Gallant Kalarama Rex x King's Genius Choice (BHF)
CH Valerie Emerald
f. 1962  CH Wing Commander x Crebilly's Hazel's Fortune
Shown by Valerie Knowlton in 1968, the following year she
won the 5G World's Grand Championship with Frank Bradshaw
CH Imperial Knight and Julianne Schmutz
f. 1964  Night of Folly x Fancy's Trixie Genius

Next week is the final installment of the 1968 KSF and will look at the Stake horses.

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