This week, while paging through the Jan/Feb 1992 issue of the American Saddlebred magazine, (wish they still published it), I came across another picture of Anacacho Revel. This one was from his exhibition days as a three gaited horse, showing off the roached mane and tail of that era.
Anacacho Revel was bred by Revel L. English of Chino California, who owned his sire Edna May's King and his dam Highland Jane. Since Highland Jane was by Highland Squirrel King, the sire of Sally Cameron (BHF), Anacacho Revel was a 3/4 brother to Anacacho Shamrock. Revel English sold a group of horses to R. W. Morrison of Anacacho Ranch in Spofford, Texas including both Edna May's King and Highland Jane. When Anacacho Revel was born in March of 1930, his new owner named him for the ranch where he foaled and the man who had bred him.
Anacacho Revel sold in 1935 to L. E. Davis and the horse went into training at B. B. Tucker Stables in Ft. Worth, Texas. Several trainers worked for Tucker including Lane Bridgeford, Lee Butler and Speck Markham, who trained Anacacho Revel. Over the next few years, Anacacho Revel was shown in 3 gaited classes in Texas and California with good success and in 1938, Tucker Stables relocated in California. Late in 1938, the movie Gone With The Wind began filming, and they needed a classy horse to be ridden by the dapper Ashley Wilkes. Anacacho Revel was selected because he was flashy with his chestnut coat and four white stockings. He was also well broken and dependable.
After his brief moment on the silver screen, Anacacho Revel returned to Texas and was sold. He resumed his show career, and on occasion, he would be billed as the horse from Gone With The Wind to help boost horse show attendance. He continued to show in three gaited and combination classes and did very well. Fans of the movie would come to see him, sometimes even pulling hair from his tail as a souvenir. Anacacho Revel got irritated with the crowds surrounding him and once bit a kid who came too close. He changed hands a few more times, but ended up living near Corpus Christi Texas and lived out his life on the Texas Gulf Coast.
|Edna May's King|
|Bourbon King||Bourbon Chief||Harrison Chief|
|Annie C. (BHF)||King (Wilson's)|
|Edna May (BHF)||Rex Peavine||Rex McDonald|
|Daisy 2D (BHF)|
|Lee Wood||Peavine 85|
|dau of Warren Harris Denmark|
|Highland Jane||Highland Squirrel King||Forest King||Squirrel King|
|Gracie Rex||Admiral Togo|
Anacacho Revel starring with Leslie Howard and Olivia de Havilland
Anacacho Revel being shown by Spec Markham
Edna May's King, his sire
Bourbon King, his grandsire
Edna May, his grandmother
Bourbon Chief, sire of Bourbon King
Annie C (BHF), dam of Bourbon King
Harrison Chief, sire of Bourbon Chief
Rex Peavine, sire of the great show mare Edna May
Rex McDonald, sire of Rex Peavine
He also sired Admiral Togo and Juno who appeared on the
bottom half of Anacacho Revel's pedigree.
Highland Squirrel King, sire of Highland Jane
Forest King, sire of Highland Squirrel King.
He was also the grandsire of the great Stonewall King.
Squirrel King, sire of Forest King
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