There were 2888 registered horses born in 1965. Compare that with 3603 in 1975, 4027 in 1985, 2917 in 1995 and 2768 in 2005. The number registered so far in 2014 is frightening, so I'll use 2013 as the most recent year, when there were 1282 horses registered. It is interesting to note that there were quite a few large breeders from way outside the Bluegrass state, including Montana, Iowa, Arkansas and Kansas. Iowa State University had a breeding program, as did the Vanderburg 4H program from Indiana. Some well known names each had a colt or two registered: Ellen Scripps Davis from Scripps Miramar Ranch, Jean McLean Davis, Dale Musselman, Dr. Newberry, Mrs. Alan Robson, and Raymond Shively. The News Tribune Company registered three colts, this company was associated with Callaway Hills Stable. Other breeders with large numbers of colts registered were Robert Whitney of Kentucky (35), Cedar Creek Farm of Missouri (32), J.B. Perry (Spring Valley Farm) of S. Carolina (26), Mrs. J. R. Sharp of Oklahoma (21), Castleton Farm of Lexington (20), Knolland Farm of Illinois (19), Tom Biederman (High Point Farm) Kentucky (17), Garland Bradshaw of Kentucky (16), Mary Miller Johnson of Ohio (15), Ruxer Farms in Indiana (12), Art Simmons of Missouri (12), Plainview Farms in Kentucky (11), Frank Bradshaw Kentucky (8), Horace Cabe of Arkansas (15), Billy Mountyjoy of Kentucky (11), George Gwinn of Kentucky (11), Mrs. David Neil, Blythewood Farms in Tennessee (6), Kimbeland Farm of Missouri (8), Chuck Bartush of Texas (8) and Jim Bray of Texas (10). Some of these breeders, like George Gwinn and Mountjoy Farm, had been around for decades, others were just getting started.
Here are some of the interesting entries for colts.
Plainview's Commander 47304 CH Wing Commander X CH Plainview's Julia (BHF)
He was the result of mating two WGC's and was also the product of RC Tway of Plainview Farm's breeding program. Plainview produced the 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th dams.
Knollandaire 47390 King of Rose-A-Lee X Lucy Kilmer (BHF)
He was one of 15 full siblings and he was re-registered from his original name of
King of Rose-Lee Again
Vanity's Vision 47394 Vanity's Sensation X CH Dream Waltz (BHF)
Bred by Castleton Farms of course.
Countryside's Hullabaloo 47433 Commander's Flight X My Dance
bred by Mary Miller Johnson of Ashland, OH. This horse ended up in Michigan
and was shown for many years.
Mr. Fitzgerald 47474 Rhythm Command X Fannie Fair
Also bred by Mary Miller Johnson of Ashland, Ohio, he headed up her breeding
program for many years.
Bryndale's Denmark 47553 Oman's Desdemona Denmark X Blanchita's Lovely Lady
bred by Ardith Neath of Lowell, Michigan. He became the breeding stallion at
Supreme Dugger 47599 Valley View Supreme X Melody O'Lee (BHF)
He was the older full brother of Supreme Sultan, but was gelded and shown.
Moreland Command 47824 Grand Command X Dawn of Rose-A-Lee
Bred by David Neil of Blythewood Farm, but registered by the owner RJ Leffler,
this stallion was re-purchased by Betty Neil of Blythewood, where he stood at stud.
Flight Director 47851 CH Wing Commander X Clear the Entrance
Bred by Castleton Farm
Commanding Spirit 47852 CH Wing Commander X Spirit Divine
He was a full brother to Good Spirits
Maker's Mark 47864 Valley View Supreme X Croft's Star
bred by Mary Anne O'Callaghan who had shown his dam as Scarlet Ribbons
Seth Denbo 47881 CH Wing Commander X Judy O'Lee (BHF)
bred by Ruxer Farms, he was re-registered later as Bainridge Commander and
stood at stud for his new owner, Jess Bain of Kansas. Bainridge Commander was
a full brother to BHF's Jasper Sweetheart, Jasper Lady Evelyn, and Ann O'Lee,
and show mare Lady Talmage.
Greenhill's Red Flare 47896 The Red Rambler X A Flare
bred by Mrs. J.R. Sharp and later used as a breeding stallion.
King Dell 47940 CH Wing Commander X CH Bell of the Dell
Bred by Castleton Farm and another product of two WGC's. He was
later used as a breeding stallion.
Star Gemini 47969 Genius Bourbon King X Perique
bred by Mrs. Della Large, he was later used as a breeding stallion
The American Playboy 48057 King of Harmony X The American Maid
bred by Dr. EC Moore, he was later sold to Dr. Elrod and then my friend Laurie.
He spent many years in our barn and was a wonderful pleasure horse.
Roses's Masterpiece 48120 Starheart Peavine X Roses are Red
bred by Jean McLean Davis, he became a breeding stallion
This picture is of WGC Sea of Secrets
Sea Secret 48294 Secret Society X Lullaby Baby (BHF)
He was a full brother to WGC Sea of Secrets
Rob Shriver 48326 Callaway's Johnny Gillen X Kate Shriver (BHF)
bred by the CAllaway Hills, but owned by the News Tribune Company,
he was a full brother to Will Shriver and became a champion show horse in his own right.
Kate's Scoop 48327 Mahogany's Society Genius X Kate Shriver (BHF)
here's another one bred by Callaway Hills, but owned by the News Tribune Company.
He was used as a breeding stallion.
Oklahoma Admiral 48364 Herbell's Ravenaire X Genius May Girl
He was bred by Herbell Farms in Michgan and owned and shown for many years
as a 5-gaited horse by Frances Shook of Michigan.
Bronze Master 48466 Wingmaster x Crebilly's Sweet Talk
He was bred by Frank Bradshaw and was used as a breeding stallion.
Starheart's Colorama CH Technistar
Starheart's Colorama 48535 Starheart Stonewall X Tennessee Lady (BHF)
bred by Tom Biederman of High Point Farm, he was used as a breeding stallion
and was a full brother to WGC Technistar.
Sensational Commander 48545 CH Wing Commander X Crebilly's Sweet Surprise
bred by Frank Bradshaw, foaled in 1963, they re-registered him from Bee Bang.
He was used as a breeding stallion, so it's a good thing they changed his name.
Cherry Lane Stonewall 48572 Stonewall Supreme X Lucinda Stonewall
This double grandson of Stonewall King was shown around Michigan for many years by Judy Dunville.
Strangest name goes to Schwitzer Bueb, #47298, The owner was from Monroe Wisconsin, noted for people of Swiss heritage. While I can't translate completely, my Swiss roots tells me it means something like Swiss Bubba.
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