Saturday, August 22, 2015

8/22/15 American Horseman from 1940, January thru June

The 1940 editions of American Horseman magazine are now 75 years old.  This post looks at highlights from January through the June issues.  Thanks to Cheri Newberry for sharing her bound volume, we get to look back 75 years at the entire year of American Horseman magazine.  There is so much to choose from: great ads, stories, photos, history!  This post will contain random horses plucked from the pages.  I only wish there was space to be more complete because a lot of noteworthy horses and topics are being missed.  Three things of interest were the sheer number of horse shows, horse sales and the number of deaths.

January 1940  features Jacqueline McDonald on the cover

    Jacqueline McDonald placed 3rd in the 1939 KSF World's 5-gaited Grand Championship
Stallion ads for Winganeek Farms featuring Captain Courageous, King’s Sport and Reveler, all at a stud fee of $75.  
Stallions Golden Genius and Glad Acres Sun Beau were both from Texas. 
Sun Beau was the sire of Beau Fortune and Beau Gallant

Golden Genius

An ad for Lexington’s Finest Hotel, the Hotel Lafayette featured rooms at $4 and Suites at $10. 

February 1940  Captain King was on the cover
   Captain King was sired by Bourbon King

Sun Beau again had an ad

Sensation Rex, was standing at Leatherwood Farms in Bluefield, WV for a stud fee of $100
    Sensation Rex sired Vanity's Sensation
Dixiana Farm had an ad for Bourbon Genius$100, but no picture.
Winganeek had an another ad.
Gallant Knight again has an ad.

Senator Crawford, the great roadster retires

March 1940, American Born was on the cover
    Top sire American Born

Sun Beau & Glad Acres had ads for 3 straight months
BP Eddie’s View Point Stock Farm of Shelbyville, KY stood Kingston’s Choice.  He traced to Denmark FS on both  his sire & dam line. 
  Kington's Choice was noted as a "Denmark" sire.

Dodge Stables advertised Barrymore Fancy at stud.  Later that year, they bought Anacacho Shamrock and Barrymore Fancy was out.
Rex Firefly was advertised in the March Tattersalls sale
  Rex Firefly sired Sensation Rex

Michigan’s Oklahoma Peavine and Dazzling McDonald were both advertised.
  Dazzling McDonald
     Oklahoma Peavine stood in Lansing, Michigan

Rolling Meadows Farm  in Cincinnati Ohio advertised Meadow Majesty.
Stonewall King of Stephens, MO was advertised by owner D. M Cason
San Juan was advertised by owner James Marker of Columbus Ohio for $50.
Noble Kalarama was advertised by owner Jack Thompson of Hodgenville, KY.  This was just before he went off to WWII.  See more on this great duo.

    Noble Kalarama driven by his owner Jack Thompson

King’s Genius had an ad featuring this painting.  Owned by Roger Selby, he was standing at Doug Chenault’s Cumberland View Farm in Richmond, KY.  More on that later.
   King's Genius had an ad featuring the artwork of George Ford Morris

King Barrymore stood at A.G. Jones’ farm in North Middletown, KY
    King Barrymore was sired by Bourbon King

Chester Dare had a nice historical article mentioning that he could walk up to a wall and his chest would touch before his muzzle.  Now that's an upright head carriage!

    Although Chester Dare was a noted sire from the early 1900's, there are not more stallions that      trace directly to him on the sire line.

Moonbeam of Hodgenville, Ky was advertised and mentioned in 3 different articles.
     Moonbeam was a good sire of broodmares.

Anacacho Denmark was advertised in the stallion Parade for owner Anacacho Ranch.

 Anacacho Denmark was a young stallion in this photo.

 April 1940, American Fairy on the cover

American Fairy was a RWC as a yearling

The Bettydot Stables of Dayton Ohio had a dispersal sale ad which featured my favorite broodmare.
Sensation Rex, advertised for owner Letherwood Farms in the last two issues, has a new owner.  He now stands at Nawbeek Farm in Paoli, Pennsylvania and will stand alongside American Born.

  Sensation Rex sold to Nawbeek Farm which owned him for the rest of his life.

Kalarama King stands at Red Top Farm in Libertyville, ILL for owner Irving Florsheim.  Chester Caldwell was manager.

Little Bo Peep was an excellent 3 gaited mare who went on to be in the Broodmare Hall of Fame.  And I can't resist a Bopeep (my alias).  

   Little Bo Peep's sire Mountain Peavine was a grandson of Chester Dare.

May 1940 had Jacqueline McDonald on the cover, again.
Another ad for Winganeek Farm, King’s Genius, and Minton Hickory Farm.
Rex Firefly has sold to H. O Coe of Cleveland, Ohio and will stand at Minton Hickory Farm

  Rex Firefly's son King Coe was named for his new owner Jerry Coe.

American Model won the 3Gaited stake at Houston, Tx.

American Model was one of many showring stars sired by American Born.

Joanna Jones, full sister to RWGC Rex Lee Bourbon, both were by Bourbon King and she is still showing at age 17.

 Joanna Jones showed into her late teens, but never produced a colt.

Golden  Stonewall, son of Stonewall King, is for sale.   Many years later, he sired Sandalwood Stonewall, dam of New Yorker.

Golden Stonewall had two daughters in the BHF, Marlene's Pride and Sandalwood Stonewall.

Results were given for the Tattersalls sale, Edgemorr Farm Sale and Pendleton sale.

 June 1950 had Milady Betty on the cover

Kalarama King is advertised again

Kalarama King was out of Spelling Bee, making him a half brother to Meadow Majesty and Flirtation Walk.  
Horse show ads included Lexington Jr. League, Germantown Fair, Columbia Ky Fair, Shelbyville Horse Show, Rock Creek, the Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri Statee Fairs,
The results of the Bettydot sale are listed. 
Mighty Sensation was advertised at stud.

Mighty Sensation was sired by Sensation Rex and owned by Leatherwood Farms.  Leatherwood Farms is alive and well 75 years later.

Great Chance is advertised.  He is by My Major Dare and out of the great Katherine Grigsby.
Great Chance also showed in Five gaited classes. 

Lupton Veazey Rainwater was having a complete dispersal sale including American Maytime, Sally of Vztop, Born to Treasure, Mountain Dawn, Veazey of Vztop at Minton Hickory Farm.

Lupton Veazey Rainwater was a colorful character who was into Saddlebreds in a large way until he went on to his next passion, which was automobile racing.  I believe that was his last hobby.

Next time will look at the rest of 1940, July through December.  thanks again to Cheri for letting me borrow her bound volume.  It's not often we have the full year to review this many years back.

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