Friday, August 28, 2015

8/29/15 American Horseman from 1940, July thru December

8/29/15  Continuing with the bound volume of American Horseman magazines from 1940, here are the issues from July through December.  This post takes a look at these magazine issues and lists some random thoughts pulled from its pages.   For those that missed last week, this is January thru June.

July 1950

Five Minutes to Midnight on the cover,

Five Minutes to Midnight was owned by Mrs. JR Sharp of Tulsa, OK. She owned many great horses like CH Denmark's Daydream and Wing's Fleet Admiral.

Mahogany Finish was sold by George Gwinn of Danville, KY to Mrs W. P Roth of Redwood City, California.  Mahogany Finish was owned for the rest of her life by Mrs. Roth’s Whyworry Farm.  She not only became a Champion, she produced BHF Whyworry Mountain Mahogany.

Buffalo Girl was shown in 5 gaited classes at Greenville, SC.

 Buffalo Girl later went on to produce  Christmas Greetings, a mare that showed in the Parade Class at the 1954 KSF and herself produced CH Albelarm Christmas Carol. 

Polly Phelps was pictured before her name change to Ch Love Affair.

Miss Mary Jane Pidgeon was pictured aboard Springtime.
In the section on "Stars of 1940" are Mrs. James Johnson (aka Frances Dodge of Dodge Stables), Mrs. Victor Weil, the owner and exhibitor of WGC Vanity, Mary Fisher of Dixiana Farms, and Miss Pat O’Brien, a 16 year old equitation star. 

   Mary Fisher of Dixiana                         Frances Dodge Johnson

Mrs. Victor Weil
There was an obituary for Doug Chenault of Cumberland Farm.

the 41 year old Doug Chenault managed the breeding career of King’s Genius.
August 1940,Front Page Fancy on the cover

  Front Page Fancy was sired by Dodge Stables Barrymore's Fancy
A Sensation pictured with Earl Teater up.

   A Sensation appeared in nearly every issue in 1940.

Tattersalls had results of their sale which included Lupton Veazey Rainwater’s horses.

   Lupton Veazey Rainwater advertised monthly until his sale.
Miss Pat Obrien’s obituary appeared.  She was 16 and succumbed to diabetes.  She was listed as a winner in equitation in the same magazine. 
September 1940, Jacqueline McDonald on the cover for the 3rd time that year
Special Agent, a 5 gaited stallion is advertised. Is that George Gwinn up?
Ak-Sar-Ben horse show was advertised.  That’s Nebraska spelled backwards.
W. D. Mountjoy & son of Lawrenceville, Ky ran an ad.  The Mountjoy’s have bred, raised, trained and shown Saddlebreds for decades.
A Sensation was pictured again.  Owned by Mrs. Reed Albee, she was shown by Earl Teater. 

Abie’s Black Rose was by King’s Genius X Abie’s Irish Rose BHF, making her a full sister to Rose Genius BHF and CH Ridgefield’s Genius.
October 1940, Hackney champion King’s Creation on the cover

    King's Creation graced the Hackney issue

There were horse shows at such places as Dallas, Cincinnati , The National at Madison Square Gardens    All of them advertised November horse shows. 
A Sensation was WGC at the KSF

America Beautiful was 3 G WGC
Greyhound and Frances Dodge Johnson set a new record for trotting a mile under saddle.  It broke the previous record by 4 seconds. 
Rhythm Step from Glad Acres in Texas was a 5Gaited standout headed for Dallas
Born To Treasure was bred by Minton Hickory Farms and owned by Nawbeek Farm. She was yearling champion at the Kentucky State Fair.

Polly Phelps sold to Rockwold Farms in Greenville,SC. 
November 1940, Walking Horse Champion Strolling Jim on the cover

    Strolling Jim was featured on the Walking Horse issue's cover.

Harry McNair’s Chicago sale included the dispersal of Pinetree Farm and Edgemorr Farms
Mat S Cohen who showed Edna May now is selling insurance and had several ads.
John R. Horst was on the wrong side of the camera. He is noted for his equine photos.

Polly Phelps sold from Rockwold Farms to Dodge Stables and was renamed Love Affair.
Ware’s Sensation was photographed at age 21, she is owned by Jerry Coe who also owns Rex Firefly.  Coe’s horses are kept at Minton Hickory.  She's dam of A Sensation and Polly Phelps.

    Genius of Stonyridge was undefeated in 2 year old fine harness classes.

Belle of Spindletop tops the Pendleton St. Louis Sale for $5500.
Bourbon Star had a nice article by Susanne, mentioning that he was an exceptional trotting horse.  He sired WGC Midnight Star and Easter Star.  He is best known as a sire of good broodmares.
Ann McAfee, 7 years old, rode her pony Dixie at the Knoxville TN show.  Did she really show with bare legs?
Dec 1940, A Sensation on the cover in color

  WGC A Sensation on the cover, in color, but the same photo as before.

Gift of Roses and Miss Helen Meaher of Mobile AL.  I like this photo since it reminds me of Buddy, Best Saddlebred Ever. 
Smoke Rings and Mrs. Frances Dodge Johnson

Grasslands Farm, Danville Ky had an article which featured several of their colts.
Grasslands Belle with Frank Bradshaw was a WC in 3yo FH in 1940
Kalarama Heiress was WC 2yo FH mare w/Miss Lloyd Lanier & ended up in BHF

Kalarama Colonel at a 2yo was WC in 2yo FH driven by Frank Bradshaw
Veiled Prophet, owned by Winganeek Farm & sired by Capt Courageous won the weanling stake
Moreland Maid was retired from showing.  Her owner was Mrs. Victor Weil

  Sweet Campernelle was related to Jonquil, and also had unusual coloring.

Rex Firefly sells to Leatherwood Farms.

Oklahoma Peavine was advertised at stud.
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