Saturday, November 7, 2015

11/8/15 Dixiana Farms in 1937

Dixiana Farm was owned by Charles Fisher of General Motors fame, and was located in Lexington Kentucky.  The farm was a well known show and breeding farm in the 1930's ad  1940's, and had numerous prominent horses.  This post will focus on the farm's show string in 1937.  Trainer Charlie Dunn showed many of the horses, but Mr. Fisher's daughter Mary was an excellent rider and showed many of the stake horses.

Dixiana was mentioned in the July issue of Saddle & Bridle and listed some outstanding foals born in 1937,  One of them was a cross of Moreland Peavine out of Princess Firefly.  Amazingly,  I have a photo of this mare, all grown up as a broodmare.  She lived at Ottawa Creek Farm just down the road from my house.
Princess Morevine in 1944
Moreland Peavine X Princess Firefly

Here is the 1937 Dixiana show string.

Dixiana Sunbeam
King's Genius X Sunbeam by Undulata King
Charlie Dunn, up.
She was 4th in the Junior 5G stake in 1937.

Fiery Crags
Mountain Star by Bourbon Star X Lina Lee lewis by Admiral King
He is a half brother to Rex Lee Lewis (sire of Conowingo)
and he was WGC in Fine Harness in 1933 and RWGC in 3 Gaited in 1937. 
Miss Mary Fisher up in this photo.

Flash of Genius
King's Genius X Flashing Peavine by Rex Peavine
Frank Bradshaw up
He was a 3 year old in 1937.

CH Royal Irish
Shanty Pernell by Rex Peavine X Margaret O'Neil
He was a 3/4 brother to Oklahoma Peavine and a World's Champion.
Miss Mary Fisher, up.
He was the Reserve World's Champion in the under 15.2 stake in 1937.
Mary Fisher and Royal Irish also competed sidesaddle. 

Charming Carmelia
American Born X Kate Peavine (BHF)
She was the Junior Fine Harness World's Champion in 1937.
Thomas Murphy up in this photo

Bourbon Genius
King's Genius X Kate Haines BHF
He was a 4 year old in this photo with Charlie Dunn.
He was a World's Grand Champion in Fine Harness 
as a 4 year old in 1937.
Here is another less often seen photo of Bourbon Genius

Ch Night Flower (BHF)
Independence Chief X Laddonia Girl by Rex McDonald
This beautiful black mare was 
World's Champion 5 Gaited mare in 1937 with Charlie Dunn
and had been WGC 5G in 1934.  She went on to the Broodmare Hall of Fame.

Radiant Rhythm
Bourbon My King X Jane Randolph by Solitare
She was a Reserve World's Champion Ladies 5gaited 
in 1937 with Mary Fisher.

Royal Entertainer
King's Fancy X Tamiami by Erin Chief
He was World's Champion Ladies' 3 Gaited
in 1937 with Mary Fisher.

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