The January 1938 issue included a rating of broodmares from 1937 show results. The leading mare was Kate Peavine by Rex Peavine out of Kathryn Haines. Kate Peavine was the dam of CH Sweet Lavender. Lina Lee Lewis made the list. She was dam of WGC Fiery Crags. Lina Lee Lewis' own dam, The Decoration Lady, also made the list. This mare had been a RWGC herself back in 1920. Several other mares on the list joined Kate Peavine in eventually being included in the Broodmare Hall of Fame. They were Abie's Irish Rose, Fanny Morgan and Blanchita.
August A. Busch of Anheuser Busch fame was an avid sportsman and competed in many equestrian events.
The February issue included many stallions ads. One was for American Born, the leading sire of 1934, 1935 and 1936.
American Born was the head stallion at Nawbeek Farm in Paoli, PA.
Pepper Martin was sired by King's Genius and his dam was a double granddaughter of Chester Dare. No wonder he was beautiful.
The March issue again had numerous stallion ads. King’s Genius had an ad showing his 1937 winners which included Flirtation Walk, Glorious Star, Rose Genius, Bourbon Genius, Front Page Lady, Dixiana Sunbeam, Belle De Luxe and King’s Star. Most of these horses went on to be great producers themselves. Peavine’s Highland Chief was the top stallion in 1937. He was owned by Sterling Owen of Cynthiana KY.
Peavine's Highland Chief was by Red Rex by Rex Peavine. Although he sired many good show horses, he was not prominent in future generations.
sired by Jean Val Jean out of Fair Acres Vanity Fair, he
was the top sire at Spindletop Farms in Lexington, KY.
Bourbon The Great was a gelding out of the great mare, Wild Wind (BHF)
Pirate Gold was sired by King's Genius out of BHF Nancy Thurman. This painting of him was done by George Ford Morris.
Royal Rex Bourbon was owned by Robert G Jones of North Middletown, KY whose family owned his sire Bourbon King.
Sun Beau was owned by Glad Acres in Texas. This is another drawing by George Ford Morris.
This young lady was seven year old Joan Robinson, who went on to fame showing Beloved Belinda. She later died under somewhat mysterious circumstances and had a TV movie made about her.
Chandu was offered for sale, and is pictured here with his owner, Mrs. Nona McKinley of Northwind Farms in Lansing Michigan. She and her husband had purchased the stallion Oklahome Peavine in 1937. They owned him for the rest of his life and his gravestone is located near Michigan State University.
Mountain Dawn was owned by Lupton Veazey Rainwater of VZtop Stables. He briefly entered the Saddlebred world in the mid 1930's and had his dispersal in 1940.
Wild Water was a 3 year old mare owned by Happy Valley Farm of Rossville, Georgia.
Night Flower was a successful show horse in both 5-gaited and Fine Harness. She was also a very successful broodmare and was in the Broodmare Hall of Fame.
Delaine Bourbon was shown by his owner, H.S. Silberman who owned Delaine Farms.
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