Bonnie Scotland b c
1853 (Iago - Queen Mary, by
Bred by Mr William I'Anson, he was a half-brother to Derby and Oaks winner Blink Bonny (b f
1854 Melbourne) and
to Doncaster Stakes, Pontefract Gold Cup and Caledonian St Leger winner Balrownie* (b c 1850 Annandale). Injured as a two-year old, he made four starts at three,
winning the Liverpool St Leger, placing fourth in the Great Yorkshire
Stakes, and managing a second place dead-heat in the Doncaster St Leger
Stakes, defeating the Derby winner Ellington (br c 1853
Dutchman). In his final race he again
beat Ellington to win the Doncaster Stakes. He was not tried at stud in
He was imported as a
four year old in 1857 by Captain Cornish and then sold to Reber &
Kutz of Lancaster, Ohio. After several more changes of ownership and at
nearly twenty years of age he came to General W E Harding of the Belle
Meade stud in Tennessee. There he established his reputation as a sire
and founded the Bonnie Scotland sire line which flourished for nearly
another fifty years.
His offspring were
said to be mostly bay and were noted for their soundness, symmetry, good
action and excellent feet. Successful as middle distance runners they
stood training well and emerged as tough horses on the track. He sired
two Belmont winners, Bramble (b c 1875) and George Kinney (b c 1880).
His daughter Bourbon Belle (b f 1869) produced Hanover (ch c 1884) who
won the Belmont Stakes.
Bonnie Scotland led the sires' list in 1880 and
1882 in America. He died at Belle Meade in February of 1880.
|Sister to Birmingham
In 1856 he
won the Liverpool St Leger. Finished fourth in the
Great Yorkshire Stakes. Finished second in a dead
heat for the Doncaster St Leger Stakes, defeating
the Derby winner Ellington (br c 1853 The Flying
Dutchman). In his final race he again beat Ellington
to win the Doncaster Stakes.
||Bourbon Belle (b
f 1869), bred in Kentucky by Maj H T Duncan and owned
by Clay & Woodford, Runnymede Stud, dam of Belmont,
Dixie and Dwyer Stakes winner Hanover (ch c 1884
Hindoo). Hanover led the sires' list four times.
||Glidelia (ch f
1877), bred in Tennessee by J and A C Franklin, owned
in Pennsylvania by Com N W Kittson, Erdenheim Stud,
won the 1880 Alabama Stakes.
||Black Maria (br f
1879), bred in Tennessee by General W G Harding, owned
in Kentucky by M Young, McGrathiana Stud, dam of
Gazelle Handicap winner Ambulance (br f 1888 Onondaga).
c 1862), bred in Ohio by John Reber, owned by J C
Simpson, sire of Marian (b f 1871) the dam of American
Derby winner and Racing Hall of Fame member Emperor of
Norfolk (b c 1885 Norfolk) and the great racemare Yo
Tambien (ch f 1778 Joe Hooker).
c 1875), bred in Tennessee by General W G Harding,
Belle Meade Stud, sire of Kentucky Derby, Champagne
Stakes and Suburban Handicap winner Ben Brush (b c
1893). Ben Brush was leading sire in 1909 and got the
Travers winner Broomstick (b c 1901) who is a member of
the Racing Hall of Fame.
(b c 1877), bred by James Franklin, Kennesaw Stud,
Tennessee, member of the Racing Hall of Fame and notable
c 1878), bred in Tennessee by General W G Harding,
Belle Meade Stud, owned by P Lorillard, won the 1881
(b c 1878), bred in Tennessee by Geo W Scroggins, sire
of Canadian Queen's Plate winners Joe Miller (br g
1891), Bonniefield (br g 1892) and Millbrook (b c 1892).
(b c 1880), bred in Tennessee by James Franklin,
Kenneshaw Stud, won the Belmont and Dixie Stakes and the