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Dixie (USA)
 
 

Dixie









Sire Line


Beningbrough







Sword Dancer


War Relic





Dixie b f 1859 (Sovereign* - St Mary, by Hamlet). Sire Line Beningbrough. Family 1-o.

Bred in Kentucky by J G Boswell, she was owned by Major Barak G Thomas of Lexington, who he thought so highly of her that he named his Dixiana Farm for her. "One of the most noted pre-Civil War matrons in Kentucky," she was the dam of Florac (dam of the Kentucky Oaks winner Florimore, Herzog, Fireball, Aureola, War Jig, and War Reel by War Dance.

Horses tracing tail-female to Dixie include Samuel Riddle's champion Friar's Carse (ch f 1923 Friar Rock), Belmont Stakes winner Hail To All (b c 1962 Hail to Reason), Barbs Delight (b c 1964 Bagdad), Timmy Lad (b c 1961 Tim Tam), Sword Dancer and War Relic.

Other champions tracing to Dixie are Level Best (ch f 1938 Equipoise), Storm Song (b f 1994 Summer Squall), Silver Cloud (ch f 1964 Dan Cupid), Roving Boy (b c 1980 Olden Times), White Skies (ch c 1949 Sun Again) and Rockhill Native (ch g 1977 Our Native).

Dixie belongs to the Penelope branch of Family 1 that traces to Tregonwell's Natural Barb Mare. She died March 9, 1883.

 
Pedigree
Dixie Sovereign Emilius Orville
Emily
Fleur de Lis Bourbon
Lady Rachel
St. Mary Hamlet Consol
Plenty
Vamp Langar
Wire
Notable Descendants
 
Sword Dancer (USA)
ch c 1956 (Sunglow - Highland Fling, by By Jimminy). Sire Line Bend Or. Family 1-o. Horse of the Year in 1959, he won the Mayflower Stakes, the Belmont Stakes, the Jockey Club Gold Cup, the Metropolitan Handicap, the Monmouth Handicap, the Woodward Stakes twice, the Travers Stakes, the Suburban Handicap, the Grey Lag Handicap, and finished second for the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. He sired Damascus (b c 1964) to help keep the Bend Or sire line, via Teddy (b c 1915 Ajax), alive.

War Relic (USA)
ch c 1938 (Man o' War - Friar's Carse, by Friar Rock). Sire Line Matchem. Family 1-o. Bred by Samuel D Riddle, he won the Massachusetts Handicap, the Narragansett Special, the Governor's Handicap and the Kenner Stakes. He sired Relic (ch c 1945), influential in Europe, and Intent (ch c 1948), both of whom were significant in perpetuating the Matchem sire line via Man o' War. War Relic died in 1963.
 
Produce Record
     
1864 b f Florac, by Mickey Free
1865   barren
1866 b c Herzog, by Vandal
1867 gr c Fireball, by Lightning
1868 b f Aureola, by War Dance
1869 b c Wag Jig, by War Dance
1870 b f War Reel, by War Dance
1871   barren
1872   barren
1873 b c Heretog, by Australian
1874   barren
1875 b f Hearsay, by Australian
1876   barren
1877 b f Herzegovina, by Waverly
1878 b g Herman, by Waverly
1879 b f Dixie's War Flag, by War Dance
1880 b f Dixietta, by King Ban
1881 b f La Meridia, by Lelaps
1882 b c Craftsman, by Fellowcraft
1883   dead colt, by Himyar
   

   
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