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20 > Image 20 of Fairs and fair makers of Kentucky. Volume I

Part of Kentucky Works Progress Administration Publications

n 8 ___ __F&@_QAFAIR @55QEQ OF K lions from Europa, and the East, and South America, Fava hare found their most profitable market, and propagated by far their most nu- merous stocks, Buzzard, Royalist, Dragon, Spcculator, Spread Eagle, Forristcr, Alderman, Eagle, Pretender, Touchstone, Archer, and many other of the finest stallions of England, stood many years in this State, and most of them left their bones among us. These horses were _ let to mares (brought here by gentlemen settling in the State), the get of Janus, Fearnought, Dicmed, Medley, Wildair, Starling, Shark, and, indeed, most of the best stallions bred 0r imported into the Eastern, Southern, or Middle States. Y tue} "In many instances the race cf horses thus produced has no TE]? doubt been injured by inferior crossing; but many animals are pre- tim served pure; and the general effect on cur stock has been such, that fgg half and three quarter blooded horses are {T82) more numerous by far B13; than the scrub, and fnrm in general not Oiiy hc saddle and cwrriags brgl horses, but also the wagon and farm horses of thc State. Eng ' Eng "Fcr mxny years back, blooded mares and stallions have been thg annually brought into this State, in return For c&ttlc, hogs, mules, geldings, ctc., driven to the eastern and southern market by our citi V zcns. T0 say nothing of 0uT native horses, who are little, if at all Tho infcrior to any on the continent, our State is full of Foreign sing- esp lions of the purest blood. Two brothers of Sir` Archy, one (iotommgj tha by his sire, ani thc other (Ncphcstion) cut of his dam, stand within Vir a few miles of Lexington. The latter is, I bclicvm, the only living son of Buzzard, and was 0ut O? the best mare on this continent. _ Pcrtrand, Cherokee, Saxc Weimar, Sumptar, Kosciunko, and scvcral other tha 0f th first snns of Sir Archy, stood within less than & d&y's ride Cf y@& Lexington. His brothers, Hamblctcnian, Florizel, Cashier, and Eclinsc por (thc sire 0f Doublchcad), have a numerous progeny umqng us. Aratus Stg recently died among us. N0part'0f the United States can, perhabs, produce so large a number 0f the blood and kindred cf that first and noblest of American hnrscs as this State, and this part cf it. Ken . , ` the "Our stock of horses, of other bloods than the Dicmed cr Ame Archy, or only remotely related, is very fine. Blackburn's Whip was a Sad Thoroughbred son 0f the imported Whip, and was, except a defect in the aug withers, the most beautiful horse I aver saw. his brother, Rees' Whip, blc his sons, Tiger, Paragon, Whipster, Kcnn0n's and others, are finc of horses; and that family is the most extensive, and perhaps thc hand- rut somest of any. The `Wintcr Arabian, an Oriental horse of the purest wc: race, is a remarkable animal, and is producing a striking nnd very of superior race of horses. I saw, in the possession of his owner, & The picture cf Jouctt, and was struck with the likeness to the print of wom (THE) Godclphin. A memoir and print 0f this horse could not fail to lis infgrast your readers. Moses, Son 0f Sir Harry, formerly owned by Mr. Haxhall, 0f Petersburg, Virginia, was a fine animal, and left a small but very choice shock. Mclzcr by Hadley, and Albert by Mclzor, out Of SiC his own dam, have also produced very superior stock. th] as: "I will not, however, unnecessarily number you with names. _'0&1 I Qm n0 racer, never was, and never expect to bc. But I am (and my Ati] ancestors before me have been the same), a particular breeder cf th i blooded shock. I do not, therefore, pretend to norc knowledge Or &c- i? urFy On this subject than any gentleman may qgsjly qnquiyn, and SI