Edited press release
All of the Thoroughbreds owned by the Estate of F. Eugene Dixon Jr.'s Erdenheim Farm will be dispersed at the 2007 Keeneland January sale.
Dixon, nephew of George D. Widener, died in August at the age of 82. He was the longtime chairman of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission and was instrumental in the passage of account wagering, off-track betting and slot-machine legislation in the state.
Among the horses in the dispersal, which will be handled by Claiborne Farm Charlton Bloodstock, are the stakes-winning broodmares Solvig(pregnant to Afleet Alex
), Lady Dora (in foal to Johannesburg
), Quick 'n Smart (in foal to Northern Afleet
), and From Away (in foal to War Chant
Thirteen foals of 2006 by such sires as Fusaichi Pegasus
and others will be offered, as well as 11 foals of 2005 by Awesome Again
, Dixie Union
, Seeking the Gold
, and others.
The 27 horses of racing age include stakes winners Only In Philly, Play Bingo, and several recent maiden and allowance winners.