For Dixie, a stakes winner and multiple graded stakes producer, was euthanized July 24 after suffering a ruptured intestine near her stomach. The 19-year-old daughter of Dixieland Bandwas owned by Jim and Mary Anne Squires and kept at their Two Bucks Farm near Versailles, Ky. She was not bred this year.
Jim Squires bought For Dixie at the start of her broodmare career, paying $77,000 for her at the 1994 Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, For Dixie was in foal to Gilded Time.
For Dixie produced six named foals, five of which are winners, including graded winners Cotton Blossom and Vicarage.
Cotton Blossom, by Broken Vow , won three stakes, including the 2007 Acorn Stakes (gr. I) and 2006 Schuylerville Stakes (gr. III). She was bought for $1.9 million at the 2007 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November mixed sale by Overbrook Farm. Three Chimneys Sales, agent, consigned for Dogwood Stable.
Vicarage, by Vicar, won two stakes, including the Perryville Stakes (gr. III).
Another of For Dixie’s offspring, Fat City, is a stakes producer. Still another, Dixiechickadee, is a broodmare for the Squireses. She is the dam of a stakes-placed runner and is in foal to Macho Uno .
For Dixie also is the dam of a Vindication yearling colt and a 2008 full brother to Cotton Blossom.
Bred in Kentucky by C.L. and L.B. Kidder and G. Comer, For Dixie was a stakes winner for a partnership that included Clear Valley Stable. She was produced from the Forli mare Forain. Her ashes will be buried at Two Bucks alongside Regal Band, dam of 2001 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Monarchos.