Dixie Union (horse)
|Owner||Herman Sarkowsky & Diamond A Racing Corp|
|Trainer||Richard E. Mandella|
|Norfolk Stakes (1999)|
Best Pal Stakes (1999)
Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes (1999)
Haskell Invitational Handicap (2000)
Malibu Stakes (2000)
Dixie Union (March 7, 1997 – July 14, 2010) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse whose wins included two Grade I stakes . He was also a successful sire whose progeny included Grade 1 winners Hot Dixie Chick, Dixie Chatter, and 2012 Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags.
Dixie Union was bred by Seattle, Washington businessman and former NBA team owner Herman Sarkowsky, who raced him in partnership with Gerald Ford's Diamond A Racing Corp. His sire was Dixieland Band, the 2004 Leading broodmare sire in North America. His dam was She's Tops, the 1992 winner of the Grade II Railbird Stakes who was a daughter of the 1986 American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt, Capote.
Trained by U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Richard Mandella, at age two Dixie Union won three important stakes races in California. At age three, he won the Grade I Haskell Invitational Handicap at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey, and the Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.
|Mississippi Mud||Delta Judge||Traffic Judge|
|Capote||Seattle Slew||Bold Reasoning|
|Too Bald||Bald Eagle|
|She's A Talent||Mr. Prospector||Raise a Native|