Southern Maid (horse)

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Southern Maid
Sire Plaudit
Grandsire Himyar
Dam Sally K
Damsire Mirthful
Sex Filly
Foaled 1911
Country United States
Colour Black
Breeder John E. Madden
Owner Robert T. Davies
Trainer John Nixon
Record not found
Earnings $10,698
Major wins
Endenwold Stakes (1913)
Victoria Stakes (1913)
Fort Erie Niagara Stakes (1913)
Nursery Plate (1913)
American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly (1913)

Southern Maid (foaled 1911 in Kentucky) was a Thoroughbred Champion racehorse and successful broodmare who raced in Canada[ and the United States. Bred by John E. Madden, one of the most influential breeders in American horse racing history, her sire was the 1898 Kentucky Derby winner, Plaudit. Grandsire Himyar was also the sire of U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Domino.

Purchased by Canadian businessman Robert T. Davies of Toronto, Southern Maid was trained by future Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductee John Nixon. In 1913, Southern Maid was the dominant filly in racing, both in Canada and the United States. She regularly beat her male counterparts in races that drew some of the best horses in North America. Her wins included the Victoria Stakes at Old Woodbine Race Course in Toronto, and the Nursery Plate at the Hamilton Jockey Club course in Hamilton, Ontario, in which she defeated Edward R. Bradley's colt Black Toney. [1] Up against another field dominated by males, Southern Maid ran second to H. P. Whitney's colt, Pennant, in the Futurity Stakes, held that year at Saratoga Race Course.

Southern Maid's 1913 performances earned her retrospective American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly honors and, in the pre-Sovereign Award era, the de facto Canadian Champion Two-Year-Old Filly. Racing at age three, Southern Maid met with limited success.

Breeding record[edit]

Southern Maid served as a broodmare for the Davies family Thorncliffe Stable. She notably foaled:


Pedigree of Southern Maid
Himyar Alarm Eclipse
Hira Lexington
Cinderella Tomahawk King Tom
Manna Brown Bread
Sally K
Mirthful Hagioscope Speculum
Sister Cheerful Petrarch
The Nun
Unsightly Pursebearer Scottish Chief
Hira Villa Himyar