My father, Ken, was an assistant trainer at Dixiana in the '60s. His time there was the best years of his life. He talked about Dixiana and Lexington a lot before he passed away in 2009. I wanted to take him there for another visit, but he decided to remember it from when he lived and worked there.
Someday soon, I would like to visit with my family. My dad also talked a lot about someone named Cornelius (I think) and I'd like to know whether I could meet him. I kept the forty or so winners circle photos of my dad, some of which with Dixiana. It's funny how when we have the chance to ask questions about our parents' experiences, the questions don't come to mind as readily as when they're gone.
I was drawn into the Domino gate to a comfort of beauty a horsemans dream. Met the farm trainer, Dermot Fagan & treated like Royalty. On another enterance I met Bill Shively w/ his wife on a stroll thru the farm w/ their baby. I again was treated like Royalty & will plan a trip soon. I have a
grand-daughter of Cozene I would enjoy have a foal & I pray Mr. Shively may help a
dream of mine. The Mansion was a grand design. Enjoy rebuilding a grand old/new historic future. Soon Pf
17 January 2011 19:25 | American Legend Horse Farm - Redwood Valley, Calif
Our sincerest sympathy at your loss. Most thankful to Providence that Mr. and Mrs. Shively nor anyone else were unharmed in the fire. We hope that you will be able to carry on your objective, the restoration of this historic site.
12 November 2010 12:05 | Little Rock, Arkansas
Please share with the Shively"s our sadness over the loss of the beautiful home at Dixiana. We are neighbors in Florida and have just read the brief article in Bloodhorse. We wish the very best for all members of the Dixiana family. God Bless....
I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to work at this *** farm under the watchful eye of Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Klein. I was able to have a season with the yearlings and learnt a lot. The hospitality that was afforded myself was unbelievable and to have me stay with them in their own home which mind you was older than my country was staggering. Was there also for the 4th of July celebrations which had the workers showing their mexican cooking skills. Forever thankful. Brett Casey.
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