WING COMMANDER

Part III

The South African Connection

Sons and daughters of Wing Commander imported to South Africa are amongst others:

1. Hi-Wing

(photo by R.Millin)

 

 

 

 

 

Bourbon King

 

 

 

Edna May's King

 

 

 

 

 

Edna May

 

 

Anacacho Shamrock

 

 

 

 

 

 

Higland Squirrel King

 

 

 

Sally Cameron

 

 

Wing Commander

 

 

Altadena

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bourbon King

 

 

 

King's Genius

 

 

 

 

 

Princess Eugenia

 

 

Flirtation Walk

 

 

 

 

 

 

King Vine

 

 

 

Spelling Bee

 

 

 

 

 

Daugther of Red Light II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Own Love

 

 

 

Sun Beau

 

 

 

 

 

Squirrel Lady

 

 

Beau Fortune

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edna May's King

 

 

 

Anacacho Princess

 

 

Crebilly's Hi Note

 

 

Hazel Simmons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rex Peavine

 

 

 

Kalarama Rex

 

 

 

 

 

Nancy Thurman

 

 

Kalarama Lorelei

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comet Dare

 

 

 

Evelyn Brent

 

 

 

 

 

Magnetism

Hi-Wing was bred by Frank Bradshaw of Georgetown, Kentucky. He was born on 5 March 1963. His dam Crebilly's Hi Note was reserve to Sparkling Aire in the 1951 Yearling World Championship. In 1953 she won the Three Year Old Fine Harness Stake, in 1954 reserve Junior Fine Harness Champion and in 1955 Fine Harness Mare World Champion. She had 11 more foals of which one, Sheer Blue ( x Wing Commander) was a blue ribbon winner and attained CH-status while one, Magic Note ( x Wingmaster)  was a reserve winner and also attained CH- status. A third foal, Right Note ( x Wingmaster) was a ribbon winner at the Kentucky State Fair.

Hi-Wing was imported in 1970 by Bill Sieberhagen for Fanie Naude of Vida Stud, Colesberg. He was sold thereafter to Izak Strauss and then to Hennie and Moon Louw of Lanquedoc Stables, Wellington where he had most of his success as beeding sire.

Although Hi-Wing was never a S.A. Grand Champion he won the Reserve S.A. Stallion in hand Championship in 1971 and 1972. He was a good five gaited contender at local shows and later also competed in the Single Harness Division.

His biggest success was however as breeding sire. He sired numerous S.A. Junior Champions and Reserve Champions eg. Wing's Hyacinth Rose (also the dam of Tango's Wee Pee), Hi-Amaryllis, Hi-Denza, Hi Miss Rexie, Hi Chapparal, Wing's Summerwind, Bold Ego, Wing's Denmark and Firefly Wing to name a few. 

Wing's Flight, out of a Cameo's Farewell mare, Edna Denmark, also won the S.A. Grand Champion Single Harness title from 1985 -86 - 1987 with his trainer Charlie Brown.

Wing's Flight (Hi-Wing  x Edna Denmark)) and Charlie Brown 

(photo by R.Millin)

Hi Miss Rexie (Hi-Wing  x Rexie Milona) & Christine Eltringham

(photo by R.Millin)

1979 - S.A. Grand Champion Three Gaited 4 year old

1982 - S.A. Champion Amateur Three Gaited

1982 - S.A. Champion Ladies Three Gaited

Hi Wing's broodmares is well sought after and if when one reads the history and especially the breeding record of Wing Commander and Crebilly's Hi Note's success as a broodmare, it is no surprise!

 

2. Noble's Command

(photo by Jan Genade)

Noble's Command, born 4 May 1960, was bred by J.S. Abercrombie, Versailles, KY. He was imported by Piet Louw as a two year old in 1962. His achievements were both in the show ring and later as stud. 

 

 

 

 

Bourbon King

 

 

 

Edna May's King

 

 

 

 

 

Edna May

 

 

Anacacho Shamrock

 

 

 

 

 

 

Higland Squirrel King

 

 

 

Sally Cameron

 

 

Wing Commander

 

 

Altadena

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bourbon King

 

 

 

King's Genius

 

 

 

 

 

Princess Eugenia

 

 

Flirtation Walk

 

 

 

 

 

 

King Vine

 

 

 

Spelling Bee

 

 

 

 

 

Daugther of Red Light II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rex Peavine

 

 

 

Kalarama Rex

 

 

 

 

 

Nancy Thurman

 

 

Noble Kalarama

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noble Denmark

 

 

 

Daisy Reed

 

 

Lady Lola

 

 

Daughter of Nutwood Jr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rex Peavine

 

 

 

King Vine

 

 

 

 

 

Bourbon Belle

 

 

King's Vine Fancy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Light II

 

 

 

Not registered

 

 

 

 

 

Daughter of Lightfoot Brummel

1963 - S.A. Grand Champion Futurity Colt (Two year old)

1965 - S.A. Reserve Grand Champion Stallion.

1967 - S.A. Reserve Grand Champion Single Harness 

        - S.A. Champion Five Gaited Stallion

1968 - S.A. Reserve Grand Champion Stallion

        - S.A. Reserve Grand Champion Single Harrness

        - S.A. Champion Fine Harness Stallion/Geelding

1969 - S.A. Reserve Champion Fine Harness Stallion/Gelding

        - S.A. Reserve Champion Five Gaited Stalllion

 

Offspring:

Non Lola ( Noble's Command x Indiana's Ann) had an illustrious show career and won numerous Junior Championships in the Three Gaited and Fine Harness division for her owner Lucas Odendaal.

Lady Bird ( Noble's Command x Ethel Dolan) also owned by Lucas Odendaal, was the 1973 S.A. Three Gaited Grand Champion.

Macaskell is a Mr USA foal out of Wingnette who was out of Jean Again by Noble's Command.

The beautiful stallion Dreams Mainstay ( x Cameo's Dreams)  is out of another Noble's Command mare, Miss Swanky Moon, out of the dam Miss Sonata.

In August 1969 Noble's Command was sold to Gert Kock of Orange Valley. Unfortunately he died shortly thereafter when he was only 9 years old. He regrettably only sired 28 foals. Who knows what would have become of Noble's Command legacy if he lived longer and had more purebred mares?

 

3. Normandy Belle

 

Normandy Belle & Izak Strauss

(photo by Jan Genade)

Wing Commander x Kay Mackie 

Bred by Louis Greenspan of Missouri in April 1957.

Imported by Dries du Plessis.

Show record:

1967, 1970  - S.A. Single Harness Grand Champion 

1971 - S.A. Single Harness Reserve Grand Champion

1970 - S.A. Five Gaited Reserve Grand Champion

1970, 1971, 1972 - S.A. Single Harness Mare Champion

1967 -  S.A. Fine Harness Mare Champion

1970 - S.A. Five Gaited Mare Champion

1972 - S.A. Five Gaited Mare Champion

 

Grandsons and daughters by Wing Commander imported to South Africa are amongst others:

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copyright Ross Millin 2004