Death Calls Breeder Thomas J. Carson, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-05


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DEATH CALLS BREEDER THOMAS J. CARSON NEW YORK. N. Y., December 4. Word was received at the Jockey Club today of the death of Major Thomas J. Carson at Jackson, Miss. Major Carson was one of the oldest and most successful of breeders of American thoroughbreds and his Dixiana Farm was one of the most famous in all the land. In 1882 he bought the Himyar Stud, the home of B. G. Thomas, and it was afterward known as Dixiana. Ben Strome, one of the most famous of American sires of his day, was for many years at the head of Major Carsons stud, and he sired many a notable race horse. Loantaka was another stallion that added a degree of fame to Major Carson as a breeder. Ben Strome was a particularly virile sire, and there are more than thirty of his producing daughters in the stud at this time. Two of the best of the get of Ben Strome were High Ball, winner of the last American Derby, and that good mare Eugenia Burch.

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