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Dixie Brass

Dixie Brass
Sire Dixieland Band
Dam Petite Diable
Grandsire Northern Dancer
Damsire Sham
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1989
Country United States
Color Dark Bay/Brown
Breeder John W. Rooker
Owner Michael Watral
Trainer Dennis J. Brida
Record 15: 6-2-2
Earnings US$631,563
Dixie Brass is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Petite Diable by Dixieland Band. He was born around 1989 in the United States, and was bred by John W. Rooker.
Major wins
Copelan Stakes (1991)
Swift Stakes (1992)
Withers Stakes (1992)
Metropolitan Handicap (1992)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on May 14, 2010

Dixie Brass (1989–2002) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse who was one of the leading middle distance runners in the United States in 1992. Bred in Kentucky by John W. Rooker, he was sold at the Keeneland September Yearling sales and again at the March 1991 Ocala, Florida sale of two-year-olds.

Trained by Dennis Brida for owner Michael Watral, during his racing career Dixie Brass compiled a record of 6-2-2 from 15 starts and earned US$$631,563. Included in his wins were the Grade II Withers Stakes in which he broke a twenty-five-year old stakes record,[1] and the Grade I Metropolitan Handicap [2]

Dixie Brass suffered a career ending injury in the Sport Page Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack and was retired to stud duty. Among his offspring, Dixie Bass sired millionaire multiple Grade II winner, Dixie Dot Com and was the damsire of Brass Hat. He died on January 28, 2002 at age thirteen at The Stallion Park near Millbrook, New York.[3]



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