|Dixieland Band is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Mississippi Mud by Northern Dancer. He was born around 1980 in the United States, and was bred by Bayard Sharp.|
Pennsylvania Derby (1983)|
Massachusetts Handicap (1984)
|Leading broodmare sire in North America (2004)|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
Dixieland Band (1980-April 7, 2010) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse. He was bred by Bayard Sharp, a prominent and highly respected Delaware horseman and president of The Blood-Horse Inc. Out of the Sharp-owned multiple stakes winning mare, Mississippi Mud, he was a son of the 20th century's most influential sire, Northern Dancer.
Racing under the colors of Mrs. Sharp, Dixieland Band won the 1983 Pennsylvania Derby at age three and at age four, the Massachusetts Handicap. He was retired after the 1984 racing season to stand at his owner's stud farm in Middletown, Delaware.
A very successful stallion, as of early 2008 Dixieland Band has sired 114 stakes race winners and 43 Graded stakes race winners of which five have each earned more than $1 million. In addition, Dixieland Band is the damsire of two Kentucky Derby winners, Monarchos winning in 2001 and Street Sense in 2007. He is also the damsire of the 2007 Australian Champion Stayer, Delta Blues. Including, Big Truck.
Owner Bayard Sharp's daughter Sarah is married to prominent Kentucky horseman, William S. Farish III. Mr. Sharp died in 2002 and Dixieland Band stood at the Farish family's Lane's End Farm in Versailles. Among his progeny were Bowman's Band, Citidancer, Dixie Brass, and Dixie Union.
At the end of the 2008 breeding season, Dixieland Band was pensioned from stud duties. Dixieland Band was euthanized due to the infirmities of old age on April 7, 2010.