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 Post subject: FYI: Haynie's Maria
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:55 pm 
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While recently building my famous-horse database, I gathered some additional information about Haynie's Maria, Andrew Jackson's scourge. Her histories are based upon one memoir that was was regurgitated often. It contained the information that she was sold by Haynie to Pollard Brown, and resulted in losing her last race at Charleston in 1817 (see second page of link).

https://books.google.com/books?id=WG0oA ... 22&f=false

In actuality, Maria lost two races that spring at Charleston, one on Feb 26th and the last on Mar. 1st. The horses to whom she lost were champions in their own right.

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id= ... 1up;seq=86

I have revised her pedigreequery entry with the correct information.


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 Post subject: Re: FYI: Haynie's Maria
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:19 am 
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While conducting more research--and trying to reconcile her racing history with that of Jackson's Pacolet when they overlapped--I discovered that the old narrative had factual flaws. In particular, this portion of the first linked item above:

https://books.google.com/books?id=WG0oA ... 22&f=false

In short, the narrative (based upon Balie Peyton's memoirs) describes Andrew Jackson's frustration with losing to Haynie's mare. However, while its general theme is still valid, the timeline in that narrative is provably false, and should not be repeated anymore.

For instance, I found a newspaper item for the match race between Maria and Western Light. It was on Oct. 7, 1813 instead of 1815. It casts the entire (purportedly) 1815 racing sequence into doubt.

I also resurrected many stud service ads for Jackson's Pacolet. Jackson's negotiation (if not actual purchase) of Pacolet from W. R. Johnson occurred in June of 1812, and not 1813. In those ads was the statement by Johnson containing Pacolet's PPs. It was dated June 22, 1812. That information, plus data about Pacolet's subsequent leg injury and racing capabilty, leads one to believe that the first race between the two horses happened in the fall of 1812, and not 1813.

Not uncommon, but just FYI for anyone who might be interested.


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