Rex McDonald 833 - Mexico, MO
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N 39° 10.116 W 091° 53.364
15S E 595941 N 4336073
Foaled in Auxvasse, Mo in 1890.
Waymark Code: WM11YJE
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 01/12/2020
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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County of Memorial: Audrain County
Location of Memorial: S. Muldrow St. (MO-15), Graceland, Historic Museum Lawn, Mexico.
Donor: Bruce Marble & Granite Works, Ft. Scott, KS.
Memorial Erected by: The Middleton Family

Memorial Text:


The World's Champion
saddle stallion

born May 20, 1890
Died Nov. 10, 1913.

with his last owner
B.R. Middleton, riding him,
defeated every horse ever
shown against him. Owned,
raised, and trained in
Audrain County. Sire and
grandsire and great
grandsire of Champions
most widely known and
beloved by saddle horse
admirers the world over.

Rex McDonald, one of the world's greatest saddle horses, whose blood line has played an important part in the development of the easy-gaited, graceful American Saddle Horse, was foaled at nearby Auxvasse, 1890.

Additional information may be found here: Rex McDonald

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History of Mark:

"Rex McDonald died in 1913 and a monument was erected to him. He had already created his own monument though with his remarkable prepotency of Saddlebred blood and the fidelity with which he stamped this upon his progeny. He was a champion show horse for more than a decade and produced sons and daughters who were champions and they in turn produced champions. He made money for everyone who owned him; he broke records for money won and for money spent to own him. Over 200 of his sons were registered and a virtual family of ongoing good bloodstock infused the Saddlebred breed. Rex McDonald also brought popularity to his breed winning hearts where ever he went, with his brilliance of presence and perfection of all five gaits." ~ Patricia Crane

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