Foaled in 1931 at Dixiana, Mata Hari was an outstanding racehorse and broodmare for the Fishers’. She was a multiple stakes winner and beat all the boys in the 1933 Breeders’ Futurity. She couldn’t catch them all in the 1934 Kentucky Derby finishing 4th but came back to beat them again in the Illinois Derby in a grand fashion setting a new track record. She was Champion Filly two years in a row 1933 & 1934. It’s no surprise that when you look at Mata Hari’s pedigree you see Domino listed as her great grandsire.
Mata Hari was also quite the character herself. It’s said that she would not tolerate being vanned. So, when it was time for her to be bred Mr. Fisher had to choose stud farms close enough she could be walked over by hand. Mata Hari’s best son was a colt named Spy Song. He won the 1945 Arlington Futurity and was 2nd that year in the Kentucky Derby.