Once again Dixiana was sold after a legacy of 58 years within the Fisher family.
Mary Lou Wibel, a businesswoman from Tennessee, purchased Dixiana for $5,953,400 with partner Bruce Kline, also farm manager. They soon turned the farm into a successful commercial breeding and boarding operation. During the late ’80s and ’90s, Dixiana was 300 acres with another 265 acres on lease. It was home to legendary stallions such as Mr. Greeley and Fly Till Dawn.
In 1999 the farm made its mark in the sales ring by selling a record priced $3.9 million-dollar colt by Kris S. at that year’s Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Dixiana was also home to other champions such as Fly so Free, Champion 2-year-old male of 1990, who was broke and prepped there as well as 1997 Epsom Derby winner Benny the Dip.