Major Barak G. Thomas

  • Dixiana Farm, formerly known as Hamilton Stud, was purchased in 1877, by Major Barak G. Thomas, a Confederate soldier in the Civil War, and later Sheriff of Fayette County. He named the farm Dixiana after his favorite broodmare, Dixie.
  • Major Thomas is thought to be one of the first men to make his sole living by breeding and selling the stock, and his results were immediate. He took the breeding world by storm with his two colts Himyar and Domino.