• Foaled at Dixiana Farm, out of a mare named Hira (who was by the great foundation sire Lexington). Himyar was famous for being temperamental, yet was steadfast on the track with an illustrious racing career that spanned four years, highlighted with a second-place finish in the 1878 Kentucky Derby to Day Star.
  • Himyar’s toughness and versatility transcended beyond the racetrack into his stallion career. Himyar stood at stud for 16 years at Dixiana Farm. He sired 1898 Kentucky Derby winner, Plaudit, and many other notable racehorses, but his most famous was Domino.

    Portrait of Himyar by Harry Lyman (1888)