James Cox Brady

  • James Cox Brady, a famous traction magnate from New York was next in line to take over the ownership of Dixiana. He spent a substantial amount of money to restore the farm to its famous Thoroughbred nursery status.
  • James Brady was the son of millionaire Anthony N. Brady who in 1900 was the largest shareholder of the American Tobacco Company. His fortune was passed down to his son and in 1918, James Cox Brady was one of the thirty richest Americans. Brady only held onto the farm for three years before passing away. However, during his time at Dixiana, he possessed a successful racing operation.

    Vincent O’Brien, James Cox Brady, Bull Hancock, Raymond Guest & Tom Cooper | Courtesy P Cooper