A foal of 1908 by Vice Commodore out of Lady Leyburn, Margaret Parrish was a fast performer on the track, but gained immortality as a broodmare. One of her first offspring was Arion Guy 1:59 1/2. Other famous foals included Margaret Arion, the dam of Protector, The Marchioness 1:59 1/4, winner of the 1932 Hambletonian and Kentucky Futurity, and Princess Peg, 2:00 3/4, who took the 1934 Kentucky Futurity. Margaret Parrish's most remarkable achievement, however, was the foaling of Margaret Castleton 1:59.2 at age twenty-six. There is no other case in horse breeding history of a mare so old producing a champion. Margaret Parrish died at Walnut Hall Farm in 1939.
Walnut Hall Farm, Lexington, KY
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals