AKA Alexander the Spotted Circus Horse; AKA Rockwells Alexander.
Owned by W. H. Rockwell. Exhibited at New York Citys Bowery Ampitheatre in March 1840.
the leopard horse Alexander, foaled circa 1830. “A Correct Likeness of Mr. H. Rockwell’s Horse, Alexander, Bowery Amphitheatre, N.Y. March 1840”. The lithograph is titled “A Correct Likeness of Mr. H. Rockwell’s Horse, Alexander, Bowery Amphitheatre, N.Y. March 17th, 1840”.
W.H. Rockwell owned the Rockwell & Company Circus. Alexander (also known as Majesty), was also used in Page’s Circus, purchased from Ohio in 1828, by Thomas Page, of Rutland, Vermont. Alexander’s spotted genetics have been traced into the Morgan breed, where spotted Morgans have been recorded and registered. It is interesting to note that the sire of Alexander, said to be Cox’s Arabian, came from Tunis, which is the same place that William Seward’s stallion, Omar, came from. Omar is the paternal grandsire of Killbuck Tom (aka Kilbuck Tom), whose spotted descendants can be found in both the Standardbred and Morgan breeds.https://appaloosaterritory.com/Articles/opinions4.html