AKA Dorsey`s Golddust; AKA Gold Dust. described as `pure gold in color`, star, 4 ankle whites, 16h, 1275 lbs. Foaled 1855, Louisville, KY. Breeder: Andrew Hoke. Sold when a weanling for $1,000 to L.L. Dorsey, Eden Stock Farm. His sire was Vermont Morgan #69, his dam the unregistered Hoke mare, who was said to be by Zicaaldi, a chestnut Arabian stallion. He was registered in both the Morgan registry and the ATR (trotting horses) and was also a sire of Saddlebreds. In 1861 he trotted in a match race with a horse named Iron Duke for a purse of $10,000 and won by taking 3-of-4 heats. He was very highly regarded as a sire. Some of his comments: "Golddust was a most beautiful horse, and one of the very great sires in the country. In getting extreme speed he outranks Hambletonian..." "The misfortune of a short life, the better part passed during the years of the war, and the years ensuing when the breeding interests in Kentucky were badly broken up, seriously impaired Golddust's opportunities for success." Sired 19 registered Saddlebred foals. Registered Morgan progeny: 59 colts, 28 fillies; total progeny 302, 2 in the 2:20 list. Died 1871, Louisville KY.