Biffle's Ray Raider No. 9120
Ray Raider being held by Tucker Parrish.
Ray Raider waswhelped on Sept. 22, 1925 and was by Raider Dawson No. 5483 out of Donie Parrish. There were three littermates - Rex Raider, May Raider and Fly Raider. Rex Raider and May Raider were said to have been excellent foxhounds from the time they started running. And although a fair hound, Ray Raider didn't seem to have the desire of his littermates. Rex Raider was run over by a car and killed and May Raider died an untimely death. In 1926, Ray Raider was the Tennessee State Bemch Champion. On The reputation of his dead littermates, foxhunters began to breed to Ray Raider. He became an outstanding producer and a famous stud dog. Ray Raider was the sire of such famous hounds as Tom Crowe, Big Jester, Big Joker, and Red Love (who won the National Futurity in 1931 ). Ray Raider and his sire Rex Raider were the fore fathers of the hounds known today as "RAIDER" hounds.
The Canadian Foxhunter and writer Cecil Taylor wrote this tribute to Ray Raider in a 1968 issue of the Hunters Harn Magazine:
Sleep on, Ray Raider, through the years to come;
Your gallant effort we shall not forget.
“Opinions die but records live.” they say
You made a name scarce equalled to this day.
‘Twas 30 years ago, if memory serves
You proved to all the world what you could do;
With driving speed, midst competition keen
Led many packs, and caught the fox if seen.
Great sons and daughters added to your name -
Few equalled more your shining bid to fame;
“For blood will tell,” as the mentors quip:
In hounddom’s scroll, your worthy name is writ.
Pedigree for Ray Raider IFSB No. 9120
Owner & Breeder : S.I. Biffle
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