In Kentucky, Daingerfield bred for Keene a “galaxy” of great racers who wore the white and blue spots of Castleton Farm. Many of the horses earned over $100,000. A few of their hall-of-fame horses were Domino, Colin, Commando, and Sysonby. Daingerfield’s reputation was such, that in 1902 a “sensational” three year-old black colt owned by McLewee & Co. bore the name Major Daingerfield. The Governor appointed the Major a member of the Kentucky State Racing Commission. In 1907, Keene’s total winnings were more than $397,000, which at the time was the greatest amount ever won by any one man in the world history of racing. Just before his death, Daingerfield compiled statistics that in the years 1905 through 1910, Keene’s winnings from his Kentucky horses aggregated over $1.2 million.
Though Foxhall Alexander Daingerfield was the focus of our narrative, his wife, Nettie Gray, and her family were a force on their own. From the early 1800s, when Robert Gray located in Harrisonburg, the Grays were leading lawyers and philanthropists in the area. Robert Gray’s son and Nettie’s father, Algernon S. Gray, continued the tradition. At the beginning of the Civil War, Gray opposed the succession of Virginia. He served as a delegate to the Succession Convention, but went along with the decision of the majority of delegates to join the Confederacy. During the War, however, Gray gave assistance to all Valley people, with conspicuous concerns for the sufferings of Dunkards and Mennonites. When Elder John Kline was murdered, Gray’s daughters, fearing for their father’s life, persuaded him to go to Baltimore.
Nettie’s sister, Orra, well-educated and a resident of Richmond, was a known “ardent Republican” and outspoken on the plight of the blacks. In the late 1800s, she was a leader in the Richmond suffragette movement. After her husband’s death, Orra moved to Kentucky to live with Nettie and joined with Kentucky suffragette activists there until her death in 1904. Correspondence during that period between Nettie Daingerfield and Kentucky suffragette activists suggested Nettie’s sympathies similar to those of her sister.
 New York Times. July 3, 1902 and October 6, 1902.
 NYT. FAD Obit.
 Daily News Record. January 9, 1913
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 NYT. July 18, 1922.
 http://www.library.vcu.edu/jbc/speccoll/exhibit/crenshaw.html. 100th Anniversary of the founding of the equal Suffrage League of Virginia.
 Henrietta Gray Daingerfield. That Dear Old Sword. Richmond, Va. Presbyterian Committee Publication. 1903.
 Nettie Gray Daingerfield. Our Mammy and Other Stories. Hampton Institute Press, Hampton, VA. 1906.
 Nettie Gray Daingerfield. Frescati: A Page from Virginia History. The Neale Publishing Company. NY. 1909.