April 6, 1960 Palomino Pinto Stallion

Sire: Wings

Dam: Misty

Phantom Wings's Pedigree

Phantom Wings was Misty's first foal and only son. He was a palomino pinto with a map of the United States on his shoulder, like his dam and granddam, and wings on his rump, like his sire. Stories announcing his birth appeared in numerous newspapers, and hundreds of people visited Beebe Ranch to see Misty's first foal. The children of Chincoteague even got let out of school to celebrate Phantom Wings's birth. In order to name the foal Marguerite Henry's publishing company sponsored a contest. Twin girls, Carol and Cheryl Costello, from South Dakota submitted the winning name of Phantom Wings, which honored both his sire and granddam. The story of Phantom Wing's birth and many pictures of him were published in The Pictorial Life Story of Misty by Marguerite Henry.

Phantom Wings spent his life on Beebe Ranch. He is only known to have sired one foal, a colt named Sandpiper out of a mare named Nora. Phantom Wings had a Breyer model made in a fairly accurate depiction of his likeness which was produced from 1983 to 1987.

Phantom Wings tragically died too young in 1964. He and his full sister Wisp O' Mist broke into a cattle field and got sick off the feed. Despite the Beebe's best efforts to save them, both died soon afterwards.

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