Bardstown (1952–1972) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse.
|Trainer||Horace A. Jones|
|Buckeye Handicap (1956)|
Equipoise Mile Handicap (1956)
Longport Handicap (1956)
Quaker City Handicap (1956,1958)
Trenton Handicap (1956)
Appleton Handicap (1957)
Gulfstream Park Handicap (1957)
Tropical Handicap (1957, 1959)
Widener Handicap (1957, 1959)
Orange Bowl Handicap (1959)
He was bred and raced by Calumet Farm of Lexington, Kentucky who named him for the city of Bardstown in Nelson County, Kentucky. Due to ankle and hip joint problems, Bardstown, a gelding, did not race until age four but then competed for four years and became one of the top older horses of his time.
Trained by "Jimmy" Jones, among his important wins Bardstown twice won Florida's Tropical Handicap at Tropical Park Race Track as well as the premier event on the winter racing calendar, the Widener Handicap at Hialeah Park Race Track in Hialeah, Florida. At age seven, Bardstown set a new Tropical Park track record of 1:40 2/5 for a mile and one sixteenth on dirt while winning the 1959 Orange Bowl Handicap.
Bardstown was retired to Calumet Farm in 1960 where he died in 1972.
|Bull Lea||Bull Dog||Teddy|
|Lady Lark||Blue Larkspur||Black Servant|
- http://www.pedigreequery.com/bardstown Bardstown's pedigree and partial racing stats
- https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=TLYyAAAAIBAJ&sjid=H-wFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2660,3902603&dq=bardstown+retired&hl=en[permanent dead link]
- https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=RbYyAAAAIBAJ&sjid=H-wFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2666,1215225&dq=bardstown+orange+bowll&hl=en[permanent dead link] Miami News, January 4, 1959