Bardstown (horse)

Bardstown (1952–1972) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse.

Bardstown
SireAlibhai
GrandsireHyperion
DamTwilight Tear
DamsireBull Lea
SexGelding
Foaled1952
CountryUnited States
ColourBay
BreederCalumet Farm
OwnerCalumet Farm
TrainerHorace A. Jones
Record31: 18-7-1
EarningsUS$628,752[1]
Major wins
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)

BackgroundEdit

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.

Racing careerEdit

Trained by "Jimmy" Jones, among his important wins Bardstown twice won Florida's Tropical Handicap at Tropical Park Race Track[2] as well as the premier event on the winter racing calendar, the Widener Handicap at Hialeah Park Race Track in Hialeah, Florida.[3] 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.[4]

RetirementEdit

Bardstown was retired to Calumet Farm in 1960 where he died in 1972.[5]

PedigreeEdit

Pedigree of Bardstown
Sire
Alibhai
Hyperion Gainsborough Bayardo
Rose Drop
Selene Chaucer
Serenissima
Teresina Tracery Rock Sand
Topiary
Blue Tit Wildflower
Petit Bleu
Dam
Twilight Tear
Bull Lea Bull Dog Teddy
Plucky Liege
Rose Leaves Ballot
Colonial
Lady Lark Blue Larkspur Black Servant
Blossom Time
Ladana Lucullite
Adana

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