Bryn Mawr (1901 – 1923) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse. He is best known for winning the 1904 Preakness Stakes. He was bred by Goughacres Stud in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, owned by B. F. Clyde and his brother William's son, Thomas C. Clyde. They would race him under their Goughacres Stable.[1] Bryn Mawr was sired by Atheling and out of the mare Maggie Weir, a daughter of The Bard.[2]

Bryn Mawr
DamMaggie Weir
DamsireThe Bard
CountryUnited States
BreederGoughacres Stud
OwnerGoughacres Stable
TrainerW. Fred Presgrave
RecordNot found
EarningsNot found
Major wins
Brooklyn Derby (1904)
Larchmont Stakes (1904)
Broadway Stakes (1904)

American Classic Race wins:
Preakness Stakes


Preakness Stakes


The twenty-ninth running of the Preakness Stakes was run on Saturday, May 28, 1904. On that day Bryn Mawr went off as the heavy favorite at 3-2 in the field of ten after three colts scratched. In that race, he broke poorly in seventh under a heavy hold by jockey Gene Hildebrand but he steadily made up ground throughout the race, as they hit the clubhouse turn he had edged up into fifth place. The pace of the race was very fast that day with the first quarter in :24 flat and the half in :47-3/5.[3] As the race progressed, Bryn Mawr raced in the group of stalkers behind the leaders and was in third moving into the final turn. He made his move wide on the final turn with some urging from Hildebrand rounded the field.

Near the top of the lane he passed the leaders and wore down front runner Dolly Spanker. In the last sixteenth of a mile, he emerged in front and beat the runner-up by a length going away and stretching the lead with stride.[4] That day Wotan finished second at 7-1 by a scant nose over 7-2 second choice Dolly Spanker in third.

The final time for the one mile and 70 yard race on dirt was 1:44-1/5 over a fast track. Bryn Mawr won almost 60% of the total purse of $4,000 netting earnings $2,355.[5]

Later racing career


Later in his three-year-old season Bryn Mawr went on to win the mile and a half Brooklyn Derby at Gravesend Race Track on Coney Island, New York[6] and the seven furlong Larchmont Stakes at Morris Park Racecourse in Westchester County, New York. He also finished second in the mile Withers Stakes at Aqueduct Race Track.

In his four-year-old season Bryn Mawr won the Broadway Stakes at a mile and one sixteenth at Gravesend Race Track. He also finished third in the one mile and three eighths Advance Stakes also at Sheepshead Bay Race Track.

Stud career


By 1911, Bryn Mawr had been given to the Maryland Breeding Bureau and was a stud horse at the farm of R. J. Walden in Middleburg.[7] Relocated to Canterbury Farms in Saratoga Springs, he was sold for $1,000 in August 1922 to J.H. Lewis.[8] Bryn Mawr died in June 1923 in Cleveland. He was considered to be a good broodmare sire.[9]


Pedigree of Bryn Mawr

br. 1883


bay 1868

Oxford Birdcatcher
Honey Dear
Whisper Flatcatcher
King Tom Mare

bay 1868

King Tom Harkaway
Bay Middleton Mare Bay Middleton
West Country Lass
Maggie Weir

ch. 1895

The Bard

bay 1883

Longfellow Leamington
Brademonte War Dance

ch. 1888

Stratford Leamington
Susan Beane
Gem Macaroon


  1. ^ "Notes of the Turf". The New York Times. 1901-11-07. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  2. ^ "Bryn Mawr Horse Pedigree". Pedigree Online Thoroughbred Database. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
  3. ^ "Preakness Stakes 1904 Race Chart page p-62". Maryland Jockey Club Media Guide 2009. Pimlico Race Course. 2009-05-01.
  4. ^ "Preakness Stakes 1904 Race Chart page p-62". Maryland Jockey Club Media Guide 2009. Pimlico Race Course. 2009-05-01.
  5. ^ "Preakness Stakes 1904 Race Chart page p-62". Maryland Jockey Club Media Guide 2009. Pimlico Race Course. 2009-05-01.
  6. ^ "Bryn Mawr Won A Derby". New York Times, page 12. 1904-06-12. Retrieved 2021-04-22.
  7. ^ Pimlico (April 9, 1911). "Flying Fox which sold for $187,000 dies at earlyage". The Baltimore Sun. No. 16.
  8. ^ Staff (August 23, 1922). "Devoted to odds and ends". Daily Racing Form. Triangle Publications. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  9. ^ Staff (June 1923). "Turf notes". Thoroughbred Record. 97 (26): 531. Retrieved 4 June 2020.