Jean Bereaud (1896 – November 15, 1908) was an American Thoroughbred Champion racehorse[1] best known for winning an 1899 American Classic Race, the Belmont Stakes.[2]

Jean Bereaud
Jean Bereaud, before 1908.
SireHis Highness
GrandsireThe Ill-Used
DamCarrie C.
CountryUnited States
BreederDavid Gideon & John Daly
Owner1) John Daly
2) Sydney Paget
TrainerSam Hildreth
Record17: 10-2-0
Major wins
Double Event Stakes (part 2) (1898)
National Stallion Stakes (1898)
Tremont Stakes (1898)
Eclipse Stakes (1898)
Hudson Stakes (1898)
Great American Stakes (1898)
Great Trial Stakes (1898)
Withers Stakes (1899)
Brookdale Handicap (1900)

American Classics wins:
Belmont Stakes (1899)

American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt (1898)

Background edit

He was bred by the partnership of David Gideon and John Daly at their Holmdel Stock Farm in Holmdel, New Jersey. His sire was His Highness [3] who in 1891 became the first horse in American Thoroughbred racing history to win more than $100,000 in a single season. He was out of the mare Carrie C., who was described by The New York Times as "one of the best of the high-class platers of her day."[4] Carrie C.'s sire was George Lorillard's undefeated colt, Sensation.

Racing career edit

A top two-year-old, Jean Bereaud was conditioned for racing by future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame trainer Sam Hildreth. He was raced by John Daly until after his June 11, 1898, win in the Great American Stakes when he sold him to Sydney Paget, a transplanted Englishman who managed the racing operations of William Collins Whitney.[5] For his new owner, the colt notably won the Great Trial Stakes and the second part of the Double Event at Sheepshead Bay Race Track. While Jean Bereaud's dominating performances diminished somewhat during the second half of 1898, he was still regarded as American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt.[4]

As a three-year-old, Jean Bereaud rebounded from his slow second half of 1898 and in May 1899 won the 26th running of the Withers Stakes at Morris Park Racecourse. Then, in the pre-U.S. Triple Crown era, he set a new Morris Park track record of 2:23.00 for 1⅜ miles in winning the 1899 Belmont Stakes.

Racing at age four, Jean Bereaud's most significant race was a win in the Brookdale Handicap at Gravesend Race Track in which he defeated Imp.[6]

Stud record edit

Retired to stud duty, Jean Bereaud was not a successful sire. He died on November 15, 1908, at Horse Haven Farm in Lexington of "acute indigestion."[6]

References edit

  1. ^ "Eclipse Award Winners". Retrieved 2012-08-10.
  2. ^ "New York Racing Association - Belmont Park". 2012-06-09. Archived from the original on 2012-10-08. Retrieved 2012-08-10.
  3. ^ "Jean Bereaud pedigree". 2012-05-08. Retrieved 2012-08-10.
  4. ^ a b Staff. "JEAN BEREAUD'S FINE RACE". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-08-10.
  5. ^ Staff. "GOSSIP FOR THE HORSEMEN". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-08-10.
  6. ^ a b Staff (November 18, 1908). "Death of Jean Bereaud". Daily Racing Form.