Jewel's Reward

Jewel's Reward (March 10, 1955 – September 16, 1959) was a Thoroughbred Champion racehorse. He was voted the American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt of 1957 by the Thoroughbred Racing Association and Turf & Sports Digest magazine. The rival Daily Racing Form poll was topped by Nadir.[1] Owned by the Maine Chance Farm of "Cosmetics Queen" Elizabeth Arden, Jewel's Reward was trained by National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame inductee Ivan Parke.[2]

Jewel's Reward
SireJet Jewel
GrandsireJet Pilot
DamBelle Jeep
DamsireWar Jeep
CountryUnited States
BreederMaine Chance Farm
OwnerMaine Chance Farm
Trainer1) Ivan H. Parke
2) William Molter
Record22: 7-5-2
Major wins
Champagne Stakes (1956)
Cowdin Stakes (1956)
Pimlico Futurity Stakes (1956)
Washington Park Futurity Stakes (1956)
Tremont Stakes (1956)
Wood Memorial Stakes (1957)
TSD & TRA American Two-Year-Old Colt (1957)

Following his championship year, in which he won more money than any other two-year-old in history,[3] at age three Jewel's Reward was ranked a top contender for the U.S. Triple Crown series after winning the Wood Memorial Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.[4] However, an injury during a workout hampered the colt [5] and after being sent off as the betting favorite, he ran fourth in the Kentucky Derby [6] and seventh in the Preakness Stakes.[7] Later that year, Jewel's Reward was sent to race in California, where he was trained by Bill Molter.

Returned to the East Coast, in August 1959 the four-year-old Jewel's Reward came down with colic and died on September 16 in his barn at Belmont Park. [8]