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Shut Out (February 27, 1939 – April 23, 1964) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse.

Shut Out
SireEquipoise
GrandsirePennant
DamGoose Egg
DamsireChicle
SexStallion
Foaled(1939-02-27)February 27, 1939
DiedApril 23, 1964(1964-04-23) (aged 25)
CountryUSA
ColourChestnut
BreederGreentree Stable
OwnerHelen Hay Whitney
TrainerJohn M. Gaver, Sr.
Record40 Starts: 16 – 6 – 4
Earnings$317,507
Major wins
Grand Union Hotel Stakes (1941)
Classic Stakes (1942)
Yankee Handicap (1942)
Blue Grass Stakes (1942)
Travers Stakes (1942)
Pimlico Special (1943)
Wilson Stakes (1943)
Laurel Stakes (1943) American Classic Race wins:
Kentucky Derby (1942)
Belmont Stakes (1942)
Last updated on November 20, 2008

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BackgroundEdit

Shut Out was a chestnut stallion sired by Hall of Famer Equipoise, the multiple stakes-winning champion his fans called "The Chocolate Soldier." Shut Out was bred by Greentree Stable in Lexington, Kentucky, owned by Mrs. Payne Whitney (Helen Hay Whitney), who had also bred his dam, Goose Egg, by the French stallion Chicle.

Racing careerEdit

The year Shut Out was born, Greentree Stables also produced top runner Devil Diver, who beat Shut Out in the 1941 Hopeful Stakes for 2-year-olds. Hall of Fame conditioner John Gaver, training for Greentree, gave Eddie Arcaro his choice of Kentucky Derby mounts: Devil Diver or Shut Out. Arcaro chose Devil Diver, who came in sixth. Shut Out, under jockey Wayne D. Wright, won the race. Arcaro switched mounts for the Belmont Stakes, riding Shut Out to victory.

Shut Out's other main rival that year was Alsab, 1941's U.S. Champion Two-Year-Old Colt. Alsab also took 1942's three-year-old honors. Yet Shut Out came close to winning the 1942 Triple Crown, losing the Preakness Stakes to Alsab while finishing fifth after a troubled trip. He also won the prestigious Travers Stakes, again under Arcaro. Shut Out held a 3 to 2 margin over Alsab when Alsab finished fourth in his career finale, while Shut Out was third in an overnight handicap in 1944.

Stud recordEdit

Shut Out died in 1964 after a respectable career at stud, siring a number of stakes winners for Greentree such as One Hitter.

PedigreeEdit

Pedigree of Shut Out, chestnut stallion, foaled February 27, 1939[1]
Sire
Equipoise
chestnut 1928
Pennant
ch. 1911
Peter Pan
b. 1904
Commando
Cinderella
Royal Rose
b. 1894
Royal Hampton
Belle Rose
Swinging
ch. 1922
Broomstick
b. 1901
Ben Brush
Elf
Balancoire II
b. 1911
Meddler
Ballantrae
Dam
Goose Egg
bay 1927
Chicle
b. 1913
Spearmint
b. 1903
Carbine
Maid of the Mint
Lady Hamburg II
dkb/br. 1908
Hamburg
Lady Frivoles
Oval
ch. 1921
Fair Play
ch. 1905
Hastings
Fairy Gold
Olympia
b. 1911
Rock Sand
Orienta (Family 16-g)

ReferencesEdit

  • The History of Thoroughbred Racing in America, by William H.P. Robertson, Bonanza Books, New York
Specific
  1. ^ "Shut Out pedigree". Equineline.com. Retrieved August 9, 2017.

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