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Sir Gaylord (February 12, 1959 – 1981) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse who later became a successful sire.

Sir Gaylord
SireTurn-To
GrandsireRoyal Charger
DamSomethingroyal
DamsirePrincequillo
SexStallion
Foaled1959
CountryUnited States
ColourBay
BreederMeadow Farm
OwnerMeadow Stables
TrainerCasey Hayes
Record18: 10-0-4
EarningsUS$237,404
Major wins
Sapling Stakes (1961)
Great American Stakes (1961)
National Stallion Stakes (1961)
Tyro Stakes (1961)
Stepping Stone Purse (1962)
Everglades Stakes (1962)
Bahamas Stakes (1962)

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BackgroundEdit

He was bred and raced by Christopher Chenery. Sir Gaylord was sired by the British-bred, American-raced Turn-To out of the mare Somethingroyal and was therefore the half-brother of Secretariat.

Racing careerEdit

One of the leading two-year-old colts of 1961, Sir Gaylord was the favorite going into the 1962 Kentucky Derby. Shortly before the Derby, on May 4, he suffered a hairline fracture of the sesamoid bone in his right foreleg during a workout which ended his racing career.[1]

Stud careerEdit

Sir Gaylord was successful as a sire. He stood at stud in the United States until 1972, when he was sent to Haras du Quesnay (France). His best-known progeny included 1968 Epsom Derby winner and champion broodmare sire Sir Ivor (1965) and Habitat (1966), a top-level stakes winner in England and France and also a successful sire.[2]

DeathEdit

Sir Gaylord died in France of renal failure in the spring of 1981.

PedigreeEdit

Pedigree of Sir Gaylord
Sire
Turn-To
Royal Charger Nearco Pharos
Nogara
Sun Princess Solario
Mumtaz Begum
Source Sucree Admiral Drake Craig an Eran
Plucky Liege
Lavendula Pharos
Sweet Lavender
Dam
Somethingroyal
Princequillo Prince Rose Rose Prince
Indolence
Cosquilla Papyrus
Quick Thought
Imperatrice Caruso Polymelian
Sweet Music
Cinqpace Brown Bud
Assignation

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] Sir Gaylord's pedigree and partial racing stats. Accessed February 3, 2011.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2011-02-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Biography of Sir Gaylord. Accessed February 3, 2011.