|Foaled||April 16, 1978|
|Breeder||Charles T. Wilson Jr.|
|Owner||Charles T. Wilson Jr.|
|Trainer||Luis S. Barrera|
|Pennsylvania Derby (1981) |
Hill Prince Stakes (1981)
Pegasus Stakes (1981)
|Last updated on September 28, 2007|
Summing was a bay horse bred in Kentucky by his owner Charles T. Wilson Jr. He was sired by Verbatim, a leading dirt performer whose wins included the 1969 Whitney Stakes. The best of his other progeny included Alphabatim and Princess Rooney. Summing's dam Sumatra was a high-class racemare whose wins included a division of the Santa Ysabel Stakes.
Until the detection of a blood infection, Summing performed so poorly that he was dropped from graded stakes races and entered in an allowance race. Once the infection was found, he was unable to compete in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, although two weeks before the Belmont he was well enough to win the Pennsylvania Derby.
Trained by Luis Barrera, brother of American Hall of Fame thoroughbred racehorse trainer Laz Barrera, Summing is best known for his upset over U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt Pleasant Colony in the Belmont Stakes with George Martens aboard. He won the race in a time of 2:29, spoiling Pleasant Colony's bid for the Triple Crown, as Pleasant Colony ran wide in the turn and placed third, behind Highland Blade.
Summing was retired to Jonabell Farm, where he stood at stud until from 1982 to 1991. He was then sent to Getaway Farm in California. Summing was pensioned from study duties in September 2003 due to declining fertility and stood at the farm until he died in his sleep of natural causes at 30 years old in October, 2008.
|Speak John (USA)
|Nuit de Folies (FR)||Tornado|
|Well Kept (USA)
|Never Say Die||Nasrullah (GB)|
|Bed O Roses (IRE)||Preciptic (GB)|
|Sunda Strait (USA)
|Aboukir (NZ)||Gold Nib (GB)|
|Fairy Day (Family: 1-g)|
- Summing was inbred 4 × 4 to Nasrullah, meaning that this stallion appears twice in the fourth generation of his pedigree.
- "Summing pedigree". equineline.com.
- "Problem - Family 1-g". Thoroughbred Bloodlines. Retrieved 2014-01-05.