Voter (foaled 1894) was a Thoroughbred racehorse bred in England that competed in the United States where his racing success led to his selection as the American Champion Older Male Horse of 1899.[1] When his racing career was over, Voter became an influential sire.[2]

SireFriar's Balsam
CountryGreat Britain
BreederFoxhall P. Keene
OwnerJames R. & Foxhall P. Keene
TrainerThomas Green
William Lakeland
James G. Rowe Sr.
Record49: 26-6-7
Major wins
Billow Stakes (1896)
White Plains Handicap (1896)
Winged Foot Handicap (1896)
Coney Island Handicap (1897, 1900, 1901)
Cyclone Handicap (1897)
Metropolitan Handicap (1897)
Jamaica Stakes (1900)
Ocean Handicap (1900)
Sea Cliff Stakes (1900)
Test Handicap (1900)
Toboggan Handicap (1900)
Flight Handicap (1901)
American Champion Older Male Horse (1899)

Background edit

Voter was bred in England by American Foxhall Keene, the son of the very prominent American businessman and major owner and breeder of Thoroughbred horses, James R. Keene. Voter was brought to the United States as a yearling.

Track and World Records edit

On July 17, 1900, at Brighton Beach Race Course on Coney Island, New York, Voter set a new World Record of 1:38.00 for a mile on dirt.[3]

Among his important stakes wins, Voter was a three-time winner of the Coney Island Handicap with his most important victory coming in the 1897 Metropolitan Handicap. [4] [5] [6]

At stud edit

When his racing career was over, Voter stood at his owner's Castleton Stud near Lexington, Kentucky.[7] Some of his important offspring include:

Pedigree edit

Pedigree of Voter, chestnut stallion, 1894
Friar's Balsam
Hermit Newminster Touchstone
Seclusion Tadmor
Miss Sellon
Flower of Dorset Breadalbane Stockwell
Blink Bonny
Imperatrice Orlando
Barcaldine Solon West Australian
Birdcatcher mare
Ballyroe Belladrum
Bon Accord
Gaydene Albert Victor Marsyas
The Princess of Wales
Flora Macdonald Scottish Chief
Mayflower (family: 1-g)

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g The Champion's history charts Archived September 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Voter". Avalyn Hunter's American Classic Pedigrees. 2018-10-17. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  3. ^ "Voter Beat All Records, Keene's Fleet Horse Made a New World's Mark for a Mile". New York Times, page 5. 1900-07-18. Retrieved 2021-01-16.
  4. ^ "Coney Island Form Chart". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1897-06-26. Retrieved 2021-09-21.
  5. ^ "Terrific Storm Hits Sheepshead Bay". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1910-06-19. Retrieved 2021-05-26.
  6. ^ "It Was Voter's Race". New York Times, page 1. 1897-05-09. Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  7. ^ "Voter Second in Sire List". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1907-01-11. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  8. ^ "60th running-1928-Vito" (PDF). (NYRA). 1928-06-09. Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  9. ^ "Welcome to the Kentucky Horse Park | Lexington, KY". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-08-10.
  10. ^ "Electioneers Futurity: Billy Lakeland's Son of Voter-Quesal Scores Great Triumph". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1906-09-02. Retrieved 2021-03-13.
  11. ^ Kentucky Derby History, 1922
  12. ^ "Another Good Stake Winning Son Of Voter". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1909-06-27. Retrieved 2020-03-22.
  13. ^ "Curiosity". Thoroughbred Heritage. 2021-09-21. Retrieved 2021-09-21.
  14. ^ "Keene Juveniles Regain Condition". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1910-06-17. Retrieved 2021-09-21.
  15. ^ "H. P. Whitneys Winnings for 1922". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1922-12-14. Retrieved 2021-09-21.