Gallant Fox


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Gallant Fox

famous horse in history of thoroughbred racing. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1273]
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This was the only race that Omaha won in nine juvenile starts, but in 1935 he emulated his sire Gallant Fox by winning the US Triple Crown.
Compiled by Andrew Pennington and Nicholas Godfrey The List Kentucky Derby: most wins by a trainer 6 Ben Jones Lawrin (1938), Whirlaway (1941), Pensive (1944), Citation (1948), Ponder (1949), Hill Gail (1952) 4 HJ 'Dick' Thompson Behave Yourself (1921), Bubbling Over (1926), Burgoo King (1932), Brokers Tip (1933) 4 D Wayne Lukas Winning Colors (1988), Thunder Gulch (1995), Grindstone (1996), Charismatic (1999) 3 'Sunny' Jim Fitzsimmons Gallant Fox (1930), Omaha (1935), Johnstown (1939) 3 Max Hirsch Bold Venture (1936), Assault (1946), Middleground (1950) 3 Bob Baffert Silver Charm (1997), Real Quiet (1998), War Emblem (2002)
1945), Citation (1948), Hill Gail (1952) 5 Bill Hartack Iron Liege (1957), Venetian Way (1960), Decidedly (1962), Northern Dancer (1964), Majestic Prince (1969) 4 Bill Shoemaker Swaps (1955), Tomy Lee (1959), Lucky Debonair (1965), Ferdinand (1986) 3 Isaac Murphy Buchanan (1884), Riley (1890), Kingman (1891) 3 Earl Sande Zev (1923), Flying Ebony (1925), Gallant Fox (1930) 3 Angel Cordero jr Cannonade ( 1974), Bold Forbes ( 1976), Spend A Buck ( 3 Gary Stevens Winning Colors (1988), Thunder Gulch (1995), Silver Charm (1997)
Also 2nd in Gallant Fox Handicap-Gr2 at 3, 3rd in Dixie Handicap-Gr2 at 4.
Gallant Fox ('30) was sired by Sir Gallahad III and his great, great grandsire was Flying Fox.
The first two US Triple Crown winners, Sir Barton and Gallant Fox, were awarded that status retrospectively, and the latter's campaign in 1930 showed that the races did not yet form a coherent series, as he took the Preakness eight days before the Derby.
Lucarno comes from the 14th crop of his sire, Dynaformer, a horse who did not rise to Grade 1 level as a runner, but who did earn the reputation of an honest, solid performer, successful in Grade 2 company twice over 1m1f and 1m2f, and runner-up over the marathon distance (in American terms) of 1m5f in the Grade 2 Gallant Fox Handicap.
Eleven of the race's 121 winners have passed along their Derby genes, the most recent being Seattle Slew ('77), sire of Swale ('84), and the most astonishing being Triple Crown winner Gallant Fox ('30), sire of Triple Crown winner Omaha ('35).
However, Saratoga is also known as the Graveyard of Champions after several high-profile shocks - including the defeat of Triple Crown winner Gallant Fox in the 1930 Travers by a 100-1 shot named Jim Dandy, who is remembered in today's EUR500,000 event.
Two of the sons won the Derby just five years after their fathers - Omaha (1935), by Gallant Fox (1930), and Ponder (1949), by Pensive (1944).
Five Triple Crown winners scored here, although only two of them - Gallant Fox in 1930 and Citation in 1948 - did so in the same year.
Half a century earlier, triple crown winner Gallant Fox was beaten eight lengths in the Travers by 100-1 shot Jim Dandy.