Gallant Fox


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Gallant Fox

famous horse in history of thoroughbred racing. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1273]
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If all goes to plan, Justify will join an exclusive group that includes Sir Barton (1919), Gallant Fox (1930), Omaha (1935), War Admiral (1937), Whirlaway (1941), Count Fleet (1943), Assault (1946), Citation (1948), Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), Affirmed (1978) and American Pharoah (2015).
The 56th annual Kentucky Derby was won by Gallant Fox, with a time of 2:07 3/5.
Omaha, second in the Withers Stakes between his Preakness and Belmont victories, was by Gallant Fox, who in 1930 had become the second horse to win the US Triple Crown - though that term was not yet in common usage.
Answers on page 71 The List American Triple Crown winners 1919 Sir Barton (Guy Bedwell/Johnny Loftus) 1930 Gallant Fox ('Sunny' Jim Fitzsimmons/Earl Sande) 1935 Omaha ('Sunny' Jim Fitzsimmons/Willie Saunders) 1937 War Admiral (George Conway/Charley Kurtsinger) 1941 Whirlaway (Ben Jones/Eddie Arcaro) 1943 Count Fleet (Don Cameron/Johnny Longden) 1946 Assault (Max Hirsch/Warren Mehrtens) 1948 Citation (Jimmy Jones/Eddie Arcaro) 1973 Secretariat (Lucien Laurin/Ron Turcotte) 1977 Seattle Slew (Billy Turner/Jean Cruguet) 1978 Affirmed (Laz Barrera/Steve Cauthen) On this day ...
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.
(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.
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.
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.
Indy, Chief Pete and A P Easy won only in modest company, her Unbridled colt Navesink River earned more distinction, collecting a win in the Grade 2 Pan American Handicap (1m4f on turf) in addition to a score in the Listed Gallant Fox Handicap, a dirt contest over the - for America - extreme distance of 1m5f.
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.