|Breeder||Robin F. Scully|
|Bernard Baruch Handicap (1966)
Long Branch Stakes (1966)
United Nations Handicap (1966)
Tidal Handicap (1966)
Man O' War Stakes (1966)
Long Island Handicap (1967)
|United States Champion Male Turf Horse (1966)|
|Last updated on July 3, 2007|
Assagai (1963–1986) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse. Bred in Kentucky, he was sired by Warfare and out of the mare, Primary. Purchased by the international business tycoon Charles W. Engelhard, Jr., he was trained by future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, MacKenzie Miller. At age three, Assagai was the top turf horse in the U.S. whose multiple Grade I wins in 1966 resulted in him being voted the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Male Turf Horse.
Sent back to the track at age four, Assagai's most important win of 1967 came in the Long Island Handicap. He also finished second to Poker in the 1967 Bowling Green Handicap but ahead of the future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame Champion, Buckpasser.
Retired to stud duty, Assagai met with some success. His son Big Whippendeal won the G1 Century Handicap at Hollywood Park and another of his colts, Almost Grown, won the Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap at Hawthorne Race Course near Chicago.