|Sire||Hail To Reason|
|Breeder||Harry F. Guggenheim|
|Owner||William A. Levin|
|Trainer||Angel Penna, Sr.|
|American Derby (1971)
Hollywood Derby (1971)
Lexington Handicap (1971)
Travers Stakes (1971)
|Leading broodmare sire in Britain & Ireland (1984)|
|Last updated on September 16, 2009|
Bold Reason (1968–1985) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse and Champion broodmare sire. Bred by Harry Guggenheim, he was sired by Hail To Reason, the 1970 Leading sire in North America. His dam was Guggenheim's excellent runner Lalun who also produced Never Bend. He was bought as a yearling for $52,000 by William Levin at the 1969 Guggenheim dispersal sale.
As a three-year-old competing in the 1971 U.S. Triple Crown series, Bold Reason ran third in the Kentucky Derby, fifth in the Preakness Stakes and third in the Belmont Stakes. He went on to win important races that year including the prestigious Travers Stakes.
Bold Reason died on November 14, 1985 at Samantha Farms in Old Westbury, New York.
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