Bold Reason

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Bold Reason
Sire Hail To Reason
Grandsire Turn-To
Dam Lalun
Damsire Djeddah
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1968
Country United States
Colour Bay
Breeder Harry F. Guggenheim
Owner William A. Levin
Trainer Angel Penna, Sr.
Record 17: 7-4-2
Earnings $304,082
Major wins
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.

Retired to stud duty, Bold Reason was the leading broodmare sire in Great Britain & Ireland in 1984. Of his daughter's progeny, the most important was Sadler's Wells.

Bold Reason died on November 14, 1985 at Samantha Farms in Old Westbury, New York.