|Grandsire||Raise A Native|
|Owner||William Haggin Perry|
|Trainer||David A. Whiteley|
Triple Crown race wins:
Belmont Stakes (1979)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
Last updated on September 24, 2007
Coastal (foaled 1976 at Claiborne Farm in Kentucky) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse. He was sired by U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Majestic Prince out of the mare, Alluvial, who was in turn was sired by U.S. Racing Hall of Fame stallion, Buckpasser. He was a half-brother, thru Alluvial, to Slew o' Gold.
Owned by William Haggin Perry and trained by David A. Whiteley, Coastal won the Peter Pan Stakes by an impressive 12 lengths, prompting his owner to pay an expensive supplemental nomination fee for the Belmont Stakes. It was money well spent as Coastal went on to win the Belmont, a feat that his sire did not accomplish. It was a huge upset over Spectacular Bid, who placed third, and the first supplemental entry to ever win the Belmont.
He ran second to Affirmed in the Woodward Stakes and third in the Marlboro Cup Invitational Handicap behind Spectacular Bid and General Assembly. Then, in the Grade I Jockey Club Gold Cup, in a stretch battle with rivals Spectacular Bid and Affirmed, he again placed third.
Coastal was retired, and was sent to Mick Gross' Summerhill Stud in South Africa in 1988. He sired graded stakes winners Cherry Jubilee, Dangers Hour, Little Brianne, and Canadian multiple stakes winner, Triple Wow.
Pensioned in the Spring of 2003, Coastal died September 28, 2005.