Colonial Affair

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Colonial Affair
Sire Pleasant Colony
Grandsire His Majesty
Dam Snuggle
Damsire Nijinsky
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1990
Country United States
Colour Bay
Breeder Rutledge Farm
Owner Haras El Paraiso (in Argentina)
Trainer Scotty Schulhofer
Record 20: 7-4-3
Earnings $1,635,228
Major wins

Peter Pan Stakes (1993)
Whitney Handicap (1994)
Jockey Club Gold Cup (1994)
Excelsior Breeders' Cup Handicap (1994)

Triple Crown race wins:
Belmont Stakes (1993)
Last updated on August 15, 2007

Colonial Affair (1990 – April 23, 2013)[1] was an American Thoroughbred racehorse.

He was sired by 1981 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Pleasant Colony, out of the Rutledge Farm mare Snuggle.

Purchased for $100,000 at the 1991 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale, Colonial Affair was raced by Centennial Farms.

1993 Belmont Triumph[edit]

Trained by the 1992 U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Scotty Schulhofer, he is best known for his win in the 1993 Belmont Stakes under female jockey Julie Krone as the 13-1 longshot. Colonial Affair's 1993 Belmont triumph is also in the record books, because it was the first time that a female jockey won any of the three races of Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing.

1994 Eclipse Award - Near Miss[edit]

Colonial Affair was only 3 votes shy (out of a possible 247 votes) of winning the 1994 Eclipse Award for American Male Champion Older Horse.

Retirement[edit]

Colonial Affair was the favorite for the 1994 $3 million Breeders' Cup Classic until he broke a bone in his leg, thereby ending his racing career.

Colonial Affair was originally retired in 1995 to Gainesway Farm. He was then supposed to be sent to New Zealand in 1998 but was instead sent to Japan and stood privately at stud at Haras El Paraiso in Argentina.

Colonial Affair died in his stall on April 23, 2013 at Haras El Paraiso in Capitan Sarmiento, Argentina. He was 23.[2]

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Pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of Colonial Affair
Sire
Pleasant Colony(USA)
1978
His Majesty(USA)
1968
Ribot(ITY)
1952
Tenerani(ITY)
1944
Romanella(ITY)
1943
Flower Bowl(USA)
1952
Alibhai
(GB)
1938
Flower Bed(USA)
1946
Sun Colony(USA)
1968
Sunrise Flight(USA)
1959
Double Jay(USA)
1944
Misty Morn(USA)
1952
Colonia(URU)
1959
Cockrullah(GB)
1951
Nalga(ARG)
1952
Dam
Snuggle(USA)
1985
Nijinsky II(CAN)
1967
Northern Dancer(CAN)
1961
Nearctic(CAN)
1954
Natalma(USA)
1957
Flaming Page(CAN)
1959
Bull Page(USA)
1947
Flaring Top(USA)
1947
Mirthful Flirt(USA)
1972
Raise A Native(USA)
1961
Native Dancer(USA)
1950
Raise You(USA)
1946
Glad Rags(GB)
1963
High Hat(GB)
(1957)
Dryad(IRE)
(1950)

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