|Owner||Haras El Paraiso (in Argentina)|
Triple Crown race wins:
Belmont Stakes (1993)
|Last updated on August 15, 2007|
Purchased for $100,000 at the 1991 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale, Colonial Affair was raced by Centennial Farms.
1993 Belmont Triumph
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
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.
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.
- 1993 Belmont (3:51)
- 1993 Peter Pan Stakes (1:49)
- 1994 Whitney Handicap (7:13)
- 1994 Jockey Club Gold Cup (4:14)
- 1994 Excelsior Breeders' Cup Handicap (2:17)
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- Pedigree and Partial Stats
- TB Times Stallion Directory Colonial Affair
- Rutledge Farm Colonial Affair
- NY Times: "Leg Injury Ends Colonial Affair's Career"
- NY Times: "Krone and Colonial Affair Win Bittersweet Belmont"
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