Manuel (horse)

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Manuel
Sire Bob Miles
Grandsire Pat Malloy
Dam Espanita
Damsire Alarm
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1896
Country United States
Colour Bay
Breeder George James Long
Owner 1) George James Long
2) Alfred H. & David H. Morris
3) J. Baker
Trainer Robert J. Walden
Record 21: 4-5-4
Earnings $9,740
Major wins

Prospect Stakes (1898)

American Classic Race wins:
Kentucky Derby (1899)

Manuel (1896–1900) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that won the 1899 Kentucky Derby in what was deemed a very uneventful race.[1] He was foaled in Kentucky and was a bay colt sired by Bob Miles out of the mare Espanita (by Alarm). He is related through his grandsire to 1907 Derby winner Pink Star.[2] Manuel was bred by George James Long at his Louisville stud farm, Bashford Manor Stable.[3]

Long retained ownership of Manuel throughout his two-year old season, finally selling him in October 1898 to the Morris brothers for $15,000.[3] A few days after the Derby at Churchill Downs, Manuel injured his leg by stepping in a hole in the track which prompted his withdraw from racing for the rest of the season.[4]

Manuel was sold to Frank Morel (through his agent J. Baker) as a four-year old in October 1900 for $500 at the Morris Park sale.[5] Manuel only raced for two seasons[6] and did not produce any registered offspring.[7] A 1910 Daily Racing Form article states that he died shortly thereafter as a four-year old.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NY Times. May 5, 1899
  2. ^ Manuel Pedigree
  3. ^ John L. O'Connor. History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921. 1921
  4. ^ Staff (January 11, 1900). "Good colts are not named in the handicap". The Evening Telegram. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  5. ^ NY Times. Oct. 14, 1900
  6. ^ Jim Bolus,Race for the Roses: 100 years at the Kentucky Derby. Hawthorn Books, Inc. 1974
  7. ^ Manuel Progeny
  8. ^ Daily Racing Form. "Careers of Kentucky Derby winners." May 19, 1910.