Middleground

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Middleground
Sire Bold Venture
Grandsire St. Germans
Dam Verguenza
Damsire Chicaro
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1947
Country United States
Colour Chestnut
Breeder King Ranch
Owner King Ranch
Trainer Max Hirsch
Record 15: 6-6-2
Earnings $237,725
Major wins
Hopeful Stakes (1949)
Kentucky Derby (1950)
Belmont Stakes (1950)
Awards
U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt (1951)
United States Horse of the Year (1951)

Middleground (1947–1972) [1] was an American Thoroughbred racehorse.

Ridden by 16-year-old apprentice jockey Bill Boland, and trained by Max Hirsch, both future U.S. Hall of Fame inductees, Middleground won the 1950 Kentucky Derby, finished second to Hill Prince after a rough trip in the Preakness Stakes, and won the Belmont Stakes.

Middleground died in 1972, and the gravesite is on the King Ranch, in Kingsville, Texas.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Grave Matters Farm Index North America" (horse graves), Thoroughbred Heritage, 2005, webpage: TB-Graves.

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