Pink Star

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This article is about the racehorse. For the large diamond, see Pink Star (diamond).
Pink Star
Pink Star.jpg
Pink Star after his 1907 Kentucky Derby win with jockey Andy Minder.
Sire Pink Coat
Grandsire Leonatus
Dam Mary Malloy
Damsire Pat Malloy
Sex Stallion, eventually Gelding
Foaled 1904
Country United States
Colour Dark Bay
Breeder J. Hal Woodford
Owner J. Hal Woodford
Trainer W. H. Fizer
Record 16: 3-1-2
Earnings $5,750
Major wins
Kentucky Derby (1907)
Last updated on May 07, 2009

Pink Star (foaled 1904 in Kentucky) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse and was the winner of the 1907 Kentucky Derby. He was a grandson of 1883 Kentucky Derby winner Leonatus and his sire, Pink Coat, was an American Derby winner.[1]

Pink Star won the Kentucky Derby by two lengths over Zal on a very wet track, with the mud being a fetlock deep in some places. His win was a long shot victory and Pink Star was described by contemporary sources as a lumbering and ugly mount.[1]

By May 1908, Pink Star had been gelded and retired from racing due to poor performance and having a bad temperament. He lived the remainder of his life as a farm horse in Kentucky.[2] He was noted to be dead by 1914.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jim Bolus, Run for the Roses: 100 Years at the Kentucky Derby, Hawthorn Books, Inc., 1974.
  2. ^ Interior Journal. May 15, 1908. pg 4
  3. ^ Staff. "Stake dates are announced.". Daily Racing Form (Triangle Publications). Retrieved 22 July 2014.