Questionnaire (horse)

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Sire Sting
Grandsire Spur
Dam Miss Puzzle
Damsire Disguise
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1927
Country United States
Colour Bay
Breeder James Butler
Owner James Butler
Trainer 1) Andy Schuttinger (1929, 1930)
2) Edward J. Bennett (1931, 1932)
Record 45: 19-8-4
Earnings US$89,611
Major wins
Broadway Handicap (1930)
Empire City Derby (1930)
Gramatan Handicap (1930)
Mount Kisco Stakes (1930)
Mount Vernon Handicap (1930)
Scarsdale Handicap (1930)
Twin City Handicap (1930)
Yonkers Handicap (1930)
Yorktown Handicap (1930)
Brooklyn Handicap (1931)
Metropolitan Handicap (1931)
Empire City Handicap (1931)
Kings County Handicap (1932)
Paumonok Handicap (1932)
Questionnaire Handicap at Empire City Race Track

Questionnaire (1927-1950) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse bred and raced by James Butler, president and owner of Empire City Race Track who owned his sire Sting and grandsire Spur.[1]

Questionnaire was race conditioned by Andy Schuttinger [2] who would be his trainer through 1930 after which Edward J. Bennett took over.[3]

Questionnaire had an outstanding year at age three. Although he did not run in the first two legs of the 1930 U.S. Triple Crown series, he did finish third to Triple Crown Champion, Gallant Fox in the Belmont Stakes. Overall, he won nine important races in 1930 [1] and then in 1931 captured the prestigious Brooklyn and Metropolitan Handicaps. After two more important wins in 1932 at age five, Questionnaire was retired to stud for owner James Butler. However, Butler died in 1934 and his estate sold Questionnaire at auction. He was purchased for $15,000 by Helen Hay Whitney's Greentree Stud, Inc. for whom he served stallion duty at their breeding farm in Lexington, Kentucky. [2] Among the successful runners he sired were multiple stakes winners Hash (1936), Requested (1939), Coincidence (1942), Carolyn A. (1944), and Double Brandy (1946).

Questionnaire died of colic at age twenty-three on August 25, 1950.

Pedigree of Questionnaire
Spur King James Plaudit
Auntie Mum Melton
Gnat Voter Friars Balsam
Mosquito Commando
Miss Puzzle
Disguise Domino Himyar
Mannie Gray
Bonnie Gal Galopin
Bonnie Doon
Ruby Nethersole Star Ruby Hampton
Nethersole Tournament
Fairy Slipper