|Breeder||Charles T. Wilson Jr.|
|Owner||Charles T. Wilson Jr.|
Triple Crown race wins:
Belmont Stakes (1981)
|Last updated on September 28, 2007|
Until the detection of a blood infection, Summing's early performances were so poor that he was dropped from graded stakes races and entered in an allowance race. Once the infection was found, Summing was unable to compete in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, although two weeks before the Belmont he was well enough to win the Pennsylvania Derby.
Trained by Luis Barrera, brother of American Hall of Fame thoroughbred racehorse trainer Laz Barrera, Summing is best known for his upset over U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt Pleasant Colony in the Belmont Stakes with George Martens aboard. He won the race in a time of 2:29, spoiling Pleasant Colony's bid for the Triple Crown, as Pleasant Colony ran wide in the turn and placed third, behind Highland Blade.
Summing was retired to Jonabell Farm, where he stood at stud until from 1982 to 1991. He was then pensioned to Getaway Farm in California.
His graded stakes race progeny include Epitome, Summer Matinee, and Matthews Keep.