|Breeder||James R. Keene|
|Owner||James R. Keene
John S. Barbee (Glen Helen Stud)
|Trainer||James G. Rowe, Sr.|
American Classic Race wins:
Belmont Stakes (1910)
|U.S. Champion 2-Yr-Old Colt (1909)
U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt (1910)
|Last updated on September 11, 2007|
Sweep was a champion two-year-old with a long stride. He placed second in the Hopeful Stakes and the Saratoga Special Stakes before he ran away with the Futurity Stakes, winning easily by over half a dozen lengths under a tight hold.
Racing at three, with jockey James H. Butwell aboard, Sweep won the 1910 Belmont Stakes in a time of 2:22, when the race was contested at 1 3/8 miles. He was the favorite at 1 to 10 odds and won by six lengths over the only other starter, Duke of Ormonde. It was one of only five times in the history of the stakes race that just two horses have been entered.
Retired to Keene's Castleton Farm, Sweep was the leading sire by earnings in 1918 and again in 1925. He was not only a great sire but a great broodmare sire, with three daughters that produced Kentucky Derby winners. They were Beaming Beauty, dam of Bubbling Over; Brushup, dam of War Admiral; and Dust Whirl, dam of Whirlaway. Both War Admiral and Whirlaway became Triple Crown champions.
Other successful progeny include Eternal, General Thatcher, The Porter, Leonardo, Bon Homme, and Pen Rose.
Sweep died in 1936.