Adam's Apple (horse)

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This article is about the racehorse winning the 2000 Guineas Stakes in 1927. For other uses, see Adam's apple (disambiguation).
Adam's Apple
Sire Pommern
Grandsire Polymelus
Dam Mount Whistle
Damsire William the Third
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1924
Country Great Britain
Colour Bay
Breeder Mrs Clarissa Sofer Whitburn
Owner Charles W. S. Whitburn
Trainer Harry L. Cottrill
Record 7-2-0-2
Major wins

Soltykoff Stakes (1926)

British Classic Race wins:
2000 Guineas Stakes (1927)
Last updated on 25 June 2011

Adam's Apple (foaled 1924) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning a British Classic, the 2000 Guineas Stakes.[1]


Adam's Apple was sired by Pommern, the 1915 English Triple Crown champion. His dam Mount Whistle was a daughter of the Ascot Gold Cup winner William the Third.

Racing career[edit]

At age two, Adam's Apple won the Soltykoff Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse.[2] He ran third in the 1926 Criterion Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse and third again in the New Stakes at Ascot Racecourse behind Sickle and the winner, Damon. He made four starts as a three-year-old, finishing off the board in three; however, he was ridden to victory by jockey Jack Leach in the 1927 2000 Guineas Stakes, defeating runner-up Call Boy (later the Epsom Derby winner), with Sickle third.[3]

Stud record[edit]

After his retirement from racing, Adam's Apple was sold to Argentine breeders.[4] There he met with some success, siring the filly Chimentera, winner of the Las Oaks at Santiago Chile's Club Hipico de Santiago, and the very good filly La Bastille, likewise a winner of the Oaks but who also defeated her male counterparts in winning the El Derby at the Valparaiso Sporting Club racetrack at Vina del Mar, Chile.[5]


  1. ^ List of 2000 Guineas winners Retrieved 2011-06-25.
  2. ^ Adam's Apple's family Retrieved 2011-06-25.
  3. ^ National Horseracing Museum (which erroneously states that Adam's Apple was exported to Australia) Retrieved 2011-06-25.
  4. ^ Pryor, Peter, The Classic Connection, Cortney Publications, Luton, 1979. (The National Horseracing Museum states that he was exported to Australia, which is incorrect.)
  5. ^ Adam's Apple's offspring (nearly all Argentine, not Australian) Retrieved 2011-06-25.