|Owner||Ethel D. Jacobs|
|Record||52 : 28-8-6|
Fashion Stakes (1962) |
National Stallion Stakes (1962)
Polly Drummand Stakes (1962)
Spinaway Stakes (1962)
Sorority Stakes (1962)
Astoria Stakes (1962)
Interborough Handicap (1963, 1964)
Vosburgh Stakes (1964)
Correction Handicap (1963, 1964)
Sport Page Handicap (1964)
Top Flight Handicap (1965)
Distaff Handicap (1965)
Vagrancy Handicap (1965)
Liberty Bell Handicap(1965)
Toboggan Handicap (1965)
TSD American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly (1962)|
American Champion Sprint Horse (1965)
U.S. Racing Hall of Fame (1989)|
#81 – Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century
Affectionately Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack
|Last updated on November 25, 2007|
She was sired by 1956 American Horse of the Year Swaps, out of the exceptional racing mare Searching. Searching's dam was Big Hurry, by Black Toney out of the best "Blue Hen" mare of them all, La Troienne. Searching's sire was War Admiral, winner of the American Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, whose own sire was Man o' War .
At ages three and four Affectionately was very good, winning two Interborough Handicaps, the Vosburgh, and the Correction Handicap. When she turned five, however, she gained the successes that put her on the list of the 100 best racehorses of the twentieth century. Under high weights, she took the Top Flight Handicap, the Vagrancy Handicap and a number of other important stakes races. She retired sound with eighteen stakes wins, one of only two females to break the half-million-dollar earnings mark.
She died in 1979. Ten years later, she was voted into the Hall of Fame, an honor her dam, Searching, was accorded the year before.
Assessment and honors
In the Blood-Horse magazine List of the Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century, with Affectionately's great-granddamsire at #1, her damsire at #13, her sire at #20 and Affectionately herself at #81, Affectionately's heritage continues a tradition of Thoroughbred breeding and racing at its best
|Iron Reward||Beau Pere||Son-in-Law|
|Iron Maiden||War Admiral|
|War Admiral||Man o' War||Fair Play|
|Big Hurry||Black Toney||Peter Pan|
|Helene de Troie|
- La Troienne Retrieved 2011-06-25.
- Affectionately's five-generation pedigree and race record Retrieved 2011-06-25.
- Racing Hall of Fame Archived June 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2011-06-25.