Alsab

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Alsab
Narragansett Park, R.I., Championship Match Race, Alsab winning over Whirlaway. September 19, 1942 (74630).jpg
Sire Good Goods
Grandsire Neddie
Dam Winds Chant
Damsire Wildair
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1939
Country United States
Colour Bay
Breeder Tom Piatt
Owner Albert Sabath
Trainer Sarge Swenke
Record 51: 25-11-5
Earnings $350,015
Major wins
Washington Park Futurity (1941)
Champagne Stakes (1941)
Mayflower Stakes (1941)
Preakness Stakes (1942)
American Derby (1942)
Lawrence Realization Stakes (1942)
New York Handicap (1942)
Withers Stakes (1942)
Awards
U.S. Champion Two-Year-Old Colt (1941)
U.S. Champion Three-Year-Old Colt (1942)
Honours
United States Racing Hall of Fame (1976)
#65 - Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century
Last updated on April 28, 2007

Alsab (1939–1963) was an American Hall of Fame Thoroughbred racehorse.[1]

Racing career[edit]

As a two-year-old Alsab won the Washington Park Futurity, Champagne Stakes and Mayflower Stakes.

In his three-year-old he was ridden by Basil James. He finished second to Shut Out in the Kentucky Derby and then won the Preakness Stakes.[2] In the third leg of the Triple Crown he finished second to Shut Out in the Belmont Stakes.

On September 19, 1942, Alsab defeated the 1941 U.S. Triple Crown Champion Whirlaway in a match race at Narragansett Park in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.[3]

Assessment and awards[edit]

Alsab was voted the 1941 U.S. Champion Two-Year-Old Colt. He also won 1942 U.S. Champion Three-Year-Old Colt honors.

In the Blood-Horse magazine List of the Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century, Alsab was voted #65. In 1976, he was inducted in the United States' National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.

Pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of Alsab
Sire
Good Goods

bay 1931

Neddie

black 1926

Colin Commando
Pastorella
Black Flag Light Brigade
Misplay
Brocastelle

bay 1915

Radium Bend Or
Taia
Pietra Pietermaritzburg
Briar-Root
Dam
Winds Chant

brown 1931

Wildair

bay 1917

Broomstick Ben Brush
Elf
Verdure Peter Pan I
Pastorella
Eulogy

bay 1913

Fair Play Hastings
Faity Gold
St. Eudora St. Simon
Dorothea

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