Apollo (horse)

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Sire Lever
Grandsire Lexington
Dam Rebecca T. Price
Damsire The Colonel
Sex Gelding
Foaled 1879
Country United States
Colour Chestnut
Breeder Daniel Swigert
Owner Green B. Morris
Trainer Green B. Morris
Record 54: 24-15-9
Earnings $21,680
Major wins
Kentucky Derby (1882)

Apollo (1879–1887) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse. He won 24 races in his career, including the 1882 Kentucky Derby.[1]

Apollo was the second of nine geldings to win the Kentucky Derby, and is the only horse to win it without having raced as a 2-year-old.[1]

Apollo was injured as a five-year-old and was retired from racing. He was given to a friend of Morris' wife that lived in Charleston for use as a saddle horse.[2] He died in November 1887 of lockjaw.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Apollo at Everything2.com". Archived from the original on 11 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-03. 
  2. ^ Daily Racing Form. "Careers of Kentucky Derby winners." May 19, 1910.
  3. ^ The Sun (New York) November 30, 1887

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