Coastal (horse)

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Sire Majestic Prince
Grandsire Raise A Native
Dam Alluvial
Damsire Buckpasser
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1976
Country United States
Colour Chestnut
Breeder Claiborne Farm
Owner William Haggin Perry
Trainer David A. Whiteley
Record 14: 8-1-3
Earnings $493,929
Major wins

Haskell Invitational Handicap (1979)
Dwyer Stakes (1979)
Peter Pan Stakes (1979)
Tyro Stakes (1978)

Triple Crown race wins:
Belmont Stakes (1979)
Last updated on September 24, 2007

Coastal (foaled 1976 at Claiborne Farm in Kentucky) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning the 1979 Belmont Stakes.


He was sired by U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Majestic Prince out of the mare Alluvial, who was in turn was sired by U.S. Racing Hall of Fame stallion Buckpasser. He was a half-brother, through Alluvial, to Slew o' Gold. He was owned by William Haggin Perry and trained by David A. Whiteley.

Racing career[edit]

Coastal won the Peter Pan Stakes by 12 lengths, prompting his owner to pay a supplemental nomination fee for the Belmont Stakes. Coastal won the Belmont in a huge upset over Spectacular Bid, who placed third, becoming the first supplemental entry to ever win the race.

He ran second to Affirmed in the Woodward Stakes and third in the Marlboro Cup Invitational Handicap behind Spectacular Bid and General Assembly. Then, in the Grade I Jockey Club Gold Cup, in a stretch battle with rivals Spectacular Bid and Affirmed, he again placed third, with Affirmed winning the race.


Coastal was retired and was sent to Mick Gross' Summerhill Stud in South Africa in 1988. He sired graded stakes winners Cherry Jubilee, Dangers Hour, Little Brianne, and Canadian multiple stakes winner Triple Wow.

Pensioned in the spring of 2003, Coastal died on September 28, 2005.