|Grandsire||Raise A Native|
|Owner||William Haggin Perry|
|Trainer||David A. Whiteley|
Triple Crown race wins:
Belmont Stakes (1979)
|Last updated on September 24, 2007|
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.
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.