Creme Fraiche (horse)
|Grandsire||Creme Dela Creme|
|Foaled||April 7, 1982|
|Breeder||Pamela H. Firman and G. Watts Humphrey|
Derby Trial (1985)
Belmont Stakes (1985)
|Creme Fraiche Handicap at Gulfstream Park|
|Last updated on September 16, 2007|
Creme Fraiche was sired by Rich Cream, co-holder of the world record of 1:19.40 for 7 furlongs on dirt in the 1980 Triple Bend Handicap. His dam Likely Exchange was a female-line descendant of Strange Device, a half-sister to the Kentucky Oaks winner Mars Shield.
Bred by Pamela Firman and her nephew, G. Watts Humphrey, Jr., Creme Fraiche was originally sent as a yearling colt to the 1983 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July sale, where he was sold to Brushwood Stable for $160,000. He was sent from there to Virginia's Hickory Tree Stable for breaking where he proved unruly and was gelded.
Although thought to be a "late bloomer", Creme Fraiche was a hardy three-year-old, winning the Derby Trial and the Belmont Stakes, with Eddie Maple astride, becoming the first gelding to win the classic race and the fourth consecutive Belmont winner for his trainer, Woody Stephens. By the end of his three-year-old season, he had five graded stakes wins.
At five, he again won the Jockey Club Gold Cup and the Meadowlands Handicap and finished that year with a career high of $1,323,666 in earnings.
Retired at age seven, Creme Fraiche was sent to Brushwood Stable near Malvern, PA, for pensioning. He was visited by fans bringing his favorite treat of mints until he was put down due to a severe case of laminitis on October 9, 2003, at the age of 21. He was buried at the farm in the memorial garden at Bryn Clovis.
Rich Cream (USA)
|Creme Dela Creme (USA)
|Judy Rullah||Nasrullah (horse)|
|Right Turn (USA)
|Turn-To (IRE)||Royal Charger (GB)|
|Source Sucree (FR)|
Likely Exchange (USA)
|Terrible Tiger (USA)
|Amerigo (GB)||Nearco (ITY)|
|Likely Swap (USA)
|Most Likely||Heliopolis (GB)|
|Strange Device (Family: 9-f)|
- Creme Fraiche was inbred 4 × 4 to Heliopolis, meaning that this stallion appears twice in the fourth generation of his pedigree.
- "Creme Fraiche pedigree". Equineline.
- "Toxophilite Mare - Family 9-f". Thoroughbred Bloodlines.
- "Pensioned Belmont Stakes Winner Crème Fraiche Dead". The Blood-Horse.