Creme Fraiche (horse)
|Grandsire||Creme Dela Creme|
|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|
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.
- http://www.tbhorsepedigree.com/library/horse/Creme%20Fraiche.php TB Creme Fraiche
- http://www.ntra.com/stats_bios.aspx?id=3283 NTRA Brushwood Stable
- http://news.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=18476 Bloodhorse Creme Fraiche Dead