Damrosch (horse)

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Damrosch
SireRock Sand
GrandsireSainfoin
DamDissembler
DamsireHanover
SexStallion
Foaled1913
CountryUnited States
ColourBrown/Bay
BreederAugust Belmont, Jr.
OwnerJ. K. L. Ross
TrainerW. Fred Presgrave
Albert G. Weston
Major wins
Woodstock Stakes (1916)
Hyde Park Selling Handicap
Woodstock Plate Handicap
Willet Handicap (1918)
Garden City Selling Stakes Triple Crown Race wins:
Preakness Stakes (1916)

Damrosch (foaled in 1913) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning the 1916 Preakness Stakes.

Background[edit]

Bred by August Belmont, Jr. at his Nursery Stud near Lexington, Kentucky, he was sired by the 1903 English Triple Crown winner, Rock Sand. Damrosch was out of the mare Dissembler, a daughter of the four-time Leading sire in North America, Hanover.[1]

Racing career[edit]

Captain W. Fred Presgrave of Kentucky, who had trained the winner of the 1904 Preakness Stakes winner, Bryn Mawr, purchased Damrosch from August Belmont, Jr. on behalf of Canadian businessman J. K. L. Ross.[2] Presgrave trained the colt part way into his three-year-old campaign when Albert Weston took over his conditioning. In the Preakness Stakes, the colt was ridden to victory by Linus McAtee and led from the start to win from Greenwood.[3]

Stud record[edit]

Damrosch raced through age seven and was then retired to stud. He was not successful as a sire.

Pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of Damrosch (USA), brown stallion, 1913[1]
Sire
Rock Sand (GB)
1900
Sainfoin
1887  
Springfield St.Albans
Viridis
Sanda Wenlock
Sandal
Roquebrune
1893
St. Simon Galopin
St.Angela
St.Marguerite Hermit
Devotion
Dam
Disembler (USA)
1895
Hanover
1884
Hindoo Virgil
Florence
Bourbon Belle Bonnie Scotland (GB)
Ella D
Hypocrite
1885
Longfellow Leamington (GB)
Nantura
Hypatia Waverly
sister to Ruric (Family: 12-b)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Damrosch pedigree". equineline.com.
  2. ^ "BELMONT SELLS THREE RACE HORSES". New York Times. 2012-06-10. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
  3. ^ "Fine Race By Damrosch". Baltimore Sun. 1916-05-16. Retrieved 2012-08-05.