Dark Mirage

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Dark Mirage
Sire Persian Road II
Grandsire Persian Gulf
Dam Home by Dark
Damsire Hill Prince
Sex Filly
Foaled 1965
Country United States
Colour Dark Bay
Breeder Duval A. Headley
Owner Lloyd I. Miller
Trainer Everett W. King
Record 27: 12-3-2
Earnings $362,789
Major wins
Prioress Stakes (1968)
La Troienne Stakes (1968)
Kentucky Oaks (1968)
Acorn Stakes (1968)
Mother Goose Stakes (1968)
Coaching Club American Oaks (1968)
Monmouth Oaks (1968)
Delaware Oaks (1968)
Santa Maria Handicap (1969)
1st U.S. Filly Triple Crown Champion (1968)
U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old Filly (1968)
United States Racing Hall of Fame (1974)
Last updated on November 18, 2006

Dark Mirage (1965–1969) was an American Hall of Fame Champion Thoroughbred racehorse.

Racing career[edit]

Dark Mirage was 15.1 hands high. In her 1967 campaign as a two-year-old, she had two minor wins in fifteen starts. As a three-year-old, she lost her first race, then (en route to winning nine in a row) became the first winner of the Filly Triple Crown, capturing all three races with ease. Her handlers decided to rest her for the remainder of the racing season. Dark Mirage's performance earned her the American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly honor.[1]

At age four, Dark Mirage raced only two times. She won her first race and, in the next, severely injured a fetlock joint. This injury ended her racing career and resulted in her death a few months later.[2]

Hall of fame[edit]

In 1974, Dark Mirage was inducted into the United States' National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.


Pedigree of Dark Mirage
Persian Road II
Persian Gulf Bahram Blandford
Friar's Daughter
Double Life Bachelor's Double
Saint Joan
One For The Road Watling Street Fairway
Sundae Hyperion
Bachelor's Fare
Home by Dark
Hill Prince Princequillo Prince Rose
Hildene Bubbling Over
Fancy Racket
Sunday Evening Eight Thirty Pilate
Dinner Time
Drowsy Royal Minstrel
Lazy Susan



  1. ^ "Dark Mirage". spiletta.com. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Dark Mirage". spiletta.com. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Dark Mirage Horse Pedigree". Pedigree Online: Pedigre database. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 

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