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Sire Determine
Grandsire Alibhai
Dam Gloire Fille
Damsire War Glory
Sex Stallion
Foaled March 3, 1959[1]
Country United States
Colour Gray
Breeder George A. Pope, Jr.
Owner El Peco Ranch
Trainer Horatio Luro
Record 43: 11-9-4
Earnings $318,989
Major wins

Ben Ali Handicap (1963)
Dominion Day Handicap (1963)
Monmouth Handicap (1963)

American Classic Race wins:
Kentucky Derby (1962)
Last updated on September 23, 2008

Decidedly (March 3, 1959 – November 12, 1984) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse who is best known for winning the 1962 Kentucky Derby.


Decidedly was a gray horse bred in California by George Pope. His sire Determine from whom he inherited his gray coat, won the Kentucky Derby in 1954. Decidedly's dam Gloire Fille was descended from the broodmare La France (foaled 1928) who was the female line ancestor of numerous other major winners including Phalanx, Danzig Connection and Johnstown.[2]

Racing career[edit]

Ridden by Bill Hartack, Decidedly set a new Churchill Downs track record for 1¼ miles in winning the 1962 Derby. In the second leg and third legs of the U.S. Triple Crown series, the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, he was unplaced.

In 1963 Decidedly won five of thirteen starts and set a new Keeneland Race Course record for 11/16 miles in winning the Ben Ali Handicap. He was retired from racing at age five after the 1964 season in which he won two races from ten starts.

Stud record[edit]

At stud, Decidedly was the sire of nineteen stakes race winners.


Pedigree of Decidedly (USA), grey stallion, 1959[1]
Determine (USA)
Alibhai (GB)
Hyperion Gainsborough
Teresina Tracery
Blue Tit
Koubis (USA)
Mahmoud Blenheim
Mah Mahal
Brown Biscuit Sir Andrew
Swing On
Gloire Fille (USA)
War Glory (USA)
Man o' War Fair Play
Annette K Harry of Hereford
Bathing Girl
Belle Femme (USA)
Beau Pere Son-in-Law
French Vamp Stimulus
La France (Family: 17-b)[2]


  1. ^ a b "Decidedly pedigree". Equineline. 
  2. ^ a b "Biddy - Family 17-b". Thoroughbred Bloodlines. Retrieved 2014-08-17.