Duke of Magenta (horse)
|Duke of Magenta|
|Owner||George L. Lorillard|
|Trainer||R. Wyndham Walden|
|Flash Stakes (1877)|
Nursery Stakes (1877)
Dixie Stakes (1878)
Kenner Stakes (1878)
Withers Stakes (1878)
Travers Stakes (1878)
Jerome Handicap (1878)
|American Co-Champion 2-Year-Old Colt (1877)|
U.S. Champion 3-year-Old Colt (1878)
United States Racing Hall of Fame (2011)
|Last updated on June 4, 2011|
Foaled in 1875 at the Woodburn Stud near Lexington, Kentucky, he was owned by New York City tobacco tycoon George L. Lorillard and trained by Hall of Famer R. Wyndham Walden. Duke of Magenta was one of the last sons of the Thoroughbred sire Lexington.
In 1878, Duke of Magenta won the Preakness Stakes, the Withers Stakes, the Belmont Stakes, and the Travers Stakes, a feat accomplished since by only two other colts: Man o' War and Native Dancer. Excluding the Withers, he is also one of only seven horses to have won the Preakness, Belmont, and Travers.
In Duke of Magenta's day, the Derby was a recently established race not yet considered important by East Coast breeders. Duke of Magenta died on September 20, 1899 at the farm of J. McCloud in Brookline, Massachusetts.