Fort Marcy (horse)

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Fort Marcy
Sire Amerigo
Grandsire Nearco
Dam Key Bridge
Damsire Princequillo
Sex Gelding
Foaled 1964
Country United States
Colour Bay
Breeder Paul Mellon
Owner Rokeby Stables
Trainer J. Elliott Burch
Record 75: 21-18-14
Earnings $1,109,791
Major wins
Long Branch Stakes (1967)
Washington, D.C. International (1967 & 1970)
Bernard Baruch Handicap (1967)
Tidal Handicap (1967, 1969)
Sunset Handicap (1968)
Stars and Stripes Handicap (1968)
Hollywood Invitational Turf Handicap (1969)
United Nations Handicap (1970)
Man O' War Stakes (1970)
Bowling Green Handicap (1970)
American Champion Male Turf Horse (1967, 1970)
TRA American Champion Male Turf Horse (1968)
DRF American Champion Older Male Horse (1970)
DRF American Horse of the Year (1970)
United States Racing Hall of Fame (1998)
#86 - Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century
Fort Marcy Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack
Last updated on September 17, 2007

Fort Marcy (April 2, 1964 – August 14, 1991) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse. His grandsire was the important Italian horse, Nearco. In 1970 he earned three Champion titles. He was named Horse of the Year in a poll by the publishers of Daily Racing Form receiving 21 of the 42 votes ahead of Personality (10 votes) and Ta Wee (9 votes).[1] Personality won a rival poll conducted by the Thoroughbred Racing Association.[2] He competed for six years until his retirement at the end of the 1971 racing season.

Fort Marcy died in 1991 at Rokeby Farm in Upperville, Virginia. In 1998, he was voted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.


  1. ^ "Fort Marcy Top Horse". Ottawa Citizen. 1970-12-01. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  2. ^ "How Horse of the Year voters play the game | Daily Racing Form". Retrieved 2012-02-27.