Grindstone (horse)

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Sire Unbridled
Grandsire Fappiano
Dam Buzz My Bell
Damsire Drone
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1993
Country United States
Colour Bay
Breeder Overbrook Farm
Owner Oakhurst Farm
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas
Record 6: 3-2-0
Earnings $1,224,510
Major wins
Louisiana Derby (1996)
Kentucky Derby (1996)

Grindstone (foaled January 23, 1993) is a thoroughbred racehorse who won the Kentucky Derby in 1996. He became jockey Jerry Bailey's 2nd Kentucky Derby winner and the second in a row for trainer D. Wayne Lukas.


Bred and owned by William T. Young's Overbrook Farm, Grindstone was the son of Unbridled out of the mare Buzz My Bell.

Racing career[edit]

Prior to the Derby, Grindstone had won the Louisiana Derby and was second in the Arkansas Derby.

Grindstone was retired just 5 days after his Kentucky Derby victory when knee chips were discovered in his leg. He is the first horse since Bubbling Over in 1926 to be retired immediately following a win in the Kentucky Derby.

Stud record[edit]

He stands today at Oakhurst Farm in Oregon (making him the first Kentucky Derby winner to ever stand in the Northwest). His progeny include two millionaires, GR I winner Birdstone and Ekolu Place. He is also, via Birdstone, the grandsire of Mine That Bird and Summer Bird, who both won Triple Crown races in 2009.