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Hermis (horse).jpg
Circa 1904.
Sire Hermence
Grandsire Isonomy
Dam Katy of the West
Damsire Spendthrift
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1899
Country United States
Colour Chestnut
Breeder Hiram Berry for H. A. Engman
Owner 2) Henry M. Ziegler
3) Louis V. Bell
4) Edward R. Thomas
Trainer John H. McCormack
William Shields (1903 and later)
Record 55: 28-8-6
Earnings $84,155
Major wins
Travers Stakes (1902)
Jerome Handicap (1902)
Ocean View Handicap (1902)
Saranac Handicap (1902)
Brighton Cup (1903)
Merchants and Citizens Handicap (1903)
Edgemere Handicap (1903)
Ocean Handicap (1903)
Cup Preliminary Stakes (1903)
Brookdale Handicap (1904)
Suburban Handicap (1904)
Test Handicap (1904)
Islip Handicap (1905)

Hermis (foaled 1899 in Kentucky) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse.


Hermis was a chestnut horse bred by Hiram Berry: H. A. Engman owned his dam, Katy of the West. He was purchased as a two-year-old by Cincinnati theatre man Henry M. Ziegler and would be sold to L. V. Bell who in turn sold him in 1903 to banker, Edward R. Thomas.

Racing career[edit]

At his final race during the 1904 World's Fair Handicap in St. Louis, Hermis received an injury to his leg due to being kicked by 1903 Kentucky Derby winner Judge Himes during the start. As a result of the injury, Hermis never raced again.[1]

Stud record[edit]

Retired to stud duty, on January 3, 1912 the New York Times reported that Hermis had been sold to Edmond Blanc, a prominent French breeder and owner of Haras de Jardy at Marnes-la-Coquette in what is today the western suburbs of Paris.[2]


  1. ^ Staff (September 13, 1908). "All sorts". Cincinnati Enquirer. 
  2. ^ [ Displaying Abstract ] (2012-06-10). "HOLMER SECOND IN FOOT RACE - American Ten Yards Behind Kolehmainen at Powderhall. - Article - NYTimes.com". New York Times. Retrieved 2014-01-21.