Highland Blade

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Highland Blade
Sire Damascus
Grandsire Sword Dancer
Dam Misty Bryn
Damsire Misty Flight
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1978
Country United States
Colour Dark Bay
Breeder Pen-Y-Bryn Farm
Owner Pen-Y-Bryn Farm
Trainer David A. Whiteley
Record 29: 12-3-3
Earnings US$998,888
Major wins
Everglades Stakes (1981)
Golden Grass Stakes (1981)
Red Smith Handicap (1982)
Brooklyn Handicap (1983)
Marlboro Cup Invitational Handicap (1983)
Pan American Handicap (1983)

Highland Blade (April 26, 1978 - November 4, 1997) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse who won Grade I stakes on both dirt and turf, taking the Brooklyn, Marlboro Cup Invitational, and Pa7 American Handicaps. He was owned by Pen-Y-Bryn Farm, a partnership founded in 1971 by brothers William W. and Thomas M. Bancroft, Jr. of Muttontown, New York. They were sons of Edith Woodward Bancroft, who owned Highland Blade's sire, U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Damascus, and their grandfather was William Woodward, Sr., who owned the famous Belair Stud.[1]

Trained by David Whiteley, as a three-year-old Highland Blade ran second by a neck to Summing in the Belmont Stakes, the third leg of the Triple Crown series. In winning the 1983 Marlboro Cup Invitational Handicap under jockey Jacinto Vasquez, he defeated U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Slew o' Gold, Kentucky Derby winner Gato Del Sol, and Preakness Stakes winner Deputed Testamony.[2]

At stud[edit]

Highland Blade met with good success as a sire. Among his top runners was the multiple stakes winner Highland Penny.[3]


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