Judge Himes

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Judge Himes
Judge Himes.jpg
Judge Himes in 1903.
CountryUnited States
BreederJohnson N. Camden Jr.
Owner1) Charles R. Ellison
2) Phill Chin
TrainerJohn P. Mayberry
Record104: 18-14-22
Major wins
Hawthorne Handicap (1903)
Oak Park Handicap (1903)
Endurance Handicap (1903)
Whirlpool Stakes (1905) American Classic Race wins:
Kentucky Derby (1903)

Judge Himes (1900 – after 1908) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that was foaled in Kentucky and was the winner of the 1903 Kentucky Derby. He was a chestnut colt sired by imported Esher out of the mare Lullaby (by the great racer Longfellow).[1] He was bred at Hartland Stud in Kentucky and was bought by Charles Ellison in September 1901 for $1,700.[2]

Judge Himes also won the Chicago Hawthorne Handicap, Whirlpool Stakes, and Oak Park Handicap[3] and raced until he was five years old. He was sold in New Orleans to turfman Phill Chin in March 1906 for use as a breeding stallion.[4] Judge Himes was listed in a 1908 advertisement for the Heartland Stud Farm. He was auctioned on March 23, 1908, at Callahan's Stables in Warrenton, Virginia, and sired a few half-bred foals for the farm.[5]


  1. ^ Jim Bolus, Run for the Roses: 100 years at the Kentucky Derby. Hawthorn Books, Inc. 1974.
  2. ^ Staff (September 1, 1901). "Yearlings sold at auction" (PDF). The New York Times.
  3. ^ Judge Himes Pedigree
  4. ^ Los Angeles Herald. "Fairgrounds Results." March 10, 1906.
  5. ^ Staff (March 1908). "To be sold at public auction". The Southern Planter. 69: 277.