King's Bishop

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King's Bishop
Sire Round Table
Grandsire Princequillo
Dam Spearfish
Damsire Fleet Nasrullah
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1969
Country United States
Colour Bay
Breeder Warner L. Jones, Jr.
Owner Craig F. Cullinan, Jr.
Bohemia Stable
Trainer Thomas J. Kelly
H. Allen Jerkens (1973)
Record 28: 11-4-3
Earnings $308,079
Major wins
Michigan Mile And One-Eighth Handicap (1972)
Arlington Classic (1973)
Round Table Handicap (1972)
Carter Handicap (1973)
Fall Highweight Handicap (1973)
King's Bishop Stakes at Saratoga Race Course sadly changed to Allen Jerkens (his superlative trainer) Grade 1 Invitational on May 16, 2017.

King's Bishop (1969–1981) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse.


King's Bishop was a bay horse bred in Kentucky by Warner L. Jones, Jr. He was sired by U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Round Table. He was out of the mare Spearfish, a descendant of Nearco.

King's Bishop was owned by Craig F. Cullinan, Jr., founding president of the Houston Astros Major League Baseball club, who purchased him as a yearling at the Keeneland Sales for $72,000.

Racing career[edit]

Cullinan raced King's Bishop through 1972, then sold him to Allaire du Pont, who raced him in 1973 under her Bohemia Stable banner. King's Bishop won several important Graded stakes races and retired with a record of eleven wins in twenty-eight starts.