Manuel (horse)

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SireBob Miles
GrandsirePat Malloy
CountryUnited States
BreederGeorge James Long
Owner1) George James Long
2) Alfred H. & Dave H. Morris
3) J. Baker
TrainerRobert J. Walden
Record21: 4-5-4
Major wins
Prospect Stakes (1898)
Kentucky Derby (1899)

Manuel (1896–1900) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse.


He was foaled in Kentucky and was a bay colt sired by Bob Miles out of the mare Espanita (by Alarm). He is related through his grandsire to 1907 Derby winner Pink Star.[1] Manuel was bred by George James Long at his Louisville stud farm, Bashford Manor Stable.[2]

Racing career[edit]

Long retained ownership of Manuel throughout his two-year-old season, finally selling him in October 1898 to the Morris brothers for $15,000.[3] He won the 1899 Kentucky Derby in what was deemed a very uneventful race.[3] A few days after the Derby at Churchill Downs, Manuel injured his leg by stepping in a hole in the track which prompted his withdraw from racing for the rest of the season.[4]


Manuel was sold to Frank Morel (through his agent J. Baker) as a four-year-old in October 1900 for $500 at the Morris Park sale.[5] Manuel only raced for two seasons[6] and did not produce any registered offspring.[7] A 1910 Daily Racing Form article states that he died shortly thereafter as a four-year-old.[8]


  1. ^ Manuel Pedigree
  2. ^ John L. O'Connor. History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921. 1921
  3. ^ NY Times. May 5, 1899
  4. ^ Staff (January 11, 1900). "Good colts are not named in the handicap" (PDF). The Evening Telegram. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  5. ^ NY Times. Oct. 14, 1900
  6. ^ Jim Bolus,Race for the Roses: 100 years at the Kentucky Derby. Hawthorn Books, Inc. 1974
  7. ^ Manuel Progeny
  8. ^ Daily Racing Form. "Careers of Kentucky Derby winners." May 19, 1910.