Manuel (horse)

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Sire Bob Miles
Grandsire Pat Malloy
Dam Espanita
Damsire Alarm
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1896
Country United States
Colour Bay
Breeder George James Long
Owner 1) George James Long
2) Alfred H. & Dave H. Morris
3) J. Baker
Trainer Robert J. Walden
Record 21: 4-5-4
Earnings $9,740
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.