Middleground

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Middleground
Sire Bold Venture
Grandsire St. Germans
Dam Verguenza
Damsire Chicaro
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1947[1]
Country United States
Colour Chestnut
Breeder King Ranch
Owner King Ranch
Trainer Max Hirsch
Record 15: 6-6-2
Earnings $237,725
Major wins
Hopeful Stakes (1949)
Kentucky Derby (1950)
Belmont Stakes (1950)
Awards
U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt (1951)
United States Horse of the Year (1951)

Middleground (April 22, 1947 – February 16, 1972) [2] was an American Thoroughbred racehorse.

Racing career[edit]

Ridden by 16-year-old apprentice jockey Bill Boland, and trained by Max Hirsch, both future U.S. Hall of Fame inductees, Middleground won the 1950 Kentucky Derby, finished second to Hill Prince after a rough trip in the Preakness Stakes, and won the Belmont Stakes.

Retirement[edit]

Middleground died in 1972, and the gravesite is on the King Ranch, in Kingsville, Texas.[2]

Pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of Middleground (USA), chestnut stallion, 1947[1]
Sire
Bold Venture (USA)
1933
St Germans (GB)
1921
Swynford John o' Gaunt
Canterbury Pilgrim
Hamoaze Torpoint
Maid of the Mist
Possible (USA)
1920
Ultimus Commando
Running Stream
Lida Flush Royal Flush
Lida H
Dam
Verguena (USA)
1940
Chicaro (USA)
1923
Chicle Spearmint
Lady Hamburg
Wendy Peter Pan
Remembrance
Blushing Sister (USA)
1932
Bubbling Over North Star
Beaming Beauty
Lace Bunting
Stickling (Family: 4-m)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Middleground pedigree". Equineline. 
  2. ^ a b "Grave Matters Farm Index North America" (horse graves), Thoroughbred Heritage, 2005, webpage: TB-Graves.

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