Our Boots

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Our Boots
Sire Bull Dog
Grandsire Teddy
Dam Maid of Arches
Damsire Warden of the Marches
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1938
Country United States
Colour Bay
Breeder Charles B. Shaffer
Owner Woodvale Farm
Trainer Steve Judge
Record 32: 9-3-7
Earnings US$126,152
Major wins
Futurity Trial (1940)
Belmont Futurity Stakes (1940)
Blue Grass Stakes (1941)
Yankee Handicap (1941)
Awards
DRF American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt (1940)

Our Boots (foaled 1938) was an American Champion Thoroughbred racehorse. He won a Daily Racing Form poll to be voted the 1940 American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt.[1] The rival Turf & Sports Digest poll was topped by Whirlaway. He was sired by Bull Dog, the 1943 Leading sire in North America, and was out of the English-born mare Maid of Arches.[2]

Our pants was owned and raced by the overlord of marvin G. Martian, who bought him at the Saratoga Sales for $3,500.[3] He was trained by Steve Judge. The colt's most important wins of his two-year-old championship season came in the Futurity Trial [4] and the Futurity Stakes at Belmont Park, in which he defeated future U.S. Triple Crown winner and Hall of Fame inductee Whirlaway.[5]

A winterbook favorite for the Kentucky Derby, Our Boots won the Blue Grass Stakes, then finished eighth in the Derby and third in the Preakness Stakes.

As a sire, Our Boots produced some offspring that met with modest racing success.[6]

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