Rhine Maiden (horse)

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Rhine Maiden
SireWatercress
GrandsireSpringfield
DamGold
DamsireGolden Garter
SexFilly
Foaled1912
CountryUnited States
ColourBay
BreederJames Ben Ali Haggin
OwnerEdward F. Whitney
TrainerFrank Devers
RecordNot found
EarningsNot found
Major wins
Ladies Handicap (1917)
Regret Handicap (1917) Triple Crown race wins:
Preakness Stakes (1915)
Last updated on September 23, 2007

Rhine Maiden (1912–1923) was an American thoroughbred racehorse.

Background[edit]

Rhine Maiden was sired by Prince of Wales Stakes winner, Watercress, out of the Golden Garter mare, Gold.[1] Watercress was also the sire of Preakness Stakes winner, Watervale.

Racing career[edit]

Rhine Maiden is best known as just the third filly to ever win the Preakness Stakes. She did it in a time of 1:58 with Douglas Hoffman aboard by 1½ lengths over Half Rock and Runes. The filly appeared ideally suited by the muddy track and the front-running tactics employed by her jockey Hoffman.[2] 1915 was the year that the filly Regret won the Kentucky Derby but did not challenge Rhine Maiden in the Preakness. Not since 1915 has more than one of the Triple Crown races been won by a filly.

As a five-year-old in 1917, Rhine Maiden recorded an upset victory in the Ladies Handicap at Belmont Park in June.[3] In September of the same year she won the Regret Handicap at Aqueduct Race Track, beating Dorcas by three lengths.[4]

Rhine Maiden died in 1923.

Pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of Rhine Maiden (USA), bay mare, 1912[1]
Sire
Watercress (GB)
1889
Springfield (GB)
1873 
St.Albans Stockwell
Bribery
Viridis Marsyas
Maid of Palmyra
Wharfedale (GB)
1879
Hermit Newminster
Seclusion
Bonnie Doon Rapid Rhone
Queen Mary
Dam
Gold (USA)
1904 
Golden Garter (GB)
1888
Bend Or Doncaster
Rouge Rose
Sanda Wenlock
Sandal
Miss Maxim (USA)
1893
Maxim (NZ) Musket (GB)
Realisation (GB)
Ventura Virgil
Ulrica (Family: 11)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rhine Maiden pedigree". equineline.com. 2012-05-08. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
  2. ^ "Rhine Maiden first". Montreal Gazette. May 18, 1915. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
  3. ^ "RHINE MAIDEN IN FRONT". New York Times. 2012-06-10. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
  4. ^ "RHINE MAIDEN FAR IN FRONT AT WIRE" (PDF). New York Times. 1917-09-25. Retrieved 2012-08-05.