Sir Huon

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Sir Huon
Roscoe Troxler & Sir Huon, 1906 Kentucky Derby.jpg
Roscoe Troxler & Sir Huon, 1906 Kentucky Derby
Sire Falsetto
Grandsire Enquirer
Dam Ignite
Damsire Woodlands
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1903
Country United States
Colour Bay
Breeder George James Long
Owner Bashford Manor Stable
Trainer Pete Coyne
Record 18: 10-3-0
Earnings $38,980
Major wins

Harold Stakes (1905)
Latonia Derby (1906)
Queen City Handicap (Cincinnati) (1905)
Commonwealth Stakes (1905)
Seagate Stakes (1905)

American Classic Race wins:
Kentucky Derby (1906)

Sir Huon (foaled 1903 in Kentucky) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that was the winner of the 1906 Kentucky Derby and Latonia Derby. Sir Huon was named after a character in the German opera Oberon and was bred at George J. Long's stud farm, Bashford Manor Stable. He was sired by the great turf-racer Falsetto, who was greatly aged by then at near thirty years old, out of the mare Ignite (by Woodlands).[1]

Sir Huon won the 1906 Kentucky Derby, with Roscoe Troxler as his jockey, by two lengths over the filly Lady Navarre. His win was notable because it marked the first time since 1902 that a horse had won the Derby without racing as a three-year-old prior to running in the Derby.[2] Sir Huon also won the 1906 Cincinnati Queen City Handicap, Seagate Stakes, Harold Handicap and Commonwealth Stakes.[3]

Sir Huon was nominated to run in the 1908 Suburban Handicap but did not run in that race due to an injury.[4] He was retired to stud in 1908 but did not produce any noteworthy offspring. However, he is an ancestor of a few Quarter horse lineages.[3] In 1918, Sir Huon was given by George Long to the United States Army cavalry remount service as a sire for military horses.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jim Bolus. Run for the Roses: 100 years at the Kentucky Derby. Hawthorn Books, Inc. 1974.
  2. ^ John O'Connor. History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921. 1905.
  3. ^ a b Sir Huon Pedigree
  4. ^ New York Times. June 14, 1907
  5. ^ Washington Post. Oct. 20, 1918.