Spur (horse)

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Spur
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Spur (c. 1916)
Sire King James
Grandsire Plaudit
Dam Auntie Mum
Damsire Melton
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1913
Country United States
Colour Bay
Breeder Henry T. Oxnard
Owner James Butler
Trainer James H. McCormick
Major wins
Withers Stakes (1916)
Travers Stakes (1916)
Knickerbocker Handicap (1916)
Southampton Handicap (1916)
Midsummer Handicap (1916)
Huron Handicap (1916)
Jerome Handicap (1916)
Empire City Handicap (1917)
Monumental Handicap (1917)
Yonkers Handicap (1917, 1918)
Long Beach Handicap (1918)

Spur (1913–1930) was an American thoroughbred racehorse. In 1916, he won eight major races and finished second in the Belmont Stakes.[1] At age four, he equaled the Empire City track record for a mile and a sixteenth on the dirt in winning his second straight Yonkers Handicap.[2][3] As a sire, standing at James Butler's Eastview Farm in Tarrytown, New York, Spur's best progeny was Sting.

Spur died on May 31, 1930 at Eastview Farm.

Pedigree of Spur
Sire
King James
Plaudit Himyar Alarm
Hira
Cinderella Tomahawk
Manna
Unsightly Pursebearer Scottish Chief
Thrift
Hira Villa Himyar
Tolima
Dam
Auntie Mum
Melton Master Kildare Lord Ronald
Silk
Violet Melrose Scottish Chief
Violet
Adderly Ayrshire Hampton
Atalanta
Sandiway Doncaster
Clemence

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