Spur (horse)

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Spur
Spur the horse (ca 1916).jpg
Spur (c. 1916)
SireKing James
GrandsirePlaudit
DamAuntie Mum
DamsireMelton
SexStallion
Foaled1913
CountryUnited States
ColourBay
BreederHenry T. Oxnard
OwnerJames Butler
TrainerJames H. McCormick
Major wins
Withers Stakes (1916)
Travers Stakes (1916)
Knickerbocker Handicap (1916)
Jerome Handicap (1916)
Empire City Handicap (1917)
Long Beach Handicap (1918)

Spur (1913–1930) was an American thoroughbred racehorse.

Racing career[edit]

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]

Stud record[edit]

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[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ [ Displaying Abstract ] (2011-08-07). "FRIAR ROCK VICTOR IN BELMONT STAKE - August Belmont's Colt Captures Heavy Purse - - Mr. Tucker Wins Amateur Cup. - Article - NYTimes.com". Select.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2011-08-30.
  2. ^ [ Displaying Abstract ] (2011-08-07). "BUTLER'S SPUR WINS YONKERS HANDICAP - Favorite Makes Brilliant Finish After Trailing at Empire City Track. PASSES LADY ROTHA EASILY John Sanford's Lady Russe Too Fleet for Quietude in the Second Race. Lady Rotha Takes Lead. La Russe's Fine Performance. EMPIRE CITY ENTRIES. - Article - NYTimes.com". Select.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2011-08-30.
  3. ^ "Spur First in Yonkers Handicap". Montreal Gazette. July 29, 1918. Retrieved 2011-08-30.

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