Tim Tam (horse)
|Trainer||Horace A. Jones|
|Fountain of Youth Stakes (1958)|
Florida Derby (1958)
Forerunner Stakes (1958)
Derby Trial (1958)
Everglades Stakes (1958) American Triple Crown wins:
Kentucky Derby (1958)
Preakness Stakes (1958)
|U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt (1958)|
|United States Racing Hall of Fame (1985),|
|Last updated on September 17, 2006|
TimTam was a dark bay horse sired by Tom Fool and out of Two Lea (both sire and dam listed on the Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century; Tom Fool at #11 and Two Lea at #77), the dark bay colt was owned and bred by Calumet Farm. Tim Tam was trained by Jimmy Jones.
After winning the Preakness Stakes, Tim Tam was considered to have a strong chance to capture the American Triple Crown. However, in the Belmont Stakes, coming down the home stretch toward the lead that seemed to assure victory, Tim Tam fractured a sesamoid bone and hobbled the last yards across the finish line in second place. His injury ended his career but he went on to be a successful sire.
Although his racing season was cut short, Tim Tam still was elected American Champion Three-Year-Old Male Horse.
In 1985, Tim Tam was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
The Tim Tam chocolate biscuit manufactured by Arnotts in Australia, was named after the horse.
- Tim Tam was inbred 3 × 3 to Bull Dog, meaning that this stallion appears twice in the third generation of hi pedigree.