Tim Tam (horse)
|Trainer||Horace A. Jones|
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.