Tremont (horse)

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Sire Virgil
Dam Ann Fief
Damsire Alarm
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1884
Country United States
Colour Black
Breeder Daniel Swigert
Owner Dwyer Brothers Stable
Trainer Frank McCabe
Record 13: 13-0-0
Earnings $39,135
Major wins
Juvenile Stakes (1886)
Junior Champion Stakes (1886)
Foam Stakes (1886)
Spring Stakes (1886)
Surf Stakes (1886)
Zepher Stakes (1886)
Sequence Stakes (1886)
Paddock Stakes (1886)
June Stakes (1886)
Great Post Stakes (1886)
Good Bye Stakes (1886)
Atlantic Stakes (1886)
Tyro Stakes (1886)
American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt (1886)
Tremont Stakes at Belmont Park
Last updated on June 2, 2010

Tremont (1884–1899) an American Thoroughbred racehorse who, according to the New York Racing Association, was acclaimed by 19th Century Thoroughbred Horse Racing historians as the best two-year-old ever bred in the United States.[1]


Tremont was sired by Virgil who also sired the 1876 Kentucky Derby winner Vagrant as well as U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Hindoo.He was trained by future Hall of Fame member Frank McCabe.

Racing career[edit]

In 1886 Tremont set a record for the most wins by a two-year-old trained in the United States that still stands to this day. That year he went undefeated in his thirteen starts while setting an earnings record for his age group. The colt dominated his opponents, winning by an average of almost six lengths. Owned by the Dwyer Brothers Stable who were notorious for over-racing their horses, all thirteen of Tremont's races came within a ten-week period. By running him so hard and so often, the colt broke down and never raced again.

Stud record[edit]

Retired to stud duty, records show Tremont sired only a few horses of limited success, the last born in 1898. He was euthanized at Belle Meade Stud in March 1899 after an accident in which he fractured a hip.[2]


The Dwyer Brothers owned Gravesend Race Track and on its opening in 1887 created the Tremont Stakes in his memory. Today, the race is run at Belmont Park.

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