Typhoon II

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Typhoon II
Typhoon II photograph.png
Sire Top Gallant
Grandsire Sterling
Dam Dolly Varden
Damsire Glenelg
Sex Stallion, eventually Gelding
Foaled 1894
Country United States
Colour Chestnut
Breeder John B. Ewing
Owner 1) J. C. Cahn
2) Bromley & Co.
Trainer J. C. Cahn
Record 39: 19-9-3
Earnings $22,325
Major wins
Westchester Highweight Handicap (1896)
Golden Rod Stakes (1896)
Brewers' Stakes (1896)
St. Louis Club Members Handicap (1897)
Memorial Handicap (1897)
Peabody Hotel Handicap (1897)
Luehrmann Hotel Stakes (1897)
Chickasaw Club Handicap (1897)
Highweight Handicap (1898)

American Classic Race wins:
Kentucky Derby (1897)

Typhoon II (foaled April 17, 1894) was an American thoroughbred racehorse that was bred in Tennessee and was the winner of the 1897 Kentucky Derby.

Typhoon won the Derby at 11-5 odds against the favored Ornament on a very muddy track.[1] After his Derby win, Typhoon II was sold to A. Featherstone, owner of Bromley and Company of Chicago, Illinois on August 1, 1897 for $12,000.[2] He followed his Derby win by winning the Club Members' Handicap in St. Louis, Missouri but lost many races after his three-year-old season. The stallion's career declined in his fourth season, when he lost a race at Sheepshead Bay Race Track against only one other competitor.[3]

Typhoon II was gelded in 1899 and was thereafter stabled at the Kenmore Farm in Lexington, a farm owned by Bromley and Company, to live the remainder of his life as a pensioner.[4] By 1903, Featherstone ordered his trainer, Julius Bauer, to dispose of Typhoon II, as the horse's paddock was needed for another purpose. Bauer gave the horse to a friend in Lexington, who put him to work as a cart horse hauling hay for livestock.[5][6]


  1. ^ Typhoon II Pedigree
  2. ^ "Typhoon II sold for $12,000" New York Times. Aug. 2, 1897
  3. ^ NY Times, Sept. 8, 1898
  4. ^ NY Times Notes, Jan. 16, 1899
  5. ^ Staff (January 31, 1904, p B2). "Noted Kentucky Derby winner pulls a wagon". Courier-Journal.  Check date values in: |date= (help);
  6. ^ Daily Racing Form. "Careers of Kentucky Derby winners." May 19, 1910.