Victorian (horse)

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Victorian
SireWhisk Broom
GrandsireBroomstick
DamPrudery
DamsirePeter Pan
SexStallion
Foaled1925
CountryUnited States
ColorBay
BreederHarry P. Whitney
OwnerHarry P. Whitney, Silas B. Mason, Hal Price Headley
TrainerJames G. Rowe Jr.,
J. Thomas Taylor
Record39: 18-9-1
Earnings$253,425
Major wins
Brookdale Handicap (1928)
Withers Stakes (1928)
Manhattan Handicap (1928)
Agua Caliente Handicap (1930)

Triple Crown wins:
Preakness Stakes (1928)

Last updated on July 23, 2020

Victorian (1925–1934) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that was bred in Kentucky.[1] He was bred and raced by Harry P. Whitney and is best known as the winner of the 1928 Preakness Stakes in which he was ridden by future Hall of Fame jockey Sonny Workman. In 1930, he also won the inaugural Agua Caliente Handicap in Tijuana, Mexico, then the world’s richest race.

When his racing career ended, Victorian was reasonably successful as a sire. His best runners included 1937 Junior Champion Stakes winner Can't Wait, and the 1936 Santa Anita Derby winner He Did. Victorian was the broodmare sire of 1948 Kentucky Oaks winner Challe Anne.[4] Victorian's stud career was cut short when he died on July 30, 1934 from an intestinal obstruction while standing at Silas B. Mason's Duntreath Farm in Lexington, Kentucky.[2]

Breeding[edit]

Pedigree of Victorian
Sire
Whisk Broom II

ch. 1907

Broomstick

bay 1901

Ben Brush Bramble
Roseville
Elf Galliard
Sylvabelle
Audience

ch. 1901

Sir Dixon Billet
Jaconet
Sallie McClelland Hindoo
Red and Blue
Dam
Prudery

drk.brn 1918

Peter Pan I

bay 1904

Commando Domino
Emma C.
Cinderella Hermit
Mazurka
Polly Flinders

bay 1912

Burgomaster Hamburg
Hurley Burley
Slippers Meddler
Cinderella (family: 21-a)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Avalyn Hunter. American Classic Pedigrees: 1914-2002 Blood Horse Publications. 2003.
  2. ^ "Brilliant Victorian Dies: Mason and Hangar Lose Promising Stallion". Daily Racing Form. July 31, 1934. Retrieved August 3, 2018.