Whimsical (horse)

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Sire Orlando
Grandsire Orme
Dam Kismet
Damsire Hindoo
Sex Filly
Foaled 1903
Country United States
Colour Chestnut
Breeder Raceland Stud
Owner T. J. Gaynor
Trainer T. J. Gaynor
Record 16:7-6-2
Earnings $27,897[1]
Major wins
Triple Crown wins:
Preakness Stakes (1906)
Last updated on September 23, 2007

Whimsical (foaled 1903 at Raceland Stud in Kentucky) was an American thoroughbred racehorse. She was sired by the Orlando, out of the mare, Kismet, who was sired by United States Racing Hall of Fame stallion, Hindoo.[2]

Whimsical is best known as the second filly to ever win the Preakness Stakes. As a two-year-old she finished second when racing against colts in the Champagne Stakes. In the Preakness Stakes she led from the start and won easily[3] in a time of 1:45 by 4 lengths over Content and Larabie. In this period, the race was held at Gravesend Race Track on Coney Island, New York.

Whimsical was later sold to a Mr. Looram and retired to Brookdale Farm to become a broodmare.[4]

The Whimsical Stakes at Pimlico Race Course is a 6 furlong race named for her and is raced on Preakness weekend.


  1. ^ Staff. "Whimsical foals filly by Hamburg". Daily Racing Form. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Whimsical pedigree". equineline.com. 2012-05-08. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  3. ^ "WHIMSICAL EASILY WON THE PREAKNESS STAKE". New York Times. 2012-06-10. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  4. ^ Staff (29 March 1910). "Notes of the turf". Daily Racing Form. Retrieved 2017-06-05.