Worth (horse)

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Cal Shilling & Worth, 1912 Kentucky Derby.jpg
Jockey Cal Shilling & Worth,
1912 Kentucky Derby
Sire Knight of the Thistle
Grandsire Rosebery
Dam Miss Hanover
Damsire Hanover
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1909
Country United States
Colour Bay
Breeder R. H. McCarter Porter
Owner 1) C. T. Worthington
2) Henry C. Hallenbeck
Trainer Frank M. Taylor
Record 31: 15-7-3
Earnings $25,590
Major wins
Raceland Stakes (1911)
Bashford Manor Stakes (1911)
Chesapeake Stakes (1912)
Latonia Handicap (1912)

Triple Crown Race wins:
Kentucky Derby (1912)

Worth (1909–1912) was an American Thoroughbred race horse. He was the winner of the 1912 Kentucky Derby,[1] as well as the Chesapeake Stakes and Latonia Handicap. He was the top racehorse, based on earnings, in 1911 and became a U.S. champion in 1912.[2]

On November 6, 1912, Worth was severely injured during a race run at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Worth's jockey, MacTaggart, rode too closely to another horse, causing a three horse collision that severely injured two other jockeys and severed two tendons in Worth's leg.[3] Worth was euthanized shortly after this incident due to his extensive injuries.


  1. ^ Churchill Downs Inc.
  2. ^ Worth Pedigree
  3. ^ "Two jockeys injured: Teahan and Byrne in spill at Pimlico- horse Worth badly hurt." New York Times, Nov. 7, 1912.[1]