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Kentucky (USA) by Castleton Stud
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What the Horse Racing Nation is saying about Colin...

Won his maiden race against 23 rivals at Belmont Park on May 29, 1907 as the 6/5 favorite. I did not know that and that is crazy
Probally the single greatest belmont ever after secretariat. Cause no one but colin wins a mile and a half race on an injury like he did.
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  • travel_vic · He kept Henrik deKiakowski waiting for him (he was motioning for Stephens to come down to the paddock)..stayed and wrote the autograph. · 330 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · Just about EVERY trainer I confronted, was cooperative. Approach them when they are NOT busy, always bring a photo or some memorabilia for them to sign and know what you are talking about as regards their horses. · 330 days ago ·
On Antiques Roadshow tonight--Colin's 1908 Belmont Stakes trophy...valued at 20-30K...
  • jay s. · I think cocoa's first name is Colin. He's probably plotting the "Great Belmont Stakes Trophy of 1908" heist as I type. · 366 days ago ·
  • Mary Z. · :) · 366 days ago ·
In this article, we take a look back at the great, but sometimes forgotten, Colin. Read More
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  • airedale2008 · Nice writing again, Madison. As with James Keene, so many owners take a look at their baby and wonder if it will ever turn out to be much of a runner. Riva Ridge comes to mind. Looking forward to your next edition. · 384 days ago ·
  • amino998 · Well Done>>Much like Majestic Prince, Frank McMahon and Johnny Longden, it's been said that Colin ran in the Belmont against the trainer's better judgement. · 384 days ago ·
Ok I got my article out for him if anybody wants to read it.. http://www.horseracingnation.com/news/Who_Were_They_123
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  • TampaBayDowns Fan · Thanks! And like I said, he must have really been a monster · 387 days ago ·
  • cocoa2 · On Watch was the broodmare sire of Stymie and Market Wise. From a great sire line, Colin - Commando - Domino, Himyar. · 387 days ago ·
Going to start a "Who were they" Type of writing thing....should I start with him??? Felt bad for not writing lately
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  • cocoa2 · Travel_vic, I think he would've been undefeated. He ran lame most of the latter part of his career and was incredible... one of the greatest! Shipped and still won, dead lame too! · 391 days ago ·
  • cocoa2 · Rafi, I don't know if you can say all these horses aren't known about. They don't get the credit they deserve, but Noor is well known as Citation's Bane. Gallant Man the horse who actually should've won the derby. Gallant Fox won the triple crown! Dark Mirage was the first TT winner... Certainly horses not given their due, but they aren't known by nobody: a lot of us who love to study pedigrees and who thrive in old racing manuals know these names like the back of our hand. If you're going to do St. Simon and Lexington, it is only fair that you do America's most beloved horse who really isn't known: American Eclipse. His competitor, Sir Charles, sparked a rivalry that would not be matched until Domino and another good one to do, Henry of Navvare · 391 days ago ·
His rating is so ignorant. He was unbeaten, and beat Fair Play (MOW's Sire) Plenty of times!
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  • rafirox · And Fair Play was no scrub. He had a next to fabulous racing career, and well in the breeding shed as well. AND Fair Play didn't just sire MOW, many other good horses as well. · 528 days ago ·
  • cocoa2 · Ran better than everyone but Colin · 528 days ago ·
They all get beat, or so the saying goes. Eclipse never did though. In fact, the English colt retired in 1771 with a perfect record of 19-for-19 because there was no competition left to take him on. You know the saying: “Eclipse first, the rest nowhere.” Colin was undefeated, too, winning 15 straigh...Read More
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  • travel_vic · most successive victories in a row? Camarero 56 wins · 554 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · Many of Eclipse's run were walkovers: June 15 Winchester, (4 mile heats) walkover, June 28 Salisbury King's Plate walkover, July 25th, Canterbury King's Plate walkover. 1770 April 17th beat a single horse Bucephalus going 4 miles 1 furlong 138 yards, June 5th Guilford 4 mile heats walkover, July 3rd 4 mile heats at Guildford a walkover, July 3rd Nottingham walker,August 20th York walkover, Sptember 3 Lincoln King's Plate 4 mile heats, walkover, October 4th Newmarjet 4 mile heats, walkover. · 554 days ago ·
With his final victory in the Tidal Stakes at Sheepshead Bay, Colin retired undefeated after 15 starts.Read More
Omaha, the Triple Crown winner of 1935, won the Queens Plate at Kempton Park, England, for owner William Woodward.Read More
Colin began his undefeated career, breaking his maiden by two lengths at Belmont Park.Read More
This ranking is ridiculous! It goes to show perfection is trumped by lack of knowledge!
  • cocoa2 · He was a fantastic racehorse and I think he should be ranked at the same number his undefeated list spanned. · 706 days ago ·
Wow, look at his record! Why is he not rated higher?
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  • travel_vic · greats of the twenties? A foal of 1905, he only raced until three...Do the math · 735 days ago ·
  • cocoa2 · What a opportunity! Travel_vic, READ. I said that FAIR PLAY sired MAN O WAR and that FAIR PLAY also sired MANY OTHER GREATS OF THE 20s. · 735 days ago ·
Miesque became the first horse to win two consecutive Breeders' Cup Championship races when she won the...Read More
He was a stunning racehorse, and it is so sad that he is starting to fade from peoples minds, he did so much as a race horse, and his rivalry with Fair Play captivated the nation. The fact that he was able to beat that amazing colt time after time, was amazing in itself. I feel that had Fair PLay not been with him every step of the way, he wouldn't have been as great as he was. His racing career was amazing, sadly his stud career wasn't as shining, but still. He shouldn't be forgotten just because of modern racing greats like Zenyatta, Rachel Alexandra, Blind Luck, and others. He should be remebered by everyone as the stunning creature he was.
  • LAZMANNICK · Nice tribute 4everZenyatta. It is unfortunate for sure that people don’t talk much about Colin because he was so special, undefeated in 15 starts and the last 14 of them stakes races. Two time HOY and #15 on the Bloodhorse top 100. But the truth is, if it wasn’t for Zenyatta’s recent win streak, even less people would remember him. Some other great accomplishments: breaking his maiden in a 24 horse field. A weight carrier who once drew more than 50,000 people to watch him in the Futurity, and this in 1907. Most of his wins were in sprints but he did win the Tidal at 10F and the Belmont at the then distance of 11F. I really appreciate it when people like yourself talk about great horses and great moments in horse racing from the past. There is so much history that unfortunately seems to be slipping through the cracks. Thanks. · 958 days ago ·
Seriously, how can Colin be ranked 53? Some fans need to do a little history reading.
He accomplished some amazing things, I find it sad when horses from the early 1900's and in the 1800's start to fade from peoples minds. Sort of like the horse Imp, and of course this guy, these horses built up this sport and I very much respect them.
A forgotten one for sure. This horse accomplished many great wins including the Belmont. Fabulous athlete and a great contributor to the sport of horse racing.
A forgotten horse who dominated his rials
Colin, the last major undefeated horse in America for 80 years, won the Belmont Stakes in a driving rainstorm over a sloppy track, despite suffering from sever soundness problems. I have just completed his past performance history. 15 15 0 0. There isn't much history on his competitors and no video, if anyone is able to fill in anything, please do so.

Colin - Race Results & Past Performances

View Details06/20/08Colin1stShe41 1/4 mDTidal 3 MColinDoranteStamina2:04.00
View Details05/30/08Colin1stBel31 3/8 m DBelmont Stakes 3 MColinFair PlayKing James 
View Details05/23/08Colin1stBel41 mileDWithers  3 MColinFair PlayKing James1:41.00
View Details10/16/07Colin1stBel37 fDChampagne 2 MColinStamina 1:23.00
View Details10/07/07Colin1stBel26 fDMatron  2 MColinFair PlayRoyal Tourist1:12.00
View Details09/30/07Colin1stBriB46 fDProduce 2 MColinFair PlayRoyal Tourist1:12.60
View Details08/31/07Colin1stShe46 fDFuturity 2 MColinBar NoneChpultoc1:11.20
View Details08/14/07Colin1stSar36 fDGrand Union Hotel 2 MColinJim GaffneyBen Fleet1:13.00
View Details08/10/07Colin1stSar36 fDSaratoga Special 2 MColinUncle 1:12.00
View Details07/27/07Colin1stBriB46 fDBrighton Junior 2 MColinChpultocBar None1:12.20
View Details07/07/07Colin1stShe37 fDFlatbush 2 MColinCeltBar None1:24.80
View Details06/29/07Colin1stShe36 fDGreat Trial 2 MColinMeelickMonopolist1:12.20
View Details06/01/07Colin1stBel35 fDNational Stallion 2 MColinBar NoneBen Fleet0:58.00
View Details05/29/07Colin1stBel25 fDMSW 2 MColinBar NoneHarcourt1:01.00
View Details05/07/07Colin1stBel35 1/2 fDEclipse 2 MColinBeaucoupWave Crest1:06.60