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Older Comments about Cousin...

Cousin was big Vanderbilt's horse / Bought specifically for the course / But before in a prep / He didn't run a step / And Alfie shipped him off sans remorse!
Cousin would make 11 more starts in England, trying a flat course once and placing and then hurdling until 1955 when he would refuse a jump and have to be euthanized. Cousin would win twice, place and show under the new name, "Cousin II", failing to hit the board eight times while being trained by Gerald Balding. Final career statistics for Cousin may vary but form what I have gathered, he died as a Gelding with 27 starts, 9 wins (4 in stakes), 2 places (both in stakes) and 4 shows (none being in stakes). He brought Alfred Vanderbilt a profit, with lifetime earnings of $95,000 and 243 pounds. A truly nutty horse that will always be forgotten, but a great story.
Please read and once approved, comment the article on Cousin so I can know if another article should be written about his 3 year old campaign.
Died after refusing a hurdle in 1955, 20 Starts: 8 - ?(possibly 2) - ?(possibly 4), $95,400 & 243 pounds
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  • travel_vic · Tessio was an odd ball, a LUCKY oddball · 558 days ago
  • cocoa2 · This is your one and final chance to pretend you never said you had Tesio figured out. Rein in your logical brain just once for me, please. · 558 days ago
I've been reading up on the antics of this horse and its hilarious! He'd refuse to train on the main track at Saratoga and then swept by Tom Fool in the afternoon on the main track! His refusal was falling "over like he'd been shot" Appley recalled. Cousin also tried to lay down in the starting gate, he successfully threw his jockey, Guerin, before the start and in the Futurity broke "into the air" as John Eisenberg wrote. After being taken to Churchill, the horse refuses to run. Not even a bullwhip could get him to extend. Vanderbilt once even said "you mean, what is Cousin going to do with us?" After being asked by Tom Young what they were doing with the nut in the Derby Trial. An eighth place finish beaten 40 lengths had him sent to Europe where he died in a racing accident. Here's a horse for a movie, forget Secretariat and Seabiscuit!
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  • jay s. · When I read your post about Cousin, I immediately thought of him. · 594 days ago
  • cocoa2 · Mr. Ed is still one of my favorite tv shows, when I catch the time to watch tv. Seinfeld is the other. :) · 594 days ago

Cousin - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View Details04/25/52Cousin8thCD61 mileDDerby Trial  Hill Gail  1:35.40
View Details04/15/52Cousin3rdJam1 DAllow    Cousin 
View Details04/07/52Cousin3rdJam66 fDAllow 3 MTom FoolPrimateCousin1:12.20
View Details10/06/51Cousin8thBel66 1/2 fDFuturity 2 MTom FoolPrimateJet's Date1:17.20
View Details10/01/51Cousin7thBel1 DAnticipation      
View Details10/01/51Cousin6thBel56 fDMSW 2 MHill GailTom FoolBaybrook1:09.40
View Details09/30/51Cousin1stSar16 fDSaratoga Special  Cousin  1:12.00
View Details09/28/51Cousin1stSar15 fDFlash  Cousin   
View Details09/10/51Cousin1stAqu15 fDGreat American   Cousin   
View Details09/01/51Cousin1stSar66 1/2 fDHopeful 2 MCousinTom FoolHannibal1:19.20
View Details08/25/51Cousin2ndSar46 fDGrand Union Hotel 2 MTom FoolCousinJet Master1:11.80
View Details07/01/51Cousin1stJam1 DAlwOC  Cousin   
View Details06/01/51Cousin1stJam1 DAllow  Cousin   
View Details05/01/51Cousin1stJam1 DMSW  Cousin   
View Details04/01/51Cousin3rdJam16 fDMSW    Cousin