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Deceased
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Kentucky (USA) by Belair Stud
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Gallant Fox 2
Gallant Fox 4
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The Fox of Belair, 1930 Triple Crown winner and the first Derby champion to break from a starting gate, sired the 1935 TC winner, Omaha, in his first crop. In his Triple Crown year, ridden by Earl Sande and wearing a red hood, Gallant Fox went 9 for 10, with a second in the Travers, being bested in a stunning upset by 100-1 shot Jim Dandy. His epitaph at Claiborne Farm reads “He swept like a meteor across the sky of 1930.”
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  • travel_vic · Jim DandY was the ONLY ONE with a mud mark · 281 days ago
  • airedale2008 · A fun fact about Jim Dandy, winner at 30-1 over a muddy Saratoga track of the 1929 Grand Union Hotel Stakes: his sire Jim Gaffney was runner-up (at 30-1) in the 1907 running of the same race. The winner that day was the 1-5 favorite, Colin. · 159 days ago
One of my all time favorite horses. It saddens me to see how little most people know about him. I'd like to see (possibly write) Some articles on some of the older heroes.
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  • travel_vic · that Travers, the story I tell everyone about overconfidence, is on You Tube..Same scenario happened with Conquistador Cielo and Aloma's Ruler went out like a match race and Rumaway Groom flew by them late. · 635 days ago
  • travel_vic · in that earlier Travers the past two year old champ, Whiceone, broke down never to race again. Everyone failed to notice that only one colt had a mud mark and that was the winner. I see this pattern in other sports where two dominate combatants, worried so much about the other that they assume NO ONE ELSE is in the contest, lose by that very isolationist mindset. · 635 days ago
If I am not mistaken, wasn't Omaha one of his first crops? These two (Omaha and Gallant Fox) are tremendously under-rated. Gallant Fox won the TC, and sired a TC winner. Just that alone is not believable.
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  • Cocoa2 · His owners were of Native descent if I remember right, and black gold was because Bradley asked all foals have black in their name, and the precious oil reserves on their land · 646 days ago
  • buckpasser · Yes Black Gold was owned by Indians Rosa M. hoots whose husband dreamed that his mare Useeit would have a coltbthat would win the Derby. When they found oil on the property, she was able to breed her mare to Black Toney and Bradley asked her to name the horse with a name beginning with B as all of Bradley's horses' names began with the letter B. · 646 days ago
should be ranked in the top 20!! he sired a triple crown winner!! he was a TRIPLE CROWN WINNER! i swear most people can't name any triple crown winners after Secretariat!! heck i bet some of you don't even know who Sir Barton is!!
  • Dressage3295 · Personally, I would like to see a different rating area to rate the best sires/broodmares · 762 days ago
  • Buckpasser · The great Fox of Belair. An incredible two crop sire. A TC winner in Omaha, HOY in Granville and Flares a winner of the Ascot Gold Cupa · 762 days ago
Father like son(:
2nd Triple Crown winner on June 7,1930. The only triple crown winner to sire a triple crown winner (Omaha). 17: 11 3 2 $328,165. Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1957.

Gallant Fox - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View DetailsView Video06/07/30Gallant Fox1stBel61 1/2mDBelmont Stakes 3 MGallant FoxWhichoneQuestionnaire2:31.60
View DetailsView Video05/09/30Gallant Fox1stPim61 3/16 mDPreakness Stakes 3 MGallant FoxCrack Brigade  
View DetailsView Video05/03/30Gallant Fox1stCD81 1/4 mDKentucky Derby-G1 3 MGallant FoxGallant KnightNed O.2:07.60