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Gallant Fox

Status:
Deceased
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Bred:
Kentucky (USA) by Belair Stud
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What the Nation is saying about Gallant Fox...

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 · 129 days ago ·
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  • 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. · 6 days ago ·
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What racing needs right now.Read More
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  • EP Taylor · I had my Fifty Proof, and I have Mucho Macho Man. Good to go here. · 158 days ago ·
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  • UnionRagsRules · Just so you all know, I'm working on writing a horse racing book called "Total Eclipse Of The Track" I'm not close to finishing, but I really want to publish it and do a series. Maybe I could help out? I've been told I write well. · 46 days ago ·
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I thought of the enchantment that a year of the horse could bring, and hope that a calendar that warmed me in December can thrill me in May.Read More
U.S. racing fans will tune in early tomorrow morning with bated breath to see if one of our racing heroes can conquer Royal Ascot. Make no mistake, it’s a noble undertaking Animal Kingdom will undergo in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes. An American at Ascot, especially one heavily favored to gain vict...Read More
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  • yukichan · Lets all concentrate on rain holding off til later in the afternoon tomorrow. · 302 days ago ·
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  • rafirox · Hopefully for Kingdom it comes up firm (unlikely). · 302 days ago ·
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The new points system has had enough debate. Let’s take a more radical look at the Kentucky Derby and think about what would change if the maximum field were 14. Read More
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  • icyhotboo · "He doesn't necessarily have to win Saturday to go to the (Kentucky) Derby, but he has to run the right kind of race. If he doesn't, we won't go. I want the horse to take me there." McGaughey/ If more owner trainers let the horse guide them, they wouldn't have to set a 20 horse limit, because about half of them in a 20 horse field aren't ready or are strictly sprinters that clog up the field at some point and foul it up for others when they rapidly fall back. · 384 days ago ·
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  • icyhotboo · I know this is said almost every year, but this year there does seem to be many quality horses. · 384 days ago ·
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Let's take a look back at some of the greatest horses that ran at the same time yet never crossed paths on the track.Read More
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  • Floridaf · To answer Cocoa's question: Of the 15 BC races, 4 winners were on the lead, 2 winners were speedy types but not on the lead (within a length at 1/2 mile call), 6 winners took up stalking positions (within 4 lengths at 1/2 mile call), and 3 closed from off the pace (Flotilla was 4 1/2 lengths back, Calidoscopio was 14 lengths back at the 1 mile call in the marathon, and Mizdirection was 8 lengths back). · 455 days ago ·
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  • Floridaf · jmcleav, I agree with you about Blind Luck. She left everything she had on the track after her scintillating DelCap performance. · 455 days ago ·
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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. · 483 days ago ·
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  • 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. · 483 days ago ·
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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 · 493 days ago ·
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  • 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. · 493 days ago ·
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Native Dancer concluded his 22 race career with a victory in the Oneonta Handicap, a non-betting exhibition race at Saratoga Racecourse that he won by nine lengths while carrying 137 pounds.Read More
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 · 609 days ago ·
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  • 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 · 609 days ago ·
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Smarty Jones, 2004 Kentucky and Preakness winner, was retired from racing to stand at Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Ky.Read More
Furture rivals Affirmed and Alydar met for the first time, in the Youthful Stakes at Belmont Park.Read More
Contested at 1 ½ miles at Belmont Park in New York, the Belmont Stakes, for 3-year old thoroughbreds, is the longest and final race of the American Triple Crown series. It is aptly known as the "Test of a Champion" for being the most demanding and challenging race for a prospective winner in pursuit...Read More
Let’s take a look at some comparisons between I’ll Have Another and the holders of racing’s Holy Grail…Read More
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  • wcbguy1 · HE Come a long way, I'll have another was even in the talk of winning the derby and he won it. Then he had doubters when coming in the prekaness stakes, and now he'l prove all his doubters wrong in the belmont. trust me. · 691 days ago ·
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  • wcbguy1 · ingore that comment down below.HE Come a long way, I'll have another was not even in the talk of winning the derby and he won it. Then he had doubters when coming in the prekaness stakes, and now he'l prove all his doubters wrong in the belmont. trust me. · 691 days ago ·
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This blog edition takes a look at some signature events that have transpired over the last 137 years. Consider this if you will, a Trackside text scrapbook about the “Run for the Roses." January 1st, 1872—Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr., grandson of William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, b...Read More
Triple Crown winner Gallant Fox was beaten...Read More
Future Triple Crown winner Gallant Fox was foaled at Claiborne Farm, Paris, KY.Read More
Blogger Matt Shifman takes a historical look at the New York Derby trail, as well as, what an infusion of money could mean to this year's road to Louisville through the Big Apple ...Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · UPDATE: Here are some purse comparisons for MSW/Allowance NW1. New York: 65/62, Parx: 45/47, Santa Anita: 56/58, Gulfstream: 52/54 · 815 days ago ·
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  • AndyScoggin · UPDATE: The Withers closes with 42 nominations of which 20 are also entered in Sunday'sHoly Bull at GP. If Hansen runs in the Holy Bull that could mean a nice field at AQU. Withers nominees include: Algorithms, Alpha, Big Blue Nation, Casual Trick, Consortium, Discreet Dancer, Howe Great, My Adonis, Optimizer, Reveron, State of Play, and Trinniberg. All are nominated for the Holy Bull except State of Play. · 815 days ago ·
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It was 1973, and Secretariat was on his way to racing immortality, having just captured the first Triple Crown since Citation in 1948. He seemed unbeatable ... Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · zxswordxz, In the Wood Memorial and in the Whitney there were financial issues that seemed to cloud decison making. At the time of the Wood it was Secretariat's breeding syndication and at Whitney time it was the Marlboro Cup. · 987 days ago ·
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  • GooberNation · he still did well for running a fever! onion is a great horse as well · 984 days ago ·
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Gallant Fox - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
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Race
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Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
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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