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Rosemont, a foal of 1932, should have earned the sobriquet "the Giant Killer" for his racing career. Although he is famous for defeating Seabiscuit in the 1937 Santa Anita Handicap, he also bested Triple Crown winner Omaha in the 1935 Withers and outlasted Discovery in the 1936 Narragansett Special. Rosemont was bred in Virginia by Edward McLean, the owner of both the Washington Post and the Hope Diamond. He was sired by The Porter, a son of Sweep and was out of Garden Rose by the immortal Colin. William DuPont purchased Garden Rose while she was carrying Rosemont from a dispersal of McLean's bloodstock. As a two yr old, Rosemont's best performance was his victory by four lengths over the nice filly Nellie Flag in the 1934 Eastern Shore Handicap in stakes record time. He finished 2nd to both Chance Sun in the Grand Union Hotel Stakes and to Psychic Bid in the Hopeful. He came up lame while preparing for the Pimlico Futurity and was retired for the season. His first start back was a 2nd place finish to Plat Eye in an allowance race in May 1935. His next start would be the Withers Stakes where he would meet not only Plat Eye, but the winner of both the KD and Preakness - Omaha. Most commentators dismissed Rosemont as a sprinter who couldn't carry his speed very far and was sent off at 8-1 with Omaha at 1-2. While the pace was very fast, Rosemont was not on the lead, but had settled into third with Omaha just behind. As they turned for home, Rosemont took over from a tiring Plat Eye and held off Omaha by a length and a half in the fastest Withers since Jamestown's victory in 1931. Two weeks later Omaha would register an easy victory in the Belmont Stakes over a muddy track. Rosemont's third that day would come at a price as he would be out of action until late September after wrenching himself badly in the sloppy going. In his return to the races, he was unable to find the winner's circle, finishing 4th in an allowance at Harvre de Grace, sixth in the Jerome, second in the San Vicente Handicap and 4th in the San Antonio Handicap. On Feb. 22, 1936 he went postward in the Santa Anita Handicap with 14 others including Time Supply, Azucar, Top Row and the favorite, the mighty Discovery. The race through the stretch was nothing short of a rough-riding scrimmage among Time Supply, Top Row and Rosemont. Foul claims were lodged by both jockeys against Top Row, the winner. While the finish was allowed to stand, it was conceded that Rosemont would have won but for the interference at a critical juncture. His stature was greatly enhanced with this third place finish but the rough passage caused him to be laid up for at least six months. He returned in August to 2nd place finishes in both the Delaware Handicap and the Aqueduct Handicap. In Sept. he was entered in the Narragansett Special where he would carry 121 to Discovery's 130 and was sent off at 6-1. Rosemont initially broke slowly and was sixth at the half mile, but suddenly finding a hole on the rail, he gunned through and went into the lead and was clear by 1 1/2 lengths entering the stretch. At this point Discovery began his drive and soon was lapped on Rosemont bearing down on him with every stride. But Rosemont refused to quit and held off the great champion by a neck at the finish. He would begin 1937 in CA with a second attempt at the Santa Anita Handicap as his objective. He began slowly with a 5th to Seabiscuit in an allowance race, but would turn the tables on him in the San Antonio carrying top weight of 122, while giving the Biscuit 7lbs. For the Big Cap, Rosemont would draw post 17 out of 18 horses entered. At the start Rosemont was 11th and would stay there through the first half mile while Boxthorn and Special Agent set a blistering pace with the first quarter in 22 2/5 and the half in 45 4/5. Seabiscuit was fourth at this point and would take the lead as they turned for home with Rosemont moving into 4th just behind Time Supply. Relentlessly he closed the gap with
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  • buckpasser · Cocoa. Ok will do. Lisa. Thanks. I have several more that I am working on. · 198 days ago
  • buckpasser · Sword. Discovery is on my list as is his sire Display. · 198 days ago
Now who do you think made this hose a champion? Colin or Sweep? Starshoot wasn

Rosemont - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View Details06/26/37Rosemont7thAqu51 1/8 mDBrooklyn Handicap 3+ MSeabiscuitAneroidMemory Book1:50.20
View Details02/27/37Rosemont1stSA61 1/4 mDSanta Anita Handicap 3+ MRosemontSeabiscuitIndian Broom2:02.80
View Details02/20/37Rosemont1stSA61 1/8 mDSan Antonio Handicap 4+ MRosemontStar ShadowSpecial Agent1:50.20
View Details06/08/35Rosemont3rdBel51 1/2mDBelmont Stakes-G1 3 MOmahaFirethornRosemont2:30.60