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Bred:
California (USA) by Rex C. Ellsworth  -  [Add Data]
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Swaps - Sports Illustrated
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Here is the great SWAPS!. Art Sherman Up. https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=705494262834667&set=a.189145141136251.61389.189123901138375&type=1&theater
Swaps - very under-rated great horse. If he had run in New York and set just a few track records, the would be in the Top10 or Top 5 all time. He set more records on more tracks than any horse I have seen.
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  • LAZMANNICK · Hey Icy, it’s amazing what lake effect snow can do. Rochester, on the south side of Lake Ontario, gets tons of it, mainly lake effect, while Cobourg, probably not more than 40-50 miles north actually gets very little (in comparison) because we’re on the north side of the lake (this year is an exception). We are now going into a deep freeze with nighttime temperatures forecast to dip below minus 25 and 26 Celsius. · 242 days ago
  • Buckpasser · Hope you guys won't need the chain saws for the storm this weekend. · 241 days ago
Swaps won the 1955 Kentucky Derby in a time of 2:01 4/5. His son Chateaugay won the 1963 Derby with the exact same time under the first foreign winning jockey, Braulio Baeza. What other sire-offspring combinations have been victorious in any of the three classic races?
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  • SSilence86 · You can also say Unbridled, Grindstone, Birdstone and Mine That Bird/Summer Bird. 4 generations that won a TC race. 3 of which won the Derby. · 658 days ago
  • shadowno · Man O War & Crusader and American Flag (Belmont) & Clyde Van Dusen (Kentucky Derby) as well as the previously mentioned War Admiral · 658 days ago
Anyone know why he didn't race in the Preakness or Belmont?
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  • ridescloud · Swaps did not run in the preakness or the belmont because he had been shipped by train, from california, rex ellsworth had actually concocted a special diet and a pellat type feed especially for swaps, since they shipped his food with him, by train, they did not have enough to last through to the belmont, not being able to make all three, they opted to 'skip' the preakness and return to california · 682 days ago
  • ridescloud · Swaps had a recurring hoof problem due to the original injury involving mud being forced up into the wall of the hoof, consequently, most of the time when swaps was 'in the lead' he was 'eased up' to save the hoof and not run him 'all out', in spite of this Swaps won 19 races, 6 times carrying 130 lbs, more than citation, or nashua could carry to victory. · 682 days ago
I was looking at his races on U-Tube and also reading about him.Really an amazing horse.Sometimes things slip through the cracks ,this was one of them
I just finished adding Swaps career races. What an amazing horse with a 25 19-2-2 lifetime record! If anyone has any video of his races, please add them in.
He could do almost anything. His multiple records, including those outside of California were remarkable. He stands among the greatest.

Swaps - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View Details09/03/56Swaps1stWaP81 mileDWashington Park Hcp 4 FSwapsSummer TanSea O Erin1:33.20
View Details08/25/56Swaps5thWaP81 3/16 mTArch Ward Memorial Handicap 4 MMahanSir TribalPrince Morvi1:55.00
View Details07/25/56Swaps1stHP71 5/8 mDSunset Handicap 4 MSwapsHoneys AlibiBlue Volt2:38.10
View Details07/14/56Swaps1stHP81 1/4 mDHollywood Gold Cup 4 MSwapsMister GusPorterhouse1:58.30
View Details07/04/56Swaps1stHP81 1/8 mDAmerican Handicap 4 MSwapsMister GusBobby Brocato1:46.40
View Details06/23/56Swaps1stHP71 1/16 mDInglewood Handicap 4 MSwapsMister GusBobby Brocato1:39.00
View Details06/09/56Swaps1stHP71 mileDArgonaut Handicap 4 MSwapsBobby BrocatoPorterhouse1:33.10
View Details05/26/56Swaps2ndHP71 1/16 mDCalifornian 4 MPorterhouseSwapsMister Gus1:40.40
View Details04/14/56Swaps1stGP71 70yDBroward H 4 MSwapsGaldarOur Gob1:39.30
View Details02/17/56Swaps1stSA71 1/8 mDSanta Anita Handicap 4 MSwapsBobby BrocatoArrogate1:43.00
View DetailsView Video08/31/55Swaps2ndWaP71 1/4 mDWashington Park Match 3 MNashuaSwaps 2:04.10
View Details08/30/55Swaps1stWaP71 3/8 m TAmerican Derby 3 MSwapsTraffic JudgeParador1:54.30
View Details07/09/55Swaps1stHP71 1/4 mDWesterner 3 MSwapsFabulous VegasJean's Joe2:00.30
View Details06/11/55Swaps1stHP71 1/16 mDCalifornian-G2 3+ MSwapsDetermineMister Gus1:40.20
View Details05/30/55Swaps1stHP66 fDWill Rogers 3 MSwapsBequeathMr. Sullivan1:35.00
View DetailsView Video05/07/55Swaps1stCD81 1/4 mDKentucky Derby 3 MSwapsNashuaSummer Tan2:01.80
View Details04/30/55Swaps1stCD66 fDAllow 3 MSwapsTrim DestinyStyrunner1:10.10
View Details02/19/55Swaps1stSA71 1/8 mDSanta Anita Derby-G1 3 MSwapsJean's JoeBlue Ruler1:50.00
View Details01/19/55Swaps1stSA67 fDSan Vicente 3 MSwapsTrentonianJean's Joe1:10.30
View Details12/30/54Swaps1stSA66 fDAllow 2 MSwapsBeau BusherBattle Dance1:10.00
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