Sir Tatton Sykes, a British race horse who was by Melbourne, out of a Margrave mare. He raced 11 times and won 4 races. 
His major wins include the 2000 Guineas and the St. Leger Stakes. 
He was bought for £10, though he did not race as a 2 year old he showed a very promising future due to how well he had trained. In his late career, he failed to win much. 
He ran in the Port Stakes, Emperor’s Plate but failed to produce a win. Later, he won against The Traverser in a match race. 
At stud, he produced a few good winners. He’s best known for producing the filly Ronzi, and Mr Skyes. He sadly died in May, 1860 of an inflammation of the bowels.

Sir Tatton Sykes, a British race horse who was by Melbourne, out of a Margrave mare. He raced 11 times and won 4 races.

His major wins include the 2000 Guineas and the St. Leger Stakes.

He was bought for £10, though he did not race as a 2 year old he showed a very promising future due to how well he had trained. In his late career, he failed to win much.

He ran in the Port Stakes, Emperor’s Plate but failed to produce a win. Later, he won against The Traverser in a match race.

At stud, he produced a few good winners. He’s best known for producing the filly Ronzi, and Mr Skyes. He sadly died in May, 1860 of an inflammation of the bowels.

thehorsegodbuilt:

Wiseman’s Ferry and his champion Eclipse Award winning son Wise Dan

grabmane:

Do u ever try to take a full body picture of your horse but when you move far enough away to take it they follow you and half of you’s like ‘aww you’re so cute u love me!!’ Then the other half is like ‘no you fuCKER stand stILL’

startinggate:

Wise Dan returns to the winners’ circle at Saratoga following a courageous win in the Bernard Baruch Handicap (II) over Optimizer.

startinggate:

Wise Dan returns to the winners’ circle at Saratoga following a courageous win in the Bernard Baruch Handicap (II) over Optimizer.

I’m alive I promise!

afleetalexandra:

6-year-old mare One Dreamer winning the 1994 Breeder’s Cup Distaff at Churchill Downs

afleetalexandra:

6-year-old mare One Dreamer winning the 1994 Breeder’s Cup Distaff at Churchill Downs

afleetalexandra:

Canadian stallion Nearctic
A son of undefeated Italian champion Nearco, Nearctic was the Canadian Champion Juvenile Colt of 1956 and was inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame, but he was more well known at stud. His most famous son was undoubtedly Northern Dancer, the 1964 Champion 3-Year-Old Colt and Horse of the Year, whose bloodlines carry strong through the breed even today.

afleetalexandra:

Canadian stallion Nearctic

A son of undefeated Italian champion Nearco, Nearctic was the Canadian Champion Juvenile Colt of 1956 and was inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame, but he was more well known at stud. His most famous son was undoubtedly Northern Dancer, the 1964 Champion 3-Year-Old Colt and Horse of the Year, whose bloodlines carry strong through the breed even today.

thehorsegodbuilt:

Man O’ War

thehorsegodbuilt:

Man O’ War

afleetalexandra:

3-year-old Armageddon, a son of Alsab, carries the colors of Cain Hoy Stable to victory in the 1952 Withers Stakes, with Horse of the Year One Count in second
Armageddon was outfitted with unique racing gear. As a juvenile, he had been struck in the left eye by a loose stone while winning the Champagne Stakes at Belmont, and had lost sight in the eye. In his first race at three, he “took another blow in his injured eye”. In order to protect his horse’s seemingly magnetic eye, trainer Moody Jolley “equipped Armageddon with blinkers entirely closed on the left side”, which he wore for the first time in the Withers. After going very wide around the turn, Armageddon conceded many lengths to his rivals, but he then “went past them just as his sire might have done” and won by 3 1/2 lengths going away

It was the last big victory of Armageddon’s career. His races were often spoiled by his blindness and the “confusion and timidity resulting from the disappearance of the inner rail from his field of vision”. He did leave a nice legacy as a stallion, though. His son Battle Joined, winner of the 1961 Saratoga Special and 1962 Lawrence Realization, would go on to sire champion and 1971 Horse of the Year Ack Ack

afleetalexandra:

3-year-old Armageddon, a son of Alsab, carries the colors of Cain Hoy Stable to victory in the 1952 Withers Stakes, with Horse of the Year One Count in second

Armageddon was outfitted with unique racing gear. As a juvenile, he had been struck in the left eye by a loose stone while winning the Champagne Stakes at Belmont, and had lost sight in the eye. In his first race at three, he “took another blow in his injured eye”. In order to protect his horse’s seemingly magnetic eye, trainer Moody Jolley “equipped Armageddon with blinkers entirely closed on the left side”, which he wore for the first time in the Withers. After going very wide around the turn, Armageddon conceded many lengths to his rivals, but he then “went past them just as his sire might have done” and won by 3 1/2 lengths going away

It was the last big victory of Armageddon’s career. His races were often spoiled by his blindness and the “confusion and timidity resulting from the disappearance of the inner rail from his field of vision”. He did leave a nice legacy as a stallion, though. His son Battle Joined, winner of the 1961 Saratoga Special and 1962 Lawrence Realization, would go on to sire champion and 1971 Horse of the Year Ack Ack