- Temperence Hill
Thoroughbred racehorse infobox
horsename = Temperence Hill
sire = Stop The Music
Hail To Reason
dam = Sister Shannon
damsire = Etonian
sex = Stallion
foaled = 1977
colour = Bay
breeder = Dr. Albert F. Polk, Jr.
Joseph B. Cantey
record = 31: 11-4-2
earnings = $1,567,650
Rebel Stakes(1980) Arkansas Derby(1980) Jockey Club Gold Cup(1980) Super Derby(1980) Travers Stakes(1980) Oaklawn Handicap(1981)
Razorback Handicap (1981)
American Classic Race wins:
awards= United States Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt (1980)
updated= October 11, 2007
Temperence Hill (March 1977 - June 2003) was a Champion American
Kentuckyby Dr. Albert F. Polk, Jr.'s Oriskany Farm, Temperence Hill was sired by Stop The Music and out of the Etonian mare, Sister Shannon. He was named for a 19th century Arkansas Methodistchurch that his owner's ancestors attended.
Consigned to the 1978 Keeneland September yearling sale, Temperence Hill was purchased and raced by
Arkansaslumberman John Ed Anthony and his former wife, Mary Lynn Dudley under their Loblolly Stablecolors. He was trained throughout his career by Joseph B. Cantey.
After showing strong potential throughout the spring of 1980, with wins in
Kentucky Derbyprep races, the Rebel Stakesand Arkansas Derby, Temperence Hill's breakthrough performance came in the 1980 Belmont Stakeswhere he defeated Kentucky Derbywinner Genuine Riskand Preakness Stakeswinner Codexat odds of 53-1. He went on to win several additional Grade I stakes and was voted Champion three year old of 1980.
As a sire
Temperence Hill was retired after the 1981 racing season with career earnings of $1,567,650. He was syndicated and began his stallion career near
Lexington, Kentuckyat Gainesway Farm. In the early 1990s he was moved to Bonnerdale, Arkansaswhere he stood at D-Lan Farms and then Starr Farm. In the fall of 1996, he was sold to Royal Thai ArmyGeneral and Thoroughbred owner, Charlie Pekaman. Temperence Hill died in 2003 at Sawang Jai Farm near Bangkok, Thailand.
In 16 seasons of breeding in
North America, Temperence Hill sired 3 foreign champions, 39 stakes winners, and 433 winners from 602 starters with total earnings of $26,538,905. The best of his runners was Temperate Silwho won the 1986 Hollywood Futurityand in 1987, the Santa Anita Derbyand the Swaps Stakes.
* [http://www.pedigreequery.com/temperence+hill Temperence Hill's pedigree and racing stats]
* [http://www.tbcprojects.com/career.php?search=3497 Temperence Hill's offspring at the Triple Crown database by Kathleen Irwin and Joy Reeves]
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