Fair Play (horse)

Fair Play (horse)

Thoroughbred racehorse infobox
horsename = Fair Play


caption =
sire = Hastings
grandsire = Spendthrift
dam = Fairy Gold
damsire = Bend Or
sex = Stallion
foaled = 1905
country = USA flagicon|USA
colour = Chestnut
breeder = August Belmont, Jr.
owner = August Belmont, Jr.
trainer = Andrew J. Joyner
record = 32: 10-11-3
earnings = $86,950
race = Flash Stakes (1907)
Lawrence Realization Stakes (1908)
Jerome Handicap (1908)
Brooklyn Derby (1908)
awards= Leading sire in North America
(1920, 1924, 1927)
Leading broodmare sire in North America
(1931, 1934, 1938)
honours = United States Racing Hall of Fame (1956)
Life-size statue at Elmendorf Farm
updated= October 4, 2006

Fair Play (1905-1929) was an American-bred Thoroughbred racehorse who was successful on the track, but even more so as a sire.

His grandsire was Spendthrift, whose grandsire was the English Triple Crown champion, West Australian.

While successful on the track until an injury cut short his racing career, Fair Play gained his most fame as a sire.

Among his most famous progency are:

* Display - 1926 Preakness Stakes winner and sire of Discovery
* Man o' War - chosen #1 in the Blood-Horse magazine List of the Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century
* Mad Play - 1924 Belmont Stakes winner
* Mad Hatter - 1921 U.S. Champion Older Male Horse
* Chance Play - 1927 United States Horse of the Year
* Chance Shot - 1927 Belmont Stakes winner; sire of Belmont Stakes winner Peace Chance
*Fairmount - U.S. Hall of Fame steeplechase champion

Following the death of owner August Belmont, Jr. in 1924, Fair Play was sold to Joseph E. Widener, proprietor of Elmendorf Farm in Lexington, Kentucky where he remained until his death in December 1929. Widener, a dedicated horseman, buried Fair Play in the Elmendorf Farm cemetery and erected a nearly life-size bronze statue at the head of his grave.

References

* [http://www.pedigreequery.com/fair+play Fair Play's pedigree and stats]
* [http://www.racingmuseum.org/hall/horse.asp?ID=69 Fairl Play at the United States National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Fair Play — or Fairplay usually refers to Sportsmanship.It may also refer to: * Fair and unfair play, in cricket * The Fair Play for Cuba Committee, an activist group in the United States early in 1960 * UEFA Fair Play ranking, a ranking system used by Union …   Wikipedia

  • Horse musical — Horse musicals are musicals in which horses are the stars.How it all startedIn 1995 at the horse trade show Pferd Zurich ( Zurich Horse )the name horse musical Pferdemusical in German was created by the organizers, among them Dieter Speidel from… …   Wikipedia

  • fair — fair1 W2S1 [feə US fer] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(reasonable and acceptable)¦ 2¦(treating everyone equally)¦ 3¦(quite large)¦ 4¦(hair/skin)¦ 5¦(according to the rules)¦ 6¦(level of ability)¦ 7¦(weather)¦ 8 have had more than your fair share of something 9… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Fair — For other uses, see Fair (disambiguation). See also: Funfair and Traveling carnival Roundabouts (or carousels) are traditional attractions, often seen at fairs. This one was photographed at the famous Nottingham Goose Fair, England, in 1983… …   Wikipedia

  • fair — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ annual ▪ antiques, art, book, craft, horse (BrE), school (esp. AmE), steam (BrE) …   Collocations dictionary

  • play — Synonyms and related words: ALGOL, COBOL, FORTRAN, Grand Guignol, Passion play, Tom show, abuse, accentuate, accompany, act, act a part, act as, act as foil, act out, act up, acting, action, actions, activism, activity, ad lib, affect, agree, air …   Moby Thesaurus

  • play — n 1. drama, dramatic play, stage play; stage show, show; theatrical piece, theatricals, piece, work, vehicle; screenplay, photoplay, photodrama, Inf. opus; teleplay, television drama or play, TV drama or play; radio drama or play, broadcast… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Goetta (horse) — Horse infobox horsename = Goetta caption = Goetta breed = Quarter Horse discipline = Racing sire = Go Man Go grandsire = Top Deck (TB) dam = Etta Leo damsire = Leo sex = Mare foaled = 1961 country = United States color = Sorrel breeder = Ed… …   Wikipedia

  • Chance Play — Sire Fair Play Grandsire Hastings Dam Quelle Chance Damsire Ethelbert Sex Stallion …   Wikipedia

  • Colin (horse) — Colin Sire Commando Grandsire Domino Dam …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”