- Tanya (horse)
Thoroughbred racehorse infobox
horsename = Tanya
sire = Meddler
grandsire = St. Gatien
dam = Handspun
damsire = Hanover
foaled = 1902
country = United States flagicon|USA
colour = Chestnut
Harry Payne Whitney
William Collins Whitney
John W. Rogers
record = 12: 6-2-1
earnings = $71,372
race = Hopeful Stakes (1904)
National Stallion Stakes(1904) Spinaway Stakes(1904)
American Classic Race wins:
updated= August 3, 2007
Tanya (1902-unknown) was an American
thoroughbred fillyracehorse bred and raised in Kentucky. She was bred by William Collins Whitneyand foaled at his Brookdale Farm in Lincroft, New Jersey. Sired by the outstanding English stallionMeddler, she was out of the mare, Handspun.
Unfortunately, before Tanya could set foot on a track, William Whitney died. She, and several other racers for the Whitney stable, were leased to
Herman Duryea, and as a 2-year-old she won the Hopeful Stakes, the National Stallion Stakes, and the Spinaway Stakesunder his colors.
Tanya is best known, however, as one of the few fillies to have captured the
Belmont Stakes. Purchased for $7,000 by Whitney's son, Harry Payne Whitney, Tanya was trained by future Hall of Fame inductee, John W. Rogers. The filly took the first running of the Belmont at the new Belmont Parkon May 24, 1905, beating second-place finisher, Blandy, and her half-brother, Hot Shot, another Meddler colt, who came in third in a time of 2:08 3/5. The Belmont Stakes distance was one mile and a quarter in 1905.
* [http://www.tbheritage.com/Portraits/Meddler.html#Tanya Portraits Tanya]
* [http://www.belmont-stakes.info/1900-belmont.php Belmont Stakes Info]
* [http://www.pedigreequery.com/tanya Tanya's pedigree and partial racing stats]
* [http://www.nyra.com/Belmont/Stakes/Belmont.shtml Details of all past Belmont Stakes]
* [http://www.spiletta.com/UTHOF/files3.html Tanya]
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