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This page includes images of past champion horses and sires mostly from the 60's and earlier. If there was a caption on the back, it is included as well as any comments on postmarks or dates.

Aqueduct - Triple Dead Heat 1944
The only triple dead heat in stakes history occurred on June 10, 1944 in the Carter Handicap at Aqueduct. Joe W. Brown's Brownie, top, 115, (E. Guerin); Belair Stud's Bossuet, center, 127 (J. Stout); and WIlliam Ziegler, Jr.'s Wait a Bit, bottom, 118, (G.L. Smith) finished in a tie for first place. (Postmarked 1954)
Belmont Park, Long Island
The turn for home. Field enters stretch in last year's Belmont Stakes "The Test of the Champion." From the rail, Mr. Trouble, Hill Prince, Lights Up and Middleground, the eventual winner. (This is the 1950 running of the Belmont.)
"Bull Lea" the Sire of many famous Race Horses
Calumet Farm, Lexington, Kentucky, is the home of "Bull Lea" the famous stallion and sire of many leading money winners including Citation, Armed, Bewitch, Coaltown. Calumet is one of the largest Thoroughbred Farms in the Country.
"Burgoo King," Winner of 1932 Kentucky Derby, "Bred in Old Kentucky"
Burgoo King, chestnut colt, by Bubbling Over - Minawand by Lonawand, Winner 1932 Kentucky Derby and Preakness. His sire, Bubbling Over, won Kentucky Derby in 1926. Owned by Col. E.R. Bradley, Idle Hour Farm, Lexington, Ky. (postmarked 1933 in Lexington)
Champions of the Turf!
A 10 postcard set from 1948 featuring black and white photos of the top champions of that era. (just added 1/29/96)
Citation, winner of the Kentucky Derby -- 1948
Calumet Farm's Citation won the famous Kentucky Derby of 1948. He also came in on top in the $100,000 added Belmont Stakes of the same year and became the eighth horse in history to achieve the triple crown.
Kelso -- by Richard Stone Reeves
Bay Gelding, 1957 by Your Host - Maid of Flight by Count Fleet. World's leading money winner ($1,893.362). Named Horse of the Year five straight times, 1960-1964. Won the Jockey Club Gold Cup (a two mile race) five times, 1960-1964.
Man-O-War - America's Most Famous Horse

Man-O-War," the Wonder Horse, bred in "Old Kentucky"
"The Wonder Horse", Man O'War, is at home on Faraway Farm near Lexington. he is insured for $500,000 and owned by Samuel D. Riddle. (postmarked 1939)
"Man-O-War, the Wonder Horse - Bred in Old Kentucky
Kentucky, The Blue Grass State. The breeding place of the country's finest Race Horses - notably "Man O'War," The Wonder Horse, an all-time record winner. Today the sire of many of the best racers, chiefly "War Admiral", who won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes in 1937. (postmarked 1954)
W. Smithson Broadhead: Nashua (Bay Colt, 1952) by Nasrullah - Segula by Johnstown. Horse of the year 1955.
Prince John
Prince John - Angelo Valenzuela up, after winning "The Garden State" for 1955. With Career Boy, Bold Bazooka, and Needles in the background. The race grossed $282,370 at Garden State Park, Delaware Township, N. J. (From a portrait by Richard Stone Reeves.) (postmarked 1956)
Swaps - Winner of the Kentucky Derby
Was sold for about $2,000,000.00 to Mr. and Mrs. John Galbreath. He stands at Stud on the Darby Dan Farm, Lexington, Kentucky. (Swaps won the Derby in 1955)
Triple Crown Winners
Only nine horses in more than half a century have captured thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown -- the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico, and the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park. All three classics are for three-year-olds. Secretariat was the first to win the coveted trophy in 25 years. But in one period of 11 years, there were five winners -- War Admiral (1937), Whirlaway (1941), Count Fleet (1943), Assault (1946), and Citation (1948), The Triple Crown trophy is designed by Cartier and is presented by the Thoroughbred Racing Associations. (Oversized 9"x7" postcard from 1973, picture of trophies from the back is shown on the right.)
Twenty Grand, bred "in Old Kentucky"
Twenty Grand, from Mrs. Payne Whitney's Greentree Farm, near Lexington, Kentucky, came into first prominence in 1930 by setting a new mile record of 1 minute and 36 seconds. He won the Kentucky Derby in 1931. Soon after he went lame and never recovered. (postmarked 1943)
War Admiral "in Old Kentucky"
War Admiral as a three year old, in 26 starts, won 21 times, placed second three times and was third once. His winnings totaled $273,240. Voted by racing writers, the outstanding thoroughbred of 1937, he won the $50,000 Widener Cup at Hialeah in 1938. Other victories included the Chesapeake, Eastern Shore Handicap, Washington Handicap, Pimlico Special, Jockey Club Gold Cup, Wilson Handicap, Whitney Stakes, Saratoga Cup, and Saratoga Handicap.
Whirlaway: Calumet's first Kentucky Derby winner and Triple Crown winner, Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont. He sired many stakes winners in America. Whirlaway established the Derby Record of 2:01 2/5, in 1941. He was trained by Ben A. Jones of Calumet Farm, Lexington, Kentucky.

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