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Ack Ack (horse)

Ack Ack
Sire Battle Joined
Dam Fast Turn
Grandsire Armageddon
Damsire Turn-To
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1966
Country United States
Color Brown
Breeder Harry F. Guggenheim
Owner Cain Hoy Stable
E. E. "Buddy" Fogelson (1971)
Trainer Frank A. Bonsal
Charlie Whittingham (age 4)
Record 27: 19-6-0
Earnings $636,641
Ack Ack is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Fast Turn by Battle Joined. He was born around 1966 in the United States, and was bred by Harry F. Guggenheim.
Major wins
Bahamas Stakes (1969)
Forerunner Stakes (1969)
Arlington Classic (1969)
Withers Stakes (1969)
Derby Trial (1969)
Autumn Days Handicap (1970)
Los Angeles Handicap (1970)
Santa Anita Handicap (1971)
American Handicap (1971)
San Antonio Handicap (1971)
Hollywood Gold Cup (1971)
San Carlos Handicap (1971)
San Pasqual Handicap (1971)
U.S. Champion Older Male Horse (1971)
U.S. Champion Sprint Horse (1971)
United States Horse of the Year (1971)
United States Racing Hall of Fame (1986)
#44 - Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century
Ack Ack Handicap at Churchill Downs
Ack Ack Handicap at Hollywood Park
Holds the 5½ Furlong main track record with 5 other horses at the Del Mar Racetrack
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Ack Ack (1966–1990) was an American Thoroughbred Hall of Fame racehorse. He raced with success at age two to four, scoring wins in the important 1969 Withers Stakes and Arlington Classic. In 1971 at age five, Ack Ack blossomed into the year's most dominant horse. Conditioned by Charlie Whittingham, Ack Ack won seven straight graded stakes races on both dirt and grass courses at a variety of distances. His performances earned him United States Horse of the Year honors.

Owned by Harry F. Guggenheim's Cain Hoy Stable, Ack Ack was sold by the executors of his estate following Guggenheim's death in January 1971. New owner, E. E. "Buddy" Fogelson, husband of actress Greer Garson, retired the horse at the end of his most successful year to stand at stud at Claiborne Farm near Paris, Kentucky where he sired 40 stakes winners, including champion sire Broad Brush and Youth, the 1976 American Champion Male Turf Horse who won a combined four Grade/Group 1 races in France, Canada, and the United States.

In 1999, The Blood Horse, Inc. declared Ack Ack to be one of the top 100 racehorses of the twentieth century.



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