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Adam's Apple (horse)

Adam's Apple
Sire Pommern
Dam Mount Whistle
Grandsire Polymelus
Damsire William The Third
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1924
Country Great Britain
Color Bay
Breeder Mrs Clarissa Sofer Whitburn
Owner Charles W. S. Whitburn
Trainer Harry L. Cottrill
Record 7-2-0-2
Earnings Not found
Adam's Apple is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Mount Whistle by Pommern. He was born around 1924 in Great Britain, and was bred by Mrs Clarissa Sofer Whitburn.
Major wins

Soltykoff Stakes (1926)

British Classic Race wins:
2,000 Guineas Stakes (1927)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Adam's Apple (foaled 1924 in Great Britain) was a Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning a British Classic, the 2,000 Guineas Stakes. Sired by Pommern, the 1915 English Triple Crown champion, he was out of the mare, Mount Whistle. Damsire William The Third was a good runner who counts among his wins the 1902 Ascot Gold Cup.

At age two, Adam's Apple won the Soltykoff Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse. He ran third in the 1926 Criterion Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse and third again in the New Stakes at Ascot Racecourse behind Sickle and winner, Damon. [1]. He made four starts as a three-year-old, finishing off the board in three but was ridden to victory by jockey Jack Leach in the 1927 2,000 Guineas Stakes, defeating runner-up Call Boy (later the Epsom Derby winner), with Sickle in third.

After his retirement from racing, Adam's Apple was sold to Argentine breeders.[1] There, he met with some success, siring the filly Chimentera, winner of the Las Oaks at Santiago Chile's Club Hipico de Santiago, and the very good filly La Bastille, likewise a winner of the Oaks but who also defeated her male counterparts in winning the El Derby at the Valparaiso Sporting Club racetrack at Vina del Mar, Chile.


  1. Pryor, Peter, The Classic Connection, Cortney Publications, Luton, 1979. The National Horseracing Museum states that he was exported to Australia, which is incorrect.



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