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Apollo (horse)

Sire Lever
Dam Rebecca T. Price
Grandsire Lexington
Damsire The Colonel
Gender Gelding
Foaled 1879
Country United States
Color Chestnut
Breeder Daniel Swigert
Owner Green B. Morris
Trainer Green B. Morris
Record 54: 24-15-9
Earnings $21,680
Apollo is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Rebecca T. Price by Lever. He was born around 1879 in the United States, and was bred by Daniel Swigert.
Major wins
Kentucky Derby (1882)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Apollo (born 1879) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse. He won 24 races in his career, including the 1882 Kentucky Derby.[1]

As of 2010, Apollo is the only horse to win the Kentucky Derby without having raced as a 2-year-old.[1]

Apollo was injured as a five-year old and was retired from racing. He was given to a friend of Morris' wife that lived in Charleston for use as a saddle horse.[2]



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