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Bed O' Roses

Bed o' Roses
Sire Rosemont
Dam Good Thing
Grandsire The Porter
Damsire Discovery
Gender Filly
Foaled 1947
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Alfred G. Vanderbilt II
Owner Sagamore Farm
Trainer William C. Winfrey
Record 20: 14-5-1
Earnings $383,925
Summary
Bed o' Roses is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Good Thing by Rosemont. She was born around 1947 in the United States, and was bred by Alfred G. Vanderbilt II.
Major wins
Colleen Stakes (1949)
Demoiselle Stakes (1949)
Matron Stakes (1949)
Selima Stakes (1949)
Lawrence Realization Stakes (1950)
Awards
U.S. Champion 2-Yr-Old Filly (1949)
U.S. Champion Older Female Horse (1951)
Honors
United States Racing Hall of Fame (1976)
Bed O' Roses Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on September 7, 2008

Bed o' Roses (1947 - January 5, 1953) was an American thoroughbred racehorse.

Bed o' Roses was a bay filly by Rosemont-Good Thing, by Discovery, owned and bred by Alfred G. Vanderbilt II's Sagamore Farm. Trained by Bill Winfrey and ridden by Eric Guerin, she won the 1949 Grade 1 Matron Stakes for two-year-old fillies at Belmont Park plus eight other important races. At the end of the season, Bed o' Roses was named the American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly.

Racing as a three-year-old, Bed o' Roses defeated a quality field including colts in the 1 5/8 mile Lawrence Realization Stakes and finished second in the Travers Stakes and the Arlington Classic. After recovering from an injury that kept her out of racing for seven months, Bed o' Roses returned to win two more important races en route to being voted Champion Handicap Filly for the year. She continued to race at ages four and five, retiring after three races in 1952.

However, she suddenly died a few months later on January 5, 1953 from an organic disorder. She was just about to be bred to Count Fleet.

Bed o' Roses is buried at Sagamore Farm, Maryland.

In 1976, she was inducted in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.

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