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Sire Ten Broeck
Dam Sallie M.
Grandsire Phaeton
Damsire Longfellow
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1882
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Frank B. Harper
Owner Green B. Morris
Trainer Green B. Morris
Bersan is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Sallie M. by Ten Broeck. He was born around 1882 in the United States, and was bred by Frank B. Harper.
Major wins
Clark Handicap (1885)
Foxhall Stakes (1884)
Hindoo Stakes (1885)
Latonia Derby (1885)
Phoenix Stakes (1885)
Twin City Handicap (1885)
Travers Stakes (1885)
National Hotel Handicap (1886)
Riggs Rouse Stakes (1886)
American Co-Champion 3-Year-Old Male Horse (1885)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on April 12, 2010

Bersan (foaled 1882 in Kentucky) was an American Thoroughbred Champion racehorse. Bred by Frank B. Harper, owner of his sire Ten Broeck and his dam, Sallie M., Green B. Morris purchased Bersan as a yearling for $10,000. [1]

Trained by Morris, as a three-year-old Bersan was one of the best Thoroughbreds racing in the United States. He ran second to Joe Cotton in the 1885 Kentucky Derby but won the Phoenix Hotel Stakes, Clark Handicap, Latonia Derby, and Travers Stakes, among others. His 1885 performances earned Bersan retrospective American Co-Champion Three-Year-Old Male Horse honors.[2]

At age four he was not as successful as he had the previous year but still had a good year in racing. In May he was sent to race at the Ivy City Racetrack in Washington, D.C. where won the one and one eight mile National Hotel Handicap and Riggs Rouse Stakes.[3] Then, at the Maryland Jockey Club course in Baltimore, he won a mile and a quarter race for horses of all ages.

On December 18, 1886, Morris sold Bersan at a Lexington, Kentucky sale to prominent breeder Daniel Swigert who stood him at his Elmendorf Farm.[4] In 1894 Berson was sold to Capt. Kidd.[5] Bersan only produced a few offspring, the most successful of which was Sacket (b. 1895) who won the 1901 American Grand National Steeplechase.[6]



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