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Bold (horse)

Sire By Jimminy
Dam Little Rebel
Grandsire Pharamond II
Damsire John P. Grier
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1948
Country United States
Color Brown
Breeder Brookmeade Stables
Owner Brookmeade Stables
Trainer Eddie Arcaro
Record 12: 4 - 3 - 1
Earnings $107,460
Bold is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Little Rebel by By Jimminy. He was born around 1948 in the United States, and was bred by Brookmeade Stables.
Major wins

Saranac Handicap (1951)

American Classic Race wins:
Preakness Stakes (1951)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Bold (1948–1952) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that is best remembered for winning the 1951 Preakness Stakes in a long shot victory and for being struck by lightning at the age of four while pastured at his Upperville, Virginia farm.[1]

Bold suffered from bucked shins in both his hind legs during the early part of 1952 and was being rested in Virginia before resuming his 4-year old campaign in Saratoga. He was struck by lightning and killed on the evening of July 9–10, 1952 while in an outdoor training paddock.


  1. Avalyn Hunter. American Classic Pedigrees: 1914-2002 Blood-Horse Publications. 2003.


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