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Broad Brush

Broad Brush
Sire Ack Ack
Dam Hay Patcher
Grandsire Battle Joined
Damsire Hoist The Flag
Gender Stallion
Foaled April 16, 1983
Country United States
Color Brown
Breeder Robert E. Meyerhoff
Owner Robert E. Meyerhoff
Trainer Richard W. Small
Record 27: 14-5-5
Earnings $2,656,793
Broad Brush is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Hay Patcher by Ack Ack. He was born on April 16, 1983 in the United States, and was bred by Robert E. Meyerhoff.
Major wins
Inner Harbor Stakes (1985)
Meadowlands Cup (1986)
Wood Memorial (1986)
Jim Beam Stakes (1986)
Pennsylvania Derby (1986)
Ohio Derby (1986)
Federico Tesio Stakes (1986)
General George Handicap (1986)
Santa Anita Handicap (1987)
Suburban Handicap (1987)
John B. Campbell Handicap (1987)
Trenton Handicap (1987)
Leading sire in North America (1994)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Broad Brush (April 16, 1983 - May 15, 2009) was an American thoroughbred racehorse foaled in Maryland. He was out of the Hoist The Flag mare, Hay Patcher, by the Hall of Fame stallion, Ack Ack.

Bred and owned by Robert E. Meyerhoff, and trained by Richard W. Small, Broad Brush won a number of stakes races at age two before being prepped for the 1986 Kentucky Derby.


Three year old season

At age three, Broad Brush won a number of stakes races, including the Inner Harbor Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, the grade two Jim Beam Stakes at Turfway Park, the grade one Wood Memorial Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack, the grade three Federico Tesio Stakes (also called the "Preakness Trial") at Pimlico, the grade two Pennsylvania Derby at Philadelphia Park, the grade two Ohio Derby at Thistledowns and the grade two Meadowlands Cup.

Broad Brush also placed third in two of the most coveted races in the country in the United States Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing showing in both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. He finished a close third behind Ferdinand only two lengths back and Bold Arrangement (by a head) in the grade one Kentucky Derby in 1986 in a large field of 16 colts. Broad Brush also had a strong third as the local Maryland favorite in the $1,000,000 grade one Preakness Stakes behind eventual Eclipse Award winner Snow Chief and Derby champ Ferdinand. Snow Chief was named the American Champion Three-Year-Old Male Horse in large part due to his Preakness win.

Four year-old season

At age four, Broad Brush won some of the most prestigious races in the handicap division with his wins in both the $1,000,000 grade one Santa Anita Handicap and the grade one Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park. He placed second in the Massachusetts Handicap and Grade I San Fernando Stakes, placing third in the Grade I Metropolitan Handicap, Grade I Strub Stakes, and Grade I Whitney Handicap.


Upon retirement in April 1988, Broad Brush became a very successful sire, being awarded Leading sire in North America for 1994. He was one of the laeding draws for his breeding operation at Gainsway Farm in Kentucky and ranked in the top 10 winners list as a sire in four straight years. His progeny include the stakes winning Concern, Include, Farda Amiga, Hesanoldsalt, Nobo True, Best Of Luck, the Japanese champion mare, Broad Appeal, and Justenoughheart, dam of the champion filly, Dreaming of Anna. Broad Brush was pensioned in 2004, he was euthanized on May 15, 2009.



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