|Breeder||Richard T. Wilson, Jr.|
|Owner||Richard T. Wilson, Jr.|
|Trainer||Thomas J. Healey|
|Campfire is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Nightfall by Olambala. He was born around 1914 in the United States, and was bred by Richard T. Wilson, Jr..|
Saratoga Special Stakes (1916)|
Sanford Stakes (1916)
Hopeful Stakes (1916)
Great American Stakes (1916)
Belmont Futurity Stakes (1916)
Toboggan Handicap (1917)
|American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt (1916)|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on February 22, 2010|
Campfire (1914–1932) was an American Thoroughbred Champion racehorse. Bred and raced by the co-owner and president of Saratoga Race Course, Richard T. Wilson, Jr., he was sired by Wilson's Olambala, a multiple winner of important races including the Latonia Derby and Suburban Handicap and who would also sire several top runners including the multiple Handicap winner Sunfire and the 1922 Belmont and Preakness Stakes winner Pillory.
Campfire was conditioned for racing by future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame trainer T. J. Healey. Racing at age two in 1916, Campfire joined the great filly Regret as only the second horse to win all three Saratoga Race Course events for two-year-olds: the Saratoga Special Stakes, Sanford Stakes and the Hopeful Stakes, in which he defeated Omar Khayyam. Winning all three races would not be matched for another seventy-seven years, when Dehere did it in 1993 followed by City Zip in 2000. In addition, Campfire won the Futurity and Great American Stakes at Belmont Park. The leading money winner among all American horses irrespective of age, Campfire's outstanding year earned him 1916 American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt honors.
Campfire died at a Maryland farm in 1932.