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Crusader (horse)

Sire Man o' War
Dam Star Fancy
Grandsire Fair Play
Damsire Star Shoot
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1923
Country United States
Color Chestnut
Breeder Samuel D. Riddle
Owner Glen Riddle Farm
Trainer Gwyn R. Tompkins (at 2)
George H. Conway (at 3)
Record 42: 18-8-4
Earnings $203,261
Crusader is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Star Fancy by Man o' War. He was born around 1923 in the United States, and was bred by Samuel D. Riddle.
Major wins

Manor Handicap (1925)
Dwyer Stakes (1926)
Havre de Grace Handicap (1926)
Jockey Club Gold Cup (1926)
Suburban Handicap (1926, 1927)

American Classic Race wins:
Belmont Stakes (1926)
U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt (1926)
United States Horse of the Year (1926)
United States Racing Hall of Fame (1995)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on September 22, 2006

Crusader (1923–1940) was a chestnut Thoroughbred colt sired by Man o' War from the mare Star Fancy. Bred by Samuel D. Riddle he was raced by his Glen Riddle Farm and was ridden by Earl Sande and Albert Johnson.

As a two-year-old in 1925, Crusader won the Potomac Purse at Belmont Park but his most important win of the year came in the Manor Handicap at Laurel Park Racecourse. [1] For 1926, Crusaders wins included the Belmont Stakes, Suburban Handicap, and Jockey Club Gold Cup en route to being voted Champion 3-year-old Male Horse and Horse of the Year after winning a number of important races.

Crusader was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1995.



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