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Dark Mirage

Dark Mirage
Sire Persian Road II
Dam Home by Dark
Grandsire Persian Gulf
Damsire Hill Prince
Gender Filly
Foaled 1965
Country United States
Color Dark Bay
Breeder Duval A. Headley
Owner Lloyd I. Miller
Trainer Everett W. King
Record 27: 12-3-2
Earnings $362,789
Dark Mirage is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Home by Dark by Persian Road II. She was born around 1965 in the United States, and was bred by Duval A. Headley.
Major wins
Prioress Stakes (1968)
La Troienne Stakes (1968)
Kentucky Oaks (1968)
Acorn Stakes (1968)
Mother Goose Stakes (1968)
Coaching Club American Oaks (1968)
Monmouth Oaks (1968)
Delaware Oaks (1968)
Santa Maria Handicap (1969)
1st U.S. Filly Triple Crown Champion (1968)
U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old Filly (1968)
United States Racing Hall of Fame (1974)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on November 18, 2006

Dark Mirage (1965–1969) was an American Hall of Fame Champion Thoroughbred racehorse. Small in stature at just 15.1 hands, Dark Mirage proved big on the race track. Although her 1967 campaign as a two-year-old produced only two minor wins in fifteen starts, at three she completely dominated her female competitors. She lost her first race then, en route to winning nine in a row, became the first winner of the Filly Triple Crown, capturing all three races with ease. Although in July her handlers decided to rest her for the remainder of the racing season, Dark Mirage's performance still earned her U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old Filly honors.

At age four, the ill-fated Dark Mirage raced only two times. In her first race she picked up where she had left off the previous year, keeping her winning streak intact. In her next race, the filly severely injured a fetlock joint that ended her racing career and resulted in her death a few months later.

In 1974, Dark Mirage was inducted into the United States' National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.

Pedigree of Dark Mirage
Persian Road II
Persian Gulf Bahram Blandford
Friar's Daughter
Double Life Bachelor's Double
Saint Joan
One For The Road Watling Street Fairway
Sundae Hyperion
Bachelor's Fare
Home by Dark
Hill Prince Princequillo Prince Rose
Hildene Bubbling Over
Fancy Racket
Sunday Evening Eight Thirty Pilate
Dinner Time
Drowsy Royal Minstrel
Lazy Susan



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