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Dark Star (horse)

Dark Star
Sire Royal Gem
Dam Isolde
Grandsire Dhoti
Damsire Bull Dog
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1950
Country United States
Color Black
Breeder Warner L. Jones, Jr.
Owner Cain Hoy Stable
Trainer Moody Jolley
Eddie Hayward (at age 3)
Record 13: 6-2-2
Earnings $131,337
Summary
Dark Star is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Isolde by Royal Gem. He was born around 1950 in the United States, and was bred by Warner L. Jones, Jr..
Major wins
Hialeah Juvenile Stakes (1952)
Derby Trial (1953)
Kentucky Derby (1953)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on December 16, 2006

Dark Star (foaled 1950 in Kentucky) was an American thoroughbred racehorse who won the 1953 Kentucky Derby, in the process becoming the only horse ever to defeat Hall of Fame horse Native Dancer.

Dark Star finished fifth in the Preakness Stakes. It was later found that Dark Star's ligament had been injured.

He retired to stand at stud in the United States, notably siring Hidden Treasure, the 1961 Canadian Horse of the Year. In 1967 he was sold to Haras du Bois-Roussel in Alençon, France.

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