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Fair Play (horse)

Fair Play
Sire Hastings
Dam Fairy Gold
Grandsire Spendthrift
Damsire Bend Or
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1905
Country United States
Color Chestnut
Breeder August Belmont, Jr.
Owner August Belmont, Jr.
Trainer A. Jack Joyner
Record 32: 10-11-3
Earnings $86,950
Fair Play is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Fairy Gold by Hastings. He was born around 1905 in the United States, and was bred by August Belmont, Jr..
Major wins
Flash Stakes (1907)
Lawrence Realization Stakes (1908)
Jerome Handicap (1908)
Brooklyn Derby (1908)
Leading sire in North America
(1920, 1924, 1927)
Leading broodmare sire in North America
(1931, 1934, 1938)
United States Racing Hall of Fame (1956)
Life-size statue at Elmendorf Farm
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on October 4, 2006

Fair Play (1905–1929) was an American-bred Thoroughbred racehorse who was successful on the track, but even more so as a sire.

His grandsire was Spendthrift, whose grandsire was the English Triple Crown champion West Australian.

While successful on the track until an injury cut short his racing career, Fair Play gained his most fame as a sire.

Among his most famous progeny are:

Following the death of owner August Belmont, Jr. in 1924, Fair Play was sold to Joseph E. Widener, proprietor of Elmendorf Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, where he remained until his death on December 17, 1929. Widener, a dedicated horseman, buried Fair Play in the Elmendorf Farm cemetery and erected a nearly life-size bronze statue at the head of his grave.



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