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Falsetto (horse)

Falsetto
Sire Enquirer
Dam Farfaletta
Grandsire Leamington
Damsire Australian
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1876
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder J. W. Hunt Reynolds
Owner J. W. Hunt Reynolds
Trainer Eli Jordan
Summary
Falsetto is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Farfaletta by Enquirer. He was born around 1876 in the United States, and was bred by J. W. Hunt Reynolds.
Major wins
Clark Handicap (1879)
Kenner Stakes (1879)
Phoenix Stakes (1879)
Travers Stakes (1879)
Awards
American Champion 3-Year-Old Colt (1879)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Falsetto (1876–1904) was an American Thoroughbred Champion racehorse and outstanding sire. Bred and raced by J. W. Hunt Reynolds of Lexington, Kentucky, his dam was Farfaletta and his sire was General Abe Buford's very good runner, Enquirer.

Conditioned for racing by African American trainer, Eli Jordan, as a three-year-old in 1879 Falsetto won four of his five starts and was the dominant horse of his age group in the United states. Under African American star jockey, Isaac Murphy, he ran second to Lord Murphy in the Kentucky Derby but won the Phoenix Hotel Stakes and the Clark Handicap , plus he defeated the great Spendthrift in winning the Kenner and Travers Stakes.

Owner J. W. Hunt Reynolds died in September 1880 and the horse was sent to Pierre Lorillard IV who raced him in England along with several other American horses including Horse and Iroquois. [1]

Returned to the United States and retired to stud duty, Falsetto stood at A. J. Alexander's Woodburn Stud in Woodford County, Kentucky. Falsetto became one of only four stallions to sire three Kentucky Derby winners and another of his sons, Sir Cleges, ran second in the 1908 Derby. Among his progeny, Falsetto was the sire of:

Falsetto died of pneumonia in August 1904 at age twenty-eight.

Pedigree of Falsetto
Sire
Enquirer
Leamington Faugh-a-Ballagh Sir Hercules
Guiccioli
Pantaloon Mare Pantaloon
Daphne
Lida Lexington Boston
Alice Carneal
Lize American Eclipse
Gabriella
Dam
Farfaletta
Australian West Australian Melbourne
Mowerina
Emilia Young Emilius
Persian
Elkhorna Lexington Boston
Alice Carneal
Glencona Glencoe
Envoy Mare

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