1) A. Jack Joyner|
2) Herman Brandt (1908)
3) Sam Hildreth (1908)
4) Charles Kohler (1910)
|Fitz Herbert is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Morganatic by Ethelbert. He was born around 1906 in the United States, and was bred by Perry Belmont.|
Advance Stakes (1909)|
Suburban Handicap (1909)
Jerome Handicap (1909)
Lawrence Realization Handicap (1909)
Brooklyn Handicap (1910)
U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt (1909)|
U.S. Champion Handicap Horse (1910)
Horse of the Year (1909 & 1910)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on November 18, 2006|
Fitz Herbert (1906-not found) was an American Champion Thoroughbred racehorse. Bred by Perry Belmont, he was owned by trainer A. J. Joyner who sold him in early 1908 to Herman Brandt for $3,500 who later that year sold him to trainer Sam Hildreth.
For Hildreth, he was ridden by jockey Cal Shilling, Fitz Herbert earned back-to-back United States Horse of the Year awards. His major victories came in long races, something his trainer specialized in. In the 1909 Lawrence Realization Handicap, the horse set a world record for a 1-5/8 mile race.
In a deal described by the New York Times as the "biggest sale in years," in February 1910 Hildreth sold Fitz Herbert for $40,000 to Charles Kohler, owner of Ramapo Stock Farm in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey. Due to the legislated ban on parimutuel betting by the state of New York, a few weeks later Fitz Herbert and other horses owned by Kohler were shipped to stables at Maisons-Laffitte Racecourse in France where he was conditioned to compete in steeplechase racing.