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Fitz Herbert

Fitz Herbert
Sire Ethelbert
Dam Morganatic
Damsire Emperor
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1906
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Perry Belmont
Owner 1) A. Jack Joyner
2) Herman Brandt (1908)
3) Sam Hildreth (1908)
4) Charles Kohler (1910)
Trainer Sam Hildreth
Record 44: 31-7-3
Earnings Not found
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.
Major wins
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.



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