Forty Niner (horse)
|Grandsire||Raise a Native|
|Forty Niner is a thoroughbred racehorse out of File by Mr. Prospector. He was born around 1985 in the United States, and was bred by Claiborne Farm.|
Sanford Stakes (1987) |
Breeders' Futurity Stakes (1987)
Belmont Futurity Stakes (1987)
Champagne Stakes (1987)
Lafayette Stakes (1988)
Fountain of Youth Stakes (1988)
Haskell Invitational Handicap (1988)
NYRA Mile Handicap (1988)
Travers Stakes (1988)
|United States Champion 2-Yr-Old Colt (1987)|
|Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame (1988)|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on January 14, 2008|
Bred and raced by the renowned Claiborne Farm, Forty Niner was one of the Winterbook betting favorites to win the 1988 Kentucky Derby. Although he drew the disadvantageous post position seventeen in the Derby, he quickly moved into contention and with a strong stretch drive, finished second by a neck to the filly, Winning Colors. In the second leg of the U.S. Triple Crown series, the Preakness Stakes, he finished seventh to winner Risen Star.
As a stallion
Retired to stud duty after the 1988 racing season, Forty Niner notably sired Distorted Humor, Coronado's Quest, Ecton Park, and Belmont Stakes winner, Editor's Note. Forty Niner is also the grandsire of Sharp Humor, 2003 Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide, and Japan's, Admire Moon.
He was leading freshman sire in 1992 and third leading sire by U.S. earnings in 1996. His son, End Sweep, gained leading freshman sire honors in 1998.