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Gallant Fox

Gallant Fox
Sire Sir Gallahad III
Dam Marguerite
Grandsire Teddy
Damsire Celt
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1927
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Belair Stud
Owner Belair Stud. Silks: White, Red Dots, Red Cap
Trainer Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons
Record 17: 11-3-2
Earnings $572,417
Gallant Fox is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Marguerite by Sir Gallahad III. He was born around 1927 in the United States, and was bred by Belair Stud.
Major wins
Flash Stakes (1929)
Cowdin Stakes (1929)
Wood Memorial Stakes (1930)
Kentucky Derby (1930)
Preakness Stakes (1930)
Belmont Stakes (1930)
Jockey Club Gold Cup (1930)
Dwyer Stakes (1930)
Arlington Classic (1930)
Lawrence Realization Stakes (1930)
Saratoga Cup (1930)
2nd U.S. Triple Crown Champion
U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt (1930)
United States Horse of the Year (1930)
United States Racing Hall of Fame (1957)
#28 - Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century
Gallant Fox Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on December 29, 2007

Gallant Fox (March 23, 1927 - November 13, 1954) was a United States Thoroughbred horseracing champion.

Foaled at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky by Sir Gallahad III out of the mare Marguerite, Gallant Fox was a bay colt who became the second horse to win the U.S. Triple Crown.

Owned by the Belair Stud of Collington, Maryland, Gallant Fox was ridden by Earl Sande and trained by Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons. After a mediocre campaign as a two-year-old, he was a winner at three in 9 out of 10 races; among them the 1930 Lawrence Realization Stakes, the Wood Memorial Stakes and the Triple Crown races: the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. He also won the Jockey Club Gold Cup. His only loss that year was to a 100 to 1 shot, Jim Dandy, in the Travers Stakes.

Gallant Fox was retired to stud after the 1930 racing season and stood at stud for 22 years. Among his progeny were 1935 Triple Crown winner Omaha and Granville, Horse of the Year. As well, he sired Flares who in 1938 became only the second American-bred to ever win England's Ascot Gold Cup.

Gallant Fox was first US Triple Crown winner to sire a second generation Triple Crown champion when his foal Omaha won the US Triple Crown in 1935. Fifty eight years later, in 1993, Affirmed became the second when one of Affirmed's foals, Peteski, won the Canadian Triple Crown.

Gallant Fox died on November 13, 1953, and was buried at Claiborne Farm. In 1957, he was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. The The Blood-Horse magazine ranking of the top 100 U.S. thoroughbred champions of the 20th Century listed Gallant Fox at #28.


Pedigree of Gallant Fox
Sir Gallahad
Teddy Ajax Flying Fox
Rondeau Bay Ronald
Plucky Liege Spearmint Carbine
Maid of the Mint
Concertina St. Simon
Comic Song
Celt Commando Domino
Emma C.
Maid of Erin Amphion
Fairy Ray Radium Bend Or
Seraph St. Frusquin
St. Marina



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