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Gallant Sir

Gallant Sir
Sire Sir Gallahad III
Dam Sun Spot
Grandsire Teddy
Damsire Omar Khayyam
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1929
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Claiborne Farm
Owner Northway Stable
Trainer E. L. Fitzgerald
Record 42: 16-9-3
Earnings $115,965
Gallant Sir is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Sun Spot by Sir Gallahad III. He was born around 1929 in the United States, and was bred by Claiborne Farm.
Major wins
Latonia Championship Stakes (1932)
Maryland Handicap (1932)
Agua Caliente Handicap (1933, 1934)
Hawthorne Handicap
Detroit Inaugural Handicap
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Gallant Sir (foaled 1929) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse bred by renowned horseman Arthur B. Hancock at his Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky. He was sired by the outstanding American Champion sire, Sir Gallahad III. His dam, Sun Spot, was a daughter of Omar Khayyam, the 1917 Kentucky Derby winner and Co-Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt.

Norman W. Church purchased Gallant Sir and raced him under his Northway Stable. Trainer E. L. "Lying Fitz" Fitzgerald, in the 1932 Kentucky Derby Gallant Sir was ridden by Hall of Fame jockey George Woolf but was never in the race. He broke from the 19th spot and could only manage an eight-place finish, more than a dozen lengths behind winner Burgoo King. After that, though, the colt began to win consistently and by 1933 had won eleven straight races in the American midwest until finishing second to Equipoise in the Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap.

Gallant Sir won two consecutive runnings of the Agua Caliente Handicap; the first as a four-year-old in 1933 when he broke the Agua Caliente track record set by Phar Lap the previous year. He was retired to stud in 1935 but met with limited success as a sire.



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