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Hard Tack (horse)

Hard Tack
Sire Man o' War
Dam Tea Biscuit
Damsire Rock Sand
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1926
Country United States
Color Chestnut
Breeder Wheatley Stable
Owner Wheatley Stable
Trainer Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons
Record 15: 3-?-?
Earnings $16,820
Hard Tack is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Tea Biscuit by Man o' War. He was born around 1926 in the United States, and was bred by Wheatley Stable.
Major wins
Saranac Handicap (1928)
Knickerbocker Handicap (1928)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on December 1, 2006

Hard Tack (1926–1947) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse owned and bred by the Wheatley Stable of Gladys Mills Phipps and her brother Ogden L. Mills. Son of the great Man o' War, he showed considerable promise as a racer, but his temper prevented him from achieving success on the track. As an example, on one occasion when the starting gate opened and the horses rushed out, Hard Tack stood perfectly still, refusing to budge.

Retired to stand at stud at Claiborne Farm near Paris, Kentucky, Hard Tack went on to sire the great racer Seabiscuit.



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