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Harold (horse)

Sire Leamington
Dam Maggie B. B.
Grandsire Faugh-a-Ballagh
Damsire Australian
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1876
Country United States
Color Chestnut
Breeder Aristides Welch
Owner George L. Lorillard
Trainer R. Wyndham Walden
Record Not found
Earnings Not found
Harold is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Maggie B. B. by Leamington. He was born around 1876 in the United States, and was bred by Aristides Welch.
Major wins

Flash Stakes (1878)
Saratoga Stakes (1878)
July Stakes (1878)

American Classic Race wins:
Preakness Stakes (1879)
American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt (1878)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Harold (foaled 1876 in Pennsylvania) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse. He was bred by Aristides Welch who owned both his sire and his dam. Sired by Leamington, a four-time Leading sire in North America, he was out of the great mare, Maggie B. B. who produced two other Classic winners: Iroquois, a full brother to Harold who became the first American-bred horse to ever win England's renowned Epsom Derby, plus the colt Panique by Alarm who won the 1884 Belmont Stakes.

Harold was acquired by the prominent New York stable owner, George L. Lorillard. He entrusted his race conditioning to future U.S. racing Hall of Fame trainer R. W. Walden who would call Harold the best horse he had ever trained

Racing at age two, Harold won important races in 1878 and is regarded historically as the American Champion Two-Year-Old Male Horse. At age three, he won an American Classic, the Preakness Stakes, but in the ensuing Withers Stakes he suffered a ruptured blood vessel from which he never fully recovered and won only one more race before being retired to stud. [1]

Harold died after serving just one full season at stud.



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