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Sire Hermence
Dam Katy of the West
Grandsire Isonomy
Damsire Spendthrift
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1899
Country United States
Color Chestnut
Breeder Hiram Berry for H. A. Engman
Owner 2) Henry M. Ziegler
3) L. V. Bell
4) Edward R. Thomas
Trainer John H. McCormack
William Shields (1903 and later)
Record 55: 28-8-6
Earnings $84,155
Hermis is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Katy of the West by Hermence. He was born around 1899 in the United States, and was bred by Hiram Berry for H. A. Engman.
Major wins
Travers Stakes (1902)
Jerome Handicap (1902)
Ocean View Handicap (1902)
Saranac Handicap (1902)
Brighton Cup (1903)
Merchants and Citizens Handicap (1903)
Edgemere Handicap (1903)
Ocean Handicap (1903)
Cup Preliminary Stakes (1903)
Brookdale Handicap (1904)
Suburban Handicap (1904)
Test Handicap (1904)
Islip Handicap (1905)
American Champion 3-Year-Old Male Horse
American Horse of the Year
(1902, 1903)
American Co-Champion Older Male Horse
American Champion Older Male Horse
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Hermis (foaled 1899 in Kentucky) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse twice chosen the American Horse of the Year. Bred by Hiram Berry, H. A. Engman owned his dam, Katy of the West. He was purchased as a two-year-old by Cincinnati theatre man Henry M. Ziegler and would be sold to L. V. Bell who in turn sold him in 1903 to banker, Edward R. Thomas.

Retired to stud duty, on January 3, 1912 the New York Times reported that Hermis had been sold to Edmond Blanc, a prominent French breeder and owner of Haras de Jardy at Marnes-la-Coquette in what is today the western suburbs of Paris. [1]



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