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Hidden Treasure

Hidden Treasure
Sire Dark Star
Dam Ratine
Grandsire Royal Gem
Damsire Bahram
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1957
Country Canada
Color Bay
Breeder William R. Beasley
Owner William R. Beasley
Trainer Robert S. Bateman
Record 65: 24-16-6
Earnings $187,734
Summary
Hidden Treasure is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Ratine by Dark Star. He was born around 1957 in Canada, and was bred by William R. Beasley.
Major wins

Display Stakes (1959)
Carleton Stakes (1959)
Summer Stakes (1959)
Kingarvie Stakes (1960)
Toronto Cup Handicap (1960)
Fairbank Handicap (1960)
Bison City Stakes (1960)
Marine Stakes (1960)
Heresy Stakes (1960)
Woodstock Stakes (1960)
Durham Cup Stakes (1961)
Canadian Maturity Stakes (1961)
Connaught Cup Stakes (1961)
Jacques Cartier Stakes (1961, 1962)
Inferno Handicap (1962)
Quebec Stakes (1962)
Fort Erie Handicap (1962)
Canadian Handicap (1963)

Canadian Classic Race wins:
Breeders' Stakes (1960)
Awards
Canadian Horse of the Year (1961)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on May 20, 2010

Hidden Treasure (foaled 1957 in Ontario) is a Canadian Champion Thoroughbred racehorse who was voted Horse of the Year in 1961. Bred and raced by prominent horseman, Bill Beasley, he was sired by the 1953 Kentucky Derby winner, Dark Star. His dam was Ratine, a daughter of the undefeated 1935 English Triple Crown winner, Bahram.

Trained by Robert Bateman, Hidden Treasure won the 1959 Display, Carleton and Summer Stakes and ran second to Victoria Park in the two most important races for Canadian two-year-olds, the Cup and Suaucer and Coronation Futurity Stakes. As a three-year-old, Hidden Treasure won a number of important races but after stepping on a nail, ran fifth in the 1960 Queen's Plate before winning the Breeders' Stakes. Following a year in which Hidden Treasure's wins included the 1961 Durham Cup, Canadian Maturity, Connaught Cup and Jacques Cartier Stakes, the then four-year-old was voted Canadian Horse of the Year honors. At five, Hidden Treasure won the 1962 Fort Erie Handicap while setting a new Fort Erie Rascetrack track record for 6.5 furlongs and at age six won the Canadian Handicap.

Retired to stud duty, Hidden Treasure sired a limited number of horses in a short career. Through his daughter Fiddly Dee he is the damsire of Fiddle Dancer Boy, winner of the 1981 Queen's Plate.

Pedigree of Hidden Treasure
Sire
Dark Star
Royal Gem Dhoti Dastur
Tricky Aunt
French Gem Beau Fils
Fission
Isolde Bull Dog Teddy
Plucky Liege
Fiji Bostonian
O Girl
Dam
Ratine
Bahram Blandford Swynford
Blanche
Friar's Daughter Friar Marcus
Garron Lass
Monel Sir Greysteel Roi Herode
Grania
La Muiron Durbar
Santa Maria

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