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Sire Hourless
Dam Star Pal
Grandsire Negofol
Damsire North Star
Gender Gelding
Foaled 1931
Country Canada
Color Dark Bay/Brown
Breeder Col. Sam McLaughlin
Owner Parkwood Stable
Trainer Harry Giddings, Jr.
Record 9: 8-1-0
Earnings $14,605
Horometer is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Star Pal by Hourless. He was born around 1931 in Canada, and was bred by Col. Sam McLaughlin.
Major wins

Goodwood Plate (1933)
Clarendon Stakes (1933)
Coronation Futurity Stakes (1933)
Grey Stakes Handicap (1933)

Canadian Classic Race wins:
Queen's Plate (1934)
Breeders' Stakes (1934)
Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (1976)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on July 15, 2008

Horometer (1931–1935) was a Canadian Hall of Fame Thoroughbred racehorse. Bred and raced by Col. Sam McLaughlin's Parkwood Stable, he was out of the mare Star Pal and sired by Hourless, the 1917 American Co-Champion 3-Yr-Old Male Horse and winner of the Belmont Stakes.

Trained by Canadian Hall of Fame trainer, Harry Giddings, Jr., Horometer was ridden by future Canadian Hall of Fame jockey Frankie Mann throughout his career. Racing at age two, Horometer won all five starts and at age three broke the King's Plate race record by a full second in winning Canada's most prestigious race. In an era when horses often raced once a week or even more often, just four days after Horometer won the King's Plate he claimed victory in the Breeders' Stakes. Three days after that he was sent to the track again and suffered the only loss of his career when he finished second by a nose in the William Hendrie Memorial Handicap. In his final race in June 1934, Horometer won the Canadian Breeders' Handicap at the now defunct Long Branch Racetrack in Toronto but came out of the race with an injury and after apparently recovering, went lame following a training workout.

According to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, in 1935 jockey Frankie Mann said "In those days they weren't able to repair a horse's foot like they can today, so he'd had it. He [Horometer] was a gelding and had no stud value, so they put him down."

On its formation in 1976, Horometer was part of the inaugural class inducted in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.



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