|Breeder||Blanche P. Levy & Murphy Stable|
|Owner||Robert P. Levy|
|Trainer||Warren A. Croll, Jr.|
|Housebuster is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Big Dreams by Mt. Livermore. He was born around 1987 in the United States, and was bred by Blanche P. Levy & Murphy Stable.|
Morven Stakes (1989)|
Hutcheson Stakes (1990)
Jerome Handicap (1990)
Withers Stakes (1990)
Hutchison Stakes (1990)
Layfayette Stakes (1990)
Derby Trial (1990)
King's Bishop Stakes (1990)
Spectacular Bid Stakes (1990)
Swale Stakes (1990)
Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes (1991)
Carter Handicap (1991)
Vosburgh Stakes (1991)
Forego Handicap (1991)
|U.S. Outstanding Sprint Horse (1990 & 1991)|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on August 26, 2007|
Bred by Blanche P. Levy and owned by her son, Robert, Housebuster was originally trained by Ronald Benshoff before being turned over to "Jimmy" Croll. From the outset he was trained as a sprinter, with no race longer than a mile.
Housebuster won 15 of his lifetime 22 starts and normally liked to win them by wide margins. He won the Jerome Handicap by 13 lengths, the Grade III Layfayette Stakes by 11, and the "DeFrancis Dash" by 5, beating Breeder's Cup Sprint champ, Safely Kept.
His outstanding record and ease in winning made him the U.S. Outstanding Sprint Horse for 1990 and again in 1991, the first horse to do that since Great Above's dam, Ta Wee, in 1969-70.
Retired due to an injury in the 1991 Breeder's Cup Sprint, Housebuster was originally sent in 1992 to Jonabell Farm to stand at stud and sired several good runners. However, as his fee dropped, he was sold and sent to Japan in 1998.
He returned to the U.S. in 2001 and stood at The Blue Ridge Farm in Virginia from 2002-2004 until being moved to O'Sullivan Farms in West Virginia in 2005. He died there on May 15, 2005.