Hurry to Market
|Hurry to Market|
|Owner||Roger Wilson & Mrs. T. P. Hull, Jr.|
|Hurry to Market is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Hasty Girl by To Market. He was born around 1961 in the United States, and was bred by Louise Clements.|
|Garden State Stakes (1963)|
|American Co-Champion Two-Year-Old Colt (1963)|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
Hurry to Market (foaled 1961 in Kentucky) was an American Champion Thoroughbred racehorse. Bred by Louise Clements, he was out of Hasty Girl, a daughter of two-time Leading sire in North America, Princequillo. His sire was To Market, a multiple top stakes race winner who set several track records and whose sire, Market Wise, was the 1943 American Co-Champion Older Male Horse.
Hurry to Market was purchased at the Keeneland Sales by New Orleans oilman and Fair Grounds Hall of Fame inductee Roger Wilson and the daughter of his business partner, Mrs. T. P. Hull, Jr. Trained by former jockey David Erb, his strong juvenile season was capped off in a major race for two-year-olds in mid-November when he easily defeated Roman Brother in winning the Garden State Stakes. Never finishing worse than third, Hurry to Market's performances in 1963 saw him share American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt honors with Raise a Native.
Going into the 1964 racing season, Hurry to Market was rated at 125 pounds on the Experimental Free Handicap, ahead of Northern Dancer who was assigned 123 pounds. With Raise a Native retired due to injury, Hurry to Market was the early favorite for the Kentucky Derby. However, in January 1964 the colt sustained a quarter crack in his right hind hoof that would end his racing career.
Retired to stud duty, Hurry to Market met with limited success but did sire multiple stakes winner, A Letter to Harry.