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Intentionally (horse)

Intentionally
Sire Intent
Dam My Recipe
Grandsire War Relic
Damsire Discovery
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1956
Country United States
Color Black
Breeder Brookfield Farm
Owner Brookfield Farm
Trainer Edward I. Kelly, Sr.
John A. Nerud
Record 34: 18-7-2
Earnings US$652,259
Summary
Intentionally is a thoroughbred racehorse out of My Recipe by Intent. He was born around 1956 in the United States, and was bred by Brookfield Farm.
Major wins
Futurity Stakes (1958)
Pimlico Futurity (1958)
Tyro Stakes (1958)
Withers Stakes (1959)
Warren Wright Memorial Stakes (1959)
Jerome Handicap (1959)
Delaware Valley Handicap (1959)
Toboggan Handicap (1960)
Equipoise Mile Handicap (1960)
Sport Page Handicap (1961)
Quaker City Handicap (1961)
Palm Beach Handicap (1962)
Seminole Handicap (1962)
Awards
American Champion Sprint Horse (1959)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Intentionally (April 2, 1956 - January 15, 1970) was an American Champion Thoroughbred racehorse and an important foundation sire for the Florida breeding industry. Foaled at Wolf Run Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, he was bred and raced by Baltimore, Maryland clothing manufacturer Harry Isaacs' Brookfield Farm. His sire, Intent, won back-to-back runnings of the San Juan Capistrano Handicap. Grandsire, War Relic, was a son of the legendary U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Man o' War. His dam was My Recipe, a daughter of another Hall of Fame inductee, Discovery.

Intentionally was conditioned for racing by Brookfield Farm's long-time trainer, Eddie Kelly. At age two in 1958 Intentionally's wins included two of the most important East Coast races for juveniles. First, under jockey Bill Shoemaker he won the Futurity Stakes at New York's Aqueduct Racetrack in near track record time, defeating Christopher Chenery's previously undefeated colt First Landing. [1] Then, in November he won the Pimlico Futurity at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course. In the Champagne Stakes, he ran second to First Landing and at year's end First Landing was voted American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt and given top rating of 128 pounds in Frank E. Kilroe's Experimental Free Handicap weights.

At age three, Intentionally developed into the top sprint horse in North America. In early April he won his first start at Jamaica Racetrack by 6½ lengths but then ran fourth to longshot winner Manassa Mauler in the Wood Memorial Stakes. [2]. Following this loss, Intentionally's handlers withdrew him from the U.S. Triple Crown series. The colt went on to win important races in 1959 such as the Withers Stakes and the Jerome Handicap. In winning the Warren Wright Memorial Stakes at Chicago's Washington Park Race Track, Intentionally set a new track record and equaled the world record for 8 furlongs with a time of 1:33.20. [3] He was voted 1959 American Champion Sprint Horse.

A leg ailment resulted in Intentionally not starting his 1960 four-year-old campaign until June 29 but for the year he came back to earn wins in the Toboggan Handicap and Equipoise Mile Handicap.

Owner Harry Isaacs raced Intentionally at age five but in the fall of 1961 sold him to a syndicate headed by William L. McKnight of Tartan Farm near Ocala, Florida. The horse's training was then turned over to John Nerud. Intentionally raced at age six, notably winning the 1962 Palm Beach and Seminole Handicaps before being retired to stand at stud at McKnight's Tartan Farm.

Intentionally became a stallion of considerable import in the development of the Florida breeding industry. Among his offspring, he sired:

Intentionally died of a heart attack in 1970 at Tartan Farms and is buried there in the portion that is now Winding Oaks Farm.

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