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Jaipur (horse)

Jaipur
Sire Nasrullah
Dam Rare Perfume
Grandsire Nearco
Damsire Eight Thirty
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1959
Country United States
Color Dark Bay
Breeder Erdenheim Farm
Owner George D. Widener, Jr.
Trainer Winbert F. Mulholland
Record 19: 10-6-0
Earnings $618,926
Summary
Jaipur is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Rare Perfume by Nasrullah. He was born around 1959 in the United States, and was bred by Erdenheim Farm.
Major wins

Flash Stakes (1961)
Cowdin Stakes (1961)
Hopeful Stakes (1961)
Gotham Stakes (1962)
Choice Handicap (1962)
Travers Stakes (1962)
Withers Stakes (1962)

American Classic Race wins:
Belmont Stakes (1962)
Awards
U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt (1962)
Honors
Jaipur Stakes at Belmont Park
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on February 20, 2007

Jaipur (foaled 1959 in Kentucky) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse who won the 1962 Belmont Stakes and was voted that year's U.S. Eclipse Award for Outstanding 3-Year-Old Male Horse.

A son of Nasrullah out of the mare Rare Perfume, his damsire was Eight Thirty. He was bred by George D. Widener, Jr.'s Erdenheim Farm.

As a yearling, Jaipur was broken and exercised by soon-to-be jockey, Michael Tornambe, who was the first to ride the colt and learned well under his handling in 1960, along with the care of farm manager, Ralph Delaney.

Trained by future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Bert Mulholland, Jaipur won ten of his nineteen races including the 1962 Belmont, Withers and Travers Stakes ridden by Willie Shoemaker.

One of American Horse Racing's Top 100 Moments

In the 1962 Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course, Jaipur won by a fraction of a nose in track record time over Ridan. Still written and talked about today, the race is listed in the 2006 book Horse Racing's Top 100 Moments written by the staff of Blood-Horse Publications. The race result determined which colt would be named the 1962 U.S. Champion 3-Year-Old Horse.

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