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Judge Himes

Judge Himes
Sire Esher
Dam Lullaby
Grandsire Claremont
Damsire Longfellow
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1900
Country United States
Color Chestnut
Breeder Johnson N. Camden
Owner 1) Charles R. Ellison
2) Phill Chin
Trainer John P. Mayberry
Record 104: 18-14-22
Earnings $27,995
Judge Himes is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Lullaby by Esher. He was born around 1900 in the United States, and was bred by Johnson N. Camden.
Major wins

Hawthorne Handicap (1903)
Oak Park Handicap (1903)
Endurance Handicap (1903)
Whirlpool Stakes (1905)

American Classic Race wins:
Kentucky Derby (1903)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Judge Himes (1900–?) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that was foaled in Kentucky and was the winner of the 1903 Kentucky Derby. Judge Himes was a chestnut colt sired by imported Esher out of the mare Lullaby (by the great racer Longfellow).[1] He was breed at Hartland Stud in Kentucky and was bought by Charles Ellison in September 1901 for $1,700.[2]

Judge Himes also won the Chicago Hawthorne Handicap, Whirlpool Stakes and Oak Park Handicap[3] and raced until he was five years old.[1] Judge Himes was sold in New Orleans to turfman Phill Chin in March 1906 for use as a breeding stallion[4] but did not produce any notable offspring.


  1. Jim Bolus, Run for the Roses: 100 years at the Kentucky Derby. Hawthorn Books, Inc. 1974.
  2. NY Times. Sept. 1, 1901
  3. Judge Himes Pedigree
  4. Los Angeles Herald. "Fairgrounds Results." March 10, 1906.


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