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Lookout (horse)

Sire Troubadour
Dam Christina
Grandsire Lisbon
Damsire King Alfonso
Gender Stallion, eventually Gelding
Foaled 1890
Country United States
Color Chestnut
Breeder Scoggan Brothers
Owner 1) Cushing & Orth
2) Joseph E. Seagram
Trainer William McDaniel
Record 66: 17-12-5
Earnings $17,350
Lookout is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Christina by Troubadour. He was born around 1890 in the United States, and was bred by Scoggan Brothers.
Major wins

Minneapolis Stakes (1892)
Gibson Stakes (1893)
Annual Stakes (1893)
Coney Island Highweight Handicap (1895)

American Classic Race wins:
Kentucky Derby (1893)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Lookout (foaled 1890 in Kentucky) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that is best known for winning the 1893 Kentucky Derby, with runners up Plutus and Lookout's ill-tempered stablemate, Boundless, struggling for second place.

Lookout was a chestnut colt with full (up to the knee and hock joints) white stockings on three of his legs. Secretariat, incidentally, was similarly marked on the same three legs. Lookout's sire, Troubadour, was the 1886 Suburban Handicap winner, while his damsire, King Alfonso, was a successful flat-racer and sire.[1]

Kentucky Derby

The nineteenth Derby was run on a sunny, clear day with a field of six horses.[2] A crowd of 10,000 spectators looked on in one of the biggest turnouts since the race's founding in 1875.[3] J. Cushing and J. Orth had entered two of their horses in the Derby, with the other being the notoriously difficult start Boundless. Lookout was ridden by Edward Kunze and Boundless had R. Williams as his jockey. Lookout was the leader throughout the race, being continually pulled back by Kunze, and won the race by 5 lengths.[3] Plutus, Boundless and Buck McCann (son of 1884 winner Buchanan) spent the remainder of the race struggling for second place.

Later Career

Lookout was gelded[4] and was sold to Canadian Joseph E. Seagram, founder of the Seagram Distillery and a major Thoroughbred owner/breeder. The last record of him racing was in a September 1896 race where he finished last.[5] Lookout is rumored to have been killed in 1896 or 1897 while participating in a steeplechase.[1]


  1. Lookout Pedigree[1]
  2. Jim Bolus,Run for the Roses: 100 years at the Kentucky Derby. Hawthorn Books Inc. 1974
  3. NY Times. May 11, 1893[2]
  4. |Daily Racing Form. "Careers of Kentucky Derby winners." May 19, 1910.
  5. NY Times. Sept. 6, 1896[3]


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