Jump to: navigation, search

Manuel (horse)

Sire Bob Miles
Dam Espanita
Grandsire Pat Malloy
Damsire Alarm
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1896
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder George James Long
Owner 1) George James Long
2) Alfred H. & David H. Morris
3) J. Baker
Trainer Robert J. Walden
Record 21: 4-5-4
Earnings $9,740
Manuel is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Espanita by Bob Miles. He was born around 1896 in the United States, and was bred by George James Long.
Major wins

Prospect Stakes (1898)

American Classic Race wins:
Kentucky Derby (1899)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Manuel (1896-1900) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that won the 1899 Kentucky Derby in what was deemed a very uneventful race.[1] He was foaled in Kentucky and was a bay colt sired by Bob Miles out of the mare Espanita (by the great Alarm). He is related through his grandsire to 1907 Derby winner Pink Star.[2] Manuel was bred by George James Long at his Louisville stud farm, Bashford Manor Stable.[3]

Long retained ownership of Manuel throughout his two-year old season, finally selling him in October 1898 to the Morris brothers for $15,000.[3]

Manuel was sold to J. Baker as a four-year old in October 1900 for $500 at the Morris Park sale.[4] Manuel only raced for two seasons[5] and did not produce any registered offspring.[6] A 1910 Daily Racing Form article states that he died shortly thereafter as a four-year old.[7]


  1. NY Times. May 5, 1899[1]
  2. Manuel Pedigree[2]
  3. John L. O'Connor. History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921. 1921.[3]
  4. NY Times. Oct. 14, 1900.[4]
  5. Jim Bolus,Race for the Roses: 100 years at the Kentucky Derby. Hawthorn Books, Inc. 1974
  6. Manuel Progeny [5]
  7. |Daily Racing Form. "Careers of Kentucky Derby winners." May 19, 1910.


Premier Equine Classifieds


Subscribe to our newsletter and keep abreast of the latest news, articles and information delivered directly to your inbox.

Did You Know?

Modern horse breeds developed in response to a need for "form to function", the necessity to develop certain physical characteristics in order to perform a certain type of work... More...

The Gypsy Cob was originally bred to be a wagon horse and pulled wagons or caravans known as Vardos; a type of covered wagon that people lived in... More...

Archaeological evidence indicates that the Arabian horse bloodline dates back 4,500 years. Throughout history, Arabian horses spread around the world by both war and trade.... More...

That the term "Sporthorse" is a term used to describe a type of horse rather than any particular breed... More...