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Market Wise

Market Wise
Sire Brokers Tip
Dam On Hand
Grandsire Black Toney
Damsire On Watch
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1938
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Cary T. Grayson
Owner Louis Tufano
Trainer George W. Carroll
Record 53: 19-7-10
Earnings US$222,140
Market Wise is a thoroughbred racehorse out of On Hand by Brokers Tip. He was born around 1938 in the United States, and was bred by Cary T. Grayson.
Major wins
Wood Memorial (1941)
Jockey Club Gold Cup (1941)
Gallant Fox Handicap (1941)
Governor Bowie Handicap (1941)
Edgemere Handicap (1941)
Pimlico Special (1941)
McLennan Handicap (1942)
Suburban Handicap (1942)
Narragansett Special (1943)
Massachusetts Handicap (1943)
American Co-Champion Older Male Horse (1943)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Market Wise (foaled 1938 in Virginia) was an American Champion Thoroughbred racehorse. Bred by Cary T. Grayson, his dam was On Hand, and his sire was the 1933 Kentucky Derby winner, Brokers Tip. He was purchased by New York contractor Louis Tufano for a meager $1,000. [1]



Trained by George W. Carroll, Market Wise raced in 1940 at age two with little success. Going into the April 26, 1941 Wood Memorial Stakes, the then three-year-old had earned only $4,975 but he upset the favorite King Cole to win the Wood with a powerful come from behind stretch drive. [2] Flush with over $16,000 in winnings from the race, owner Louis Tufano hired a private railcar to transport his horse to Louisville, Kentucky to run in the Derby. [3] Market Wise ran third to winner Whirlaway in the 1941 Kentucky Derby and second to him in the Dwyer Stakes. However, Market Wise had a terrific 1941 campaign, later defeating Whirlaway in the 1941 Jockey Club Gold Cup while setting a new American record for two miles. The colt went on to win the Gallant Fox Handicap and on September 6th set a new Aqueduct Racetrack track record in winning the 1⅛ mile Edgemere Handicap. On October 30, 1941 Market Wise earned his most important win of the year when he won the Pimlico Special under regular jockey Wendell Eads. Two weeks later on the same Pimlico Race Course he won the one and five eights mile Governor Bowie Handicap in track record time. [4] In the balloting for 1941 American Champion Three-Year-Old Male Horse honors, Market Wise finished second to U.S. Triple Crown winner, Whirlaway.


Sent to Florida for the 1941-1942 winter season, Market Wise finished fourth in the January 1942 Kendall Purse, a race at just seven furlongs that was too short for him. Hampered by a foot injury, he then third in the Hialeah Stakes. However, the now four-year-old came back strong in February of 1942 to beat a top field in winning the important McLennan Handicap at Hialeah Park Race Track. [5] He won again a week later on February 29 and then finished off the board after being made the heavy favorite in the March 8th Widener Challenge Cup Handicap, the most important race for older horses during the Florida winter season. [6]

Returning north for the summer racing season, Market Wise defeated Whirlaway in the 1942 Suburban Handicap.

1943 Championship year

Market Wise raced at age five in 1943. En route to be voted American Co-Champion Older Male Horse, his most important wins came in the Massachusetts Handicap and the Narragansett Special.

As a sire

Retired to stud, Market Wise met with modest success as a stallion. In addition to multiple stakes winner, Wise Margin, he sired the very speedy To Market, a colt who in 1952 set two track records for 1¼ miles with a time of 2:01.40 in both the Massachusetts Handicap at Suffolk Downs in Boston and the Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap at Hawthorne Race Course in Chicago. To Market sired Hurry to Market, the 1963 American Co-Champion Two-Year-Old Colt.

Pedigree of Market Wise
Brokers Tip
Black Toney Peter Pan Commando
Belgravia Ben Brush
Bonnie Gal
Forteresse Sardanapale Prestige
Guerriere Ossian
On Hand
On Watch Colin Commando
Rubia Granda Greenan
The Great Ruby
Kippy Broomstick Ben Brush
Seamstress Star Shoot
Busy Maid



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