|Breeder||Hal Price Headley|
|Owner||Hal Price Headley|
|Trainer||Duval A. Headley|
|Menow is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Alcibiades by Pharamond. He was born around 1935 in the United States, and was bred by Hal Price Headley.|
Champagne Stakes (1937)|
Belmont Futurity Stakes (1937)
Withers Stakes (1938)
Massachusetts Handicap (1938)
Potomac Handicap (1938)
|American Champion Two-Year-Old Male Horse (1937)|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
Bred and raced by Hal Price Headley, Menow was foaled on May 19th, late in the year for a Thoroughbred racehorse. His dam was Headley's great runner Alcibiades, who was the U.S. Champion two-year-old filly of 1929 and the Champion three-year-old filly of 1930.
Menow's English-born sire, Pharamond, was owned and raced by Lord Derby, who sold him in 1928 to an American syndicate led by Hal Price Headley. He was registered in the United States as Pharamond II. Headley brought him to stand at stud at his Beaumont Farm in Lexington Kentucky.
Trained by Hal Price Headley's nephew, Duval, at age two the colt won the 1937 Champagne Stakes and set a world record for six-and-one-half furlongs on a straight dirt course in winning the Belmont Futurity Stakes. Menow's 1937 performances earned him American Champion Two-Year-Old Male Horse honors.
Racing at age three in 1938, in the U.S. Triple Crown series, the distances proved a little too long for Menow in such a short span of time. He finished third in the Kentucky Derby to Lawrin and third to Dauber in the Preakness Stakes. His handlers then chose to skip the much longer Belmont Stakes. That year, Menow won the mile-and-an-eighth Massachusetts Handicap, in which he defeated 1937 Triple Crown champion War Admiral. His other wins included the one mile Withers Stakes at New York's Aqueduct Racetrack, and the mile-and-a-sixteenth Potomac Handicap at Havre de Grace Racetrack in Havre de Grace, Maryland. Menow ended his career having bowed in both forelegs while finishing third to Seabiscuit in the Havre de Grace Handicap.
As a sire
Retired to stand at stud for the 1939 season at his owner's Beaumont Farm in Kentucky, Menow proved a successful sire, getting thirty-two stakes winners including:
- Askmenow (b. 1940) - American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly (1942). Won Selima Stakes, Pimlico Oaks, Arlington Matron Handicap and defeated colts in the 1943 American Derby
Menow was also the damsire of High Voltage, the 1954 American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly.
Menow died at age twenty-nine in 1964 and is buried at Mill Ridge Farm in Lexington. Built on a parcel from Beaumont Farm, Mill Ridge is owned by Hal Price Headley's daughter Alice Headley Chandler and her husband, John.