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Miss Request

Miss Request
Sire Requested
Dam Throttle Wide
Grandsire Questionnaire
Damsire Flying Heels
Gender Filly
Foaled 1945
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Ben F. Whitaker
Owner Mrs. Ben F. Whitaker
Trainer James P. Conway
Record 56: 12-6-5
Earnings US$202,730
Miss Request is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Throttle Wide by Requested. She was born around 1945 in the United States, and was bred by Ben F. Whitaker.
Major wins
Delaware Oaks, (1948)
Busher Handicap (1948)
Ladies Handicap (1948)
Empire City Handicap (1948)
Beldame Handicap (1949)
American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly (1948)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Miss Request (foaled 1945 in Kentucky) was an American Champion Thoroughbred filly racehorse. Bred by Dallas, Texas businessman Ben Whitaker and raced under his wife's name, his sire was Requested, a good runner who won the 1942 Wood Memorial Stakes. Dam, Throttle Wide, was the daughter of another good runner, Flying Heels, whose wins included the 1930 Manhattan Handicap and the 1930 and 1931 editions of the Carter Handicap.

Trained by future Hall of Fame inductee Jimmy Conway, at age three Miss Request won the Delaware Oaks, [1] the Busher Handicap at Belmont Park then after defeating the great Gallorette to win the Ladies Handicap in September, she defeated colts in the October 9, 1948 Empire City Handicap to clinch American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly honors. [2]

Racing at age four, Miss Request earned her most important win of 1949 in the Beldame Handicap. In other major races, she finished second in the Ladies Handicap. Competing against males, she ran third in the New Orleans Handicap to stablemate My Request, and in the two-mile long Jockey Club Gold Cup, she finished a very solid third behind winner Ponder. [3] Miss Request returned to racing at age five, but without success.

As a broodmare, Miss Request produced seven foals, of which six raced with limited success.



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