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My Dear III

My Dear
Sire King James
Dam Bettie Landon
Grandsire Plaudit
Damsire Mantone
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1917
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder H. Rozier Dulany
Owner 1) H. Rozier Dulany
2) G. W. Forman (11/1919)
2) Fred Musante (1920)
Trainer 1) J. Brooks
2) W. Short
3) Fred Musante
Record 95: 23-21-18
Earnings US$89,974
My Dear is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Bettie Landon by King James. He was born around 1917 in the United States, and was bred by H. Rozier Dulany.
Major wins
Chesapeake Purse (1919)
Mahubah Purse (1920)
Toronto Cup Handicap (1921)
National Handicap (1921)
Hamilton Cup (1921, 1923)
Ontario Jockey Club Cup (1923)
Bowie Handicap (1923)
Toronto Autumn Cup (1923)
American Champion Older Female Horse (1921)
My Dear Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

My Dear (foaled 1917 in Virginia) was an American Thoroughbred Champion Filly racehorse.

Bred by H. Rozier Dulany of Upperville, Virginia, she was out of the mare Bettie Landon and sired by King James, the 1909 retrospective American Champion Older Male Horse. My Dear was a full sister to Admiral Cary T. Grayson's very good colt, My Own.

At age two, My Dear raced and won in Maryland for H. Rozier Dulany but was sold to G. W. Forman in November of that year. Forman won a race with her but then sold her to trainer Fred Musante who began racing her at age three at Bowie Race Track. [1] The filly went on to an outstanding career, enjoying her greatest successes at Old Woodbine Race Course in Toronto, Canada where since 1941 the My Dear Stakes has been raced in her honor.

My Dear regularly competed against male horses. In 1921 she defeated her male counterparts in the Toronto Cup Handicap, the National Handicap, and the Hamilton Cup, plus for the second straight year, she ran second in the Toronto Autumn Cup to U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Exterminator. Her performances earned her retrospective 1921 American Champion Older Female Horse honors. In 1922, My Dear did not earn a major race win but came back in 1923, winning the Toronto Autumn Cup, her second Hamilton Cup, the Ontario Jockey Club Cup, and in Maryland, the Bowie Handicap, all against male horses.

In November of 1923, My Dear broke a bone in her leg that ended her racing career. [2] [3]

Pedigree of My Dear
King James
Plaudit Himyar Alarm
Cinderella Tomahawk
Unsightly Pursebearer Scottish Chief
Hira Villa Himyar
Bettie Landon
Mentone Star Ruby Hampton
Madrid Billet
Laura Davis Cherrystone King Bolt
Scotia Waverly



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