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My Juliet

My Juliet
Sire Gallant Romeo
Dam My Bupers
Grandsire Gallant Man
Damsire Bupers
Gender Filly
Foaled 1972
Country United States
Color Dark Bay/Brown
Breeder J. R. Bettersworth
Owner George Weasel, Jr.
Trainer 1) Leland G. Ripley,
2) Eugene Euster
Record 36: 24-4-2
Earnings US$548,859
My Juliet is a thoroughbred racehorse out of My Bupers by Gallant Romeo. She was born around 1972 in the United States, and was bred by J. R. Bettersworth.
Major wins
Pocahontas Stakes (1974)
Anne Arundel Stakes (1975)
Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (1975)
Cotillion Handicap (1975)
Dogwood Stakes (1975)
Next Move Handicap (1975)
Test Stakes (1975)
Ta Wee Handicap (1976)
Vagrancy Handicap (1976)
Vosburgh Handicap (1976)
Las Flores Handicap (1977)
Michigan Mile And One-Eighth Handicap (1977)
Neshaminy Handicap (1977)
Endine Stakes (1977)
American Champion Sprint Horse (1976)
My Juliet Stakes at Philadelphia Park Racetrack
My Juliet Café in the Picnic Grove at
Philadelphia Park Racetrack
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

My Juliet (1972-2001) was an American Thoroughbred Champion racehorse who defeated both male and female competitors. Bred in Kentucky, she was out of the mare, My Bupers. Her sire was Gallant Romeo, the multiple stakes winning son of U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Gallant Man. Gallant Romeo also sired Gallant Bob who earned 1975 Champion Sprint Horse honors.

My Juliet was initially trained by Leland Ripley until Eugene Euster took over during her three-year-old season. Both raced her from a base at Keystone Racetrack (now known as Philadelphia Park Racetrack). She began her career in racing as a two-year-old in 1974, making her debut at Fonner Park in Grand Island, Nebraska. She went on that year to earn her first important win in the Pocahontas Stakes. As a three-year-old in 1975, she won the then Grade 1 Cotillion Handicap at and ended the year winning nine of fifteen starts and established herself as one of the top sprinters of either sex racing in the United States. [1]

In early May of 1976, four-year-old My Juliet suffered a fracture to her left foreleg while winning the Vagrancy Handicap for fillies and mares at New York's Belmont Park. Out of racing for more than five months, she came back to beat Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes winner Bold Forbes and other males in winning the Vosburgh Stakes, also at Belmont Park. [2] At a time when there was only one Eclipse Award for horses of either sex in the Sprint category, My Juliet was voted the American Champion Sprint Horse of 1976.

My Juliet returned to race at age five. She began her campaign on January 1 in California with a win against a field of females in the Las Flores Handicap at Santa Anita Park. [3] She went on to win the 1977 Endine Stakes at Delaware Park, again against a field of females, plus defeated males in winning both the Neshaminy Handicap at Keystone Racetrack and in the Michigan Mile And One-Eighth Handicap at Detroit Race Course.

My Juliet retired a winner of twenty-four races, of which seventeen were stakes. As a broodmare in Kentucky, she notably produced two daughters by U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Alydar who met with racing success:

My Juliet died at age twenty-nine in November of 2001. [4] She raced for most of her career from a base at Philadelphia Park Racetrack (formerly known as Keystone Racetrack). In 1979, the track created the My Juliet Stakes and built the My Juliet Café in the Picnic Grove in her honor.

Pedigree of My Juliet
Gallant Romeo
Gallant Man Migoli Bois Roussel
Mah Iran
Majideh Mahmoud
Juliet's Nurse Count Fleet Reigh Count
Nursemaid Luke McLuke
Wonderful One
My Bupers
Bupers Double Jay Balladier
Busanda War Admiral
Princess Revoked Revoked Blue Larkspur
Gala Belle
Miss Muffet Challedon
Bona Via



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