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Office Queen

Office Queen
Sire Fair Ruler
Dam Determine Gal
Grandsire Nasrullah
Damsire Determine
Gender Filly
Foaled 1967
Country United States
Color Dark Brown
Breeder Stephen A. Calder
Owner Stephen A. Calder
Trainer Bud Lepman
Record 39: 16-6-8
Earnings $385,690
Office Queen is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Determine Gal by Fair Ruler. She was born around 1967 in the United States, and was bred by Stephen A. Calder.
Major wins
Mother Goose Stakes (1970)
Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (1970)
Cotillion Handicap (1970)
Jasmine Stakes (1970)
Mimosa Stakes (1970)
Betsy Ross Handicap (1970)
American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly (1970)
Office Queen Stakes at Calder Race Course
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Office Queen (foaled 1967 in Florida) was a dark brown American Champion filly racehorse. Owned and bred by Stephen A. Calder, she descended from deep blue blooded grandsires Nasrullah and Nearco.

Racing career

In 1969 at age two, Office Queen won the Mermaid Stakes had a strong second place finish in the Selima Stakes at Laurel Park Racecourse and a third in the Gardenia Stakes at Ellis Park[1].

In 1970 at age three, Office Queen reeled off nine stakes wins including big victories in the Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park and the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico Racecourse. She also won the Cotillion Handicap, the Mimosa Stakes, the Jasmine Stakes, Post-Deb Stakes and the Betsy Ross Handicap during her same sophomore year. She also had stakes placing with second place finishes in the Delaware Oaks, the Florida Breeders' Handicap (Carl G. Rose Memorial) and the Comely Stakes at Aqueduct as well as third place finishes in the Matchmaker Stakes, the Monmouth Oaks and the Alabama Stakes at Saratoga Race Course[2].

Office Queen was a unanimous Champion Three Year Old Filly in 1970 winning the voting from both the Daily Racing Form and the TRA polls in the very last year that champions were voted on separately.

In Retirement

Office Queen in her retirement has had a stakes race named in her honor, the $100,000 Office Queen Stakes run in early June each year at Calder Racecourse. After retirement Office Queen was sold to Marylander Joseph M. O'Farrell, who became one of the pioneers of Central Florida stud farms and considered one of the founding fathers of Ocala, Florida'a horse business. As Ocala Stud Farm's General Manager, O'Farrell, began his operation with broodmares Office Queen and My Dear Girl and the stallion Rough'n Tumbles from Maryland. Having such good foundation stock leading the way helped O'Farrell turn the annual auction of state-bred two-year olds at Hialeah from a local affair to a nationally important market]][3]. As a broodmare, Office Queen produced several winners including Crème Parfait with sire Bold Bidder. She was also the granddam of Champion Moscow Burning[4].


  1. Pedigree Online, Thoroughbred Profiles
  2. Pedigree Online, Thoroughbred Profiles
  3. Legacies of the Turf : A Century of Great Thoroughbred Breeders, 2003, By Edward L. Bowen
  4. Tranquilty Farm, Thoroughbred Retirement, Retraining and Adoption web site


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