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Ort Wells

Ort wells
Sire King Eric
Dam Tea's Over
Grandsire King Ernest
Damsire Hanover
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1901
Country United States
Color Chestnut
Breeder not found
Owner John A. Drake
Trainer Enoch Wishard
Record 26: 13-3-1
Earnings US$75,450
Ort wells is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Tea's Over by King Eric. He was born around 1901 in the United States, and was bred by not found.
Major wins
Brighton Derby (1904)
Lawrence Realization Stakes (1904)
Commonwealth Handicap (1904)
Tidal Stakes (1904)
Brighton Mile (1905)
American Champion 3-Year-Old Male Horse (1904)
American Champion Older Male Horse
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on June 5, 2010

Ort Wells (foaled 1901) was an American Thoroughbred two-time Champion racehorse. Sired by Withers Stakes winner, King Eric, he was out of the mare Tea's Over, a daughter of U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Hanover. Trained by Enoch Wishard for owner John Drake, Ort Wells was selected the retrospective American Champion Three-Year-Old Male Horse of 1904 and the American Champion Older Male Horse of 1905. [1]

At stud, Ort Wells met with modest succes due in part to the upheaval in the Ameerican racing/breeding industry caused by the New York State Legislature's passage of the Hart-Agnew anti-betting laws that resulted in the closure of horse racing tracks in the state. American Thoroughbred owners soon began racing in Europe and then sending and/or selling their horses to European breeding farms. After standing in Kentucky, in December of 1912 Ort wells was one of a large number of horses sent overseas where he stood at stud in Germany. [2]



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