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Personality (horse)

Personality
Sire Hail To Reason
Dam Affectionately
Grandsire Turn-To
Damsire Swaps
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1967
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Bieber-Jacobs Stable
Owner Ethel D. Jacobs
Trainer John W. Jacobs
Record 25: 8-4-2
Earnings US$462,603
Summary
Personality is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Affectionately by Hail To Reason. He was born around 1967 in the United States, and was bred by Bieber-Jacobs Stable.
Major wins

Wood Memorial Stakes (1970)
Jersey Derby (1970)
Jim Dandy Stakes (1970)
Woodward Stakes (1970)

American Classic Race wins:
Preakness Stakes (1970)
Awards
American Champion 3-Year-Old Male Horse (1970)
American Horse of the Year (1970)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Personality (1967-1990) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse who was voted 1970 American Horse of the Year honors. He was bred by the partnership of Isidor Bieber and owner/trainer Hirsch Jacobs. Sired by Hail To Reason, the 1960 American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt, Personality's dam was U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Affectionately, a daughter of another Hall of Fame inductee, Swaps.

Personality was raced in the salmon pink-and-green silks of Hirsch Jacobs' wife, Ethel. However, the Hall of Fame trainer died on February 23, 1970 and did not see his three-year-old colt's success that year. Son John took over the race conditioning of Personality and three-year-old stablemate High Echelon. Going into the 1970 U.S. Triple Crown series, Personality was made the second choice by bettors for the Kentucky Derby after winning an allowance race and then the important Wood Memorial Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack. Ridden by Eddie Belmonte, Personality finished eighth to Dust Commander in the Derby but came back to win the Preakness Stakes. Two weeks later, he won the Jersey Derby, a race at Monmouth Park which at the time was used as a warm-up for the final leg of the Triple Crown. However, Personality developed a fever and his handlers chose not to run him in the Belmont Stakes. Stablemate High Echelon did run, and won.

Personality did not return to racing until July 25, 1970, when he ran second in a field of older horses at Aqueduct Racetrack. On August 14, he won the Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga Race Course and finished second in the September 21 Stymie Handicap at Belmont Park. On October 4, 1970, Personality beat older horses in the Woodward Stakes to clinch American Horse of the Year honors.

Raced at age four, Personality's best result in top races was a second in the Excelsior Handicap and a third in the Paumonok Handicap.

Retired to stud duty, Personality met with very limited success as a sire and in 1979 was sold to a Japanese breeding operation, where he died on November 20, 1990 at age twenty-three.

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