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Pet Bully

Pet Bully
Sire Pet Rose
Dam Camelina
Grandsire Peter Hastings
Damsire Bull Dog
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1948
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Danada Farm
Owner Ada L. Rice
Trainer Howard Hoffman
Thomas J. Kelly (1954)
Record 47: 23-4-6
Earnings US$365,702
Summary
Pet Bully is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Camelina by Pet Rose. He was born around 1948 in the United States, and was bred by Danada Farm.
Major wins

Washington's Birthday Handicap (1952)

Hollywood Premiere Handicap (1953)
Inglewood Handicap (1953),
Lakes And Flowers H.andicap (1953)
Phoenix Handicap (1953)
Washington Park Handicap (1954)
Woodward Mile (1954)
Valley Forge Handicap (1954)
Fall Highweight Handicap (1954)
Princeton Handicap (1954)
Wilmington Handicap (1954)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Pet Bully (1948-1971) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse who was the first top quality horse that U.S. Racing Hall of Fame jockey Bill Hartack ever road and who won the inaugural running of the prestigious Woodward Stakes.

Bred by Dan and Ada Rice at their Danada Farm on Old Frankfort Pike near Lexington, Kentucky, Pet Bully raced under Mrs. Rice's name. Trained by Howard Hoffman, Pet Bully raced at age two but broke a bone in his foot which led to him missing his entire three-year-old season. At four, he returned to the track, winning eight of sixteen starts, most notably the Washington's Birthday Handicap at Santa Anita Park in California. [1]

Racing in California in 1953, Bill Shoemaker won three major races aboard Pet Bully at Hollywood Park Racetrack. They captured the Hollywood Premiere Handicap, Inglewood Handicap and the Lakes And Flowers Handicap.

Although the media spotlight in 1954 was on the great Native Dancer, six-year-old Pet Bully ranked as one of the top horses competing in the United States. That year Tommy Kelly took over as head trainer of the Chicago-based Rice stable and designated a promising young jockey named Bill Hartack as the rider for Pet Bully. They won top handicap races in Chicago and New York, including the inaugural running of the then one mile Woodward Stakes, and set a new Bowie Race Track track record for 5½ furlongs of 1:03. 2/5.

Retired to stud duty, Pet Bully met with modest success as a sire.

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