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Sire Correspondent
Dam Samminiato
Grandsire Khaled
Damsire Dante
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1958
Country United States
Color Dark Bay/Brown
Breeder Liz Whitney Lunn
Owner Jacob Sher
Trainer Harold Young
Record 26: 6-1-3
Earnings US$239,176
Sherluck is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Samminiato by Correspondent. He was born around 1958 in the United States, and was bred by Liz Whitney Lunn.
Major wins

Blue Grass Stakes (1961)
Lawrence Realization Stakes (1961)
Roamer Handicap (1961)

American Classic Race wins:
Belmont Stakes (1961)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Sherluck (foaled 1958 in Virginia) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning the 1961 Belmont Stakes and ending Carry Back's chance to win the U.S. Triple Crown.

Bred by renowned horsewoman, Liz Whitney Lunn, Sherluck was out of the British mare, Samminiato, a daughter of the 1945 Epsom Derby winner, Dante who in turn was a son of the great Nearco. His sire, Correspondent, was a winner of the 1953 Blue Grass Stakes and the 1954 Hollywood Gold Cup. Grandsire, Khaled, was also the sire of U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Swaps.

Conditioned for racing by Harold Young, at age two Sherluck's best result in a major race for his age group was a third place finish in the Pimlico Futurity. At age three, Sherluck's win in the Blue Grass Stakes under future Hall of Fame jockey Braulio Baeza made him a legitimate contender for the Kentucky Derby. Under superstar jockey Eddie Arcaro, he finished fifth to Carry Back in the Derby and under Sam Boulmetis, fifth to Carry Back again in the Preakness Stakes. Going into the Belmont Stakes, Sherluck had won only once in his ten starts that year but, reunited with Braulio Baeza, the colt gave him the first of his three wins in the Belmont with Carry Back finishing seventh in the nine-horse field.

With Braulio Baeza again on board, Sherluck won October's Lawrence Realization Stakes at Belmont Park, beating Carry Back again. The following month jockey Bill Shoemaker rode him to victory in the Roamer Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack.[1]

Retired to stud duty in the United States, Sherluck was not successful and in 1970 was sent to breeders in France and then to Denmark in 1975.



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