Sly Fox (horse)
|Breeder||Bowling Brook Stud|
|Owner||Charles F. Dwyer|
|Trainer||Hardy Campbell, Jr.|
|Sly Fox is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Asteria by Silver Fox. He was born around 1895 in the United States, and was bred by Bowling Brook Stud.|
Preakness Stakes (1898)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
Sly Fox (foaled 1895 in Maryland) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning the 1898 Preakness Stakes. He was bred by U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Wyndham Walden at his Bowling Brook Stud in Middleburg, Maryland. A son of Silver Fox, whose English sire was the 1883 Epsom Derby winner, St. Blaise, he was out of the mare, Asteria.
Sly Fox was owned and raced by Charles Dwyer, the eldest son of prominent New York City horseman, Mike Dwyer. Trained by Hardy Campbell, Jr., the colt won several races but is remembered for his win of an American Classic in the pre-U.S. Triple Crown era. Sly Fox won the 1898 Preakness Stakes in a year when the race was hosted by the Gravesend Race Track in Gravesend, Brooklyn, New York. Sly Fox won by three lengths under jockey Willie Simms who remains the only African-American to ever win the Preakness Stakes.