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Sly Fox (horse)

Sly Fox
Sire Silver Fox
Dam Asteria
Grandsire St. Blaise
Damsire Kantaka
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1895
Country United States
Color Chestnut
Breeder Bowling Brook Stud
Owner Charles F. Dwyer
Trainer Hardy Campbell, Jr.
Record Not found
Earnings Not found
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.
Major wins

Broadway Stakes
Cortona Handicap
Arverne Handicap
Poncantico Stakes
Van Cortlandt Handicap

American Classic Race wins:
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.



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