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Spokane (horse)

Sire Hyder Ali
Dam Interpose
Grandsire Leamington
Damsire Intruder
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1886
Country United States
Color Chestnut
Breeder Noah Armstrong
Owner Noah Armstrong
Trainer John Rodegap
Record 17: 5-4-2
Earnings $26,805.00
Spokane is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Interpose by Hyder Ali. He was born around 1886 in the United States, and was bred by Noah Armstrong.
Major wins
Maiden Stakes (1888)
American Derby (1889)
Clark Handicap (1889)

American Classic Race wins:
Kentucky Derby (1889)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Spokane, a chestnut Thoroughbred stallion foaled in 1886. He was owned and bred by Noah Armstrong of Montana. Spokane was sired by Hyder Ali and out of the mare Interpose by Intruder.

Spokane is the only horse born and trained in Montana to ever win the Kentucky Derby. He did it in 1889, the same year Montana was admitted to the Union. Ridden by Tennessee native Tom Kiley and sent off at 16.4:1 odds, Spokane defeated the heavily favored colt, Proctor Knott and set a new Kentucky Derby record for 1½ miles at 2:34.50. Spokane also won two other important races, the American Derby and the Clark Handicap. He finished second in the Sheridan Stakes and the Peabody Hotel Handicap, and had a third place finish in the Pelham Bay Handicap.


  • Nardinger. "Spirit Horse of the Rockies" (1988) Falcon Press Pub. Co. (dist) ISBN 0937959480


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