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Summing

Summing
Sire Verbatim
Dam Well Kept
Grandsire Prince John
Damsire Never Say Die
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1978
Country USA
Color Bay
Breeder Charles T. Wilson Jr.
Owner Charles T. Wilson Jr.
Trainer Luis Barrera
Record 23: 7-5-1
Earnings $615,096
Summary
Summing is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Well Kept by Verbatim. He was born around 1978 in USA, and was bred by Charles T. Wilson Jr..
Major wins

Pennsylvania Derby (1981)
Hill Prince Stakes (1981)
Pegasus Stakes (1982)

American Classic Race wins:
Belmont Stakes (1981)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on September 28, 2007


Summing (foaled 1978 in Kentucky) was an American thoroughbred stallion racehorse. He was sired by stakes winner Verbatim out of the Never Say Die mare, Well Kept.

Until the detection of a blood infection, Summing's early performances were so poor that he was dropped from graded stakes races altogether and enterred in an allowance race. Once the infection was found, Summing was unable to compete in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, although two weeks before the Belmont he was well enough to win the Pennsylvania Derby.

Trained by Luis Barrera, brother of American Hall of Fame thoroughbred racehorse trainer Laz Barrera, Summing is best known for his upset over U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt Pleasant Colony, with George Martens aboard, in the Belmont Stakes. He won the race in a time of 2:29, spoiling Pleasant Colony's bid for the Triple Crown, as Pleasant Colony ran wide in the turn and placed third, behind Highland Blade.

Later that summer, he would place second in the Super Derby and go on to win the Pegasus Stakes the following year.

Retirement

Summing was retired to Jonabell Farm where he stood at stud until from 1982 to 1991. He was then pensioned to Getaway Farm, in California.

His graded stakes race progeny include Epitome, Summer Matinee, and Matthews Keep.

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