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Sun Beau

Sun Beau
Sire Sun Briar
Dam Beautiful Lady
Grandsire Sundridge
Damsire Fair Play
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1925
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Willis Sharpe Kilmer
Owner Willis Sharpe Kilmer
Racing silks: Green, Brown Sash, Orange sleeves, Green Cap.
Trainer Charles W. Carroll
Andrew G. Blakely (1928)
W. S. Crawford
Andy Schuttinger (3/28/31)
Jack Whyte (at age 6)
Record 74: 33-12-10
Earnings $376,744
Sun Beau is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Beautiful Lady by Sun Briar. He was born around 1925 in the United States, and was bred by Willis Sharpe Kilmer.
Major wins
Potomac Handicap (1928)
Maryland Handicap (1928)
Latonia Championship Stakes (1928)
Havre de Grace Handicap (1929)
Hawthorne Gold Cup (1929, 1930, 1931)
Washington Handicap (1929 & 1930)
Aqueduct Handicap (1929)
Toronto Autumn Cup (1930)
Philadelphia Handicap (1931)
Arlington Handicap (1931)
U.S. Champion Older Male Horse
(1929, 1930, 1931)
United States Racing Hall of Fame (1996)
Virginia Thoroughbred Hall of Fame (1988)
#93 - Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century
Sun Beau Stakes at Hawthorne Race Course
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Sun Beau (1925-c.1943) was an American Thoroughbred Champion Hall of Fame racehorse. Sired by Sun Briar, his damsire was Fair Play who sired Man o' War. Sun Beau accomplished a great deal in five years of racing despite having eight different trainers.

Racing as a two-year-old in 1927, Sun Beau developed slowly, winning only once in four starts. Trained by Charles W. Carroll, at age three, jockey John Craigmyle rode him to an 11th place finish in the 1928 Kentucky Derby and to a 5th place finish in the Preakness Stakes. However, Sun Beau began to show improvement and wound up the season with eight wins. At age four, the colt set a record for a 1ΒΌ mile race while winning the first of three consecutive Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicaps at Hawthorne Race Course near Chicago. Several more important victories earned him the first of three straight U.S. Champion Older Male Horse titles.

Sun Beau continued to race at ages five and six, winning nine races in each year, the most of any year he had raced. Retired as the all-time leader in race earnings, he was sent to stud duty at his owner's Remlik Farm near Urbanna, Virginia. He sired only six Graded stakes race winners, none of which achieved his level of success. The last of his progeny was born in 1944.

In 1996, Sun Beau was inducted in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.



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