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Swoon's Son

Swoon's Son
Sire The Doge
Dam Swoon
Grandsire Bull Dog
Damsire Sweep Like
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1953
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder E. Gay Drake
Owner E. Gay Drake
Trainer Lex Wilson
Record 51: 30-10-3
Earnings $970,605
Swoon's Son is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Swoon by The Doge. He was born around 1953 in the United States, and was bred by E. Gay Drake.
Major wins
Arlington Futurity (1955)
Washington Park Futurity (1955)
Bashford Manor Stakes (1955)
American Derby (1956)
Arlington Classic (1956)
Clark Handicap (1956)
Warren Wright Memorial Handicap (1956, 1957)
Churchill Downs Handicap (1957)
Equipoise Mile Handicap (1957, 1958)
U.S. Racing Hall of Fame (2007)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Swoon's Son (1953-1977) is an American Hall of Fame Thoroughbred racehorse. Foaled February 13, 1953 in Lexington, Kentucky, he was bred and raced by E. Gay Drake, owner of Lexington's Mineola Stock Farm and a charter member of the Thoroughbred Club of America.

Ridden by jockey David Erb in all but one of his twenty-two stakes race wins, Swoon's Son set track records at sprint distances at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington and at Chicago's Arlington Park plus at distances of around one mile on both turf and dirt at Chicago's Washington Park Race Track and the Hawthorne Race Course. He raced for four years from 1955 through 1958 before being retired to stud duty at Mineola Stock Farm in January of 1959. Of his offspring, the most famous is the filly Chris Evert who too would become a U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee.

Swoon's Son died at Mineola Stock Farm in 1977 and is buried there in the farm's equine cemetery. In 2007, his racing career was honored with induction in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.



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