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The Finn

The Finn
Sire Ogden
Dam Livonia
Grandsire Kilwarlin
Damsire Star Shoot
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1912
Country United States
Color Black
Breeder John E. Madden
Owner 1) John E. Madden
2) Henry C. Hallenbeck
3) Glen Helen Stud (1923)
Record 50: 19-?-?
Earnings $38,965
The Finn is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Livonia by Ogden. He was born around 1912 in the United States, and was bred by John E. Madden.
Major wins
Withers Stakes (1915)
Manhattan Handicap (1915)
Huron Handicap (1915)
Southampton Handicap (1915)
Hamilton Derby (1915)
Baltimore Handicap (1915)
Metropolitan Handicap (1916)
Champlain Handicap (1916)
Manhattan Handicap (1916)
Chesterbrook Handicap (1916)
Havre de Grace Handicap (1916)
Merchants and Citizens Handicap (1916)
Long Branch Handicap (1917)
American Classic Race wins
Belmont Stakes (1915)
American Champion Three-Year-Old Male Horse (1915)
Leading sire in North America (1923)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

The Finn (1912-1925) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that is best remembered as the winner of the 1915 Belmont Stakes and as the sire of Zev and Flying Ebony, the respective winners of the 1923 and 1925 Kentucky Derbies. The Finn was foaled in Lexington, Kentucky at Hamburg Place, the stud farm of John E. Madden. The Finn was sired by the imported British stallion Ogden, who was the 1896 Belmont Futurity Stakes winner, out of the mare Livonia by Star Shoot.[1]

The Finn was the sire of sixteen major stakes winners, including two Classic winning sons, Zev and Flying Ebony. He also sired Youthful Stakes winner Bud Lerner.

The Finn died in September 1925 at the age of thirteen, siring 143 foals, none of which proved successful sires. His last successful tail-male descendant was the short-lived Puerto Rican racehorse Camarero, who set the record for the most consecutive victories (56) for a Thoroughbred racehorse in 1955.[1]


  1. Avalyn Hunter. American Classic Pedigrees: 1914-2002. Blood-Horse Publications. 2003.


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