Jump to: navigation, search

Tremont (horse)

Sire Virgil
Dam Ann Fief
Damsire Alarm
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1884
Country United States
Color Black
Breeder Daniel Swigert
Owner Dwyer Brothers Stable
Trainer Frank McCabe
Record 13: 13-0-0
Earnings $39,135
Tremont is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Ann Fief by Virgil. He was born around 1884 in the United States, and was bred by Daniel Swigert.
Major wins
Juvenile Stakes (1886)
Junior Champion Stakes (1886)
Foam Stakes (1886)
Spring Stakes (1886)
Surf Stakes (1886)
Zepher Stakes (1886)
Sequence Stakes (1886)
Paddock Stakes (1886)
June Stakes (1886)
Great Post Stakes (1886)
Good Bye Stakes (1886)
Atlantic Stakes (1886)
Tyro Stakes (1886)
American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt (1886)
Tremont Stakes at Belmont Park
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on June 2, 2010

Tremont (1884-1899) an American Thoroughbred racehorse who, according to the New York Racing Association, was acclaimed by 19th Century Thoroughbred Horse Racing historians as the best two-year-old ever bred in the United States. [1]

Tremont was sired by Virgil who also sired the 1876 Kentucky Derby winner Vagrant as well as U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Hindoo.

Trained by future Hall of Fame member Frank McCabe, in 1886 Tremont set a record for the most wins by a two-year-old that still stands to this day. That year he went undefeated in his thirteen starts while setting an earnings record for his age group. The colt dominated his opponents, winning by an average of almost six lengths. Owned by the Dwyer Brothers Stable who were notorious for over-racing their horses, all thirteen of Tremont's races came within a ten-week period. By running him so hard and so often, the colt broke down and never raced again.

Retired to stud duty, records show Tremont sired only a few horses of limited success, the last born in 1898. He was euthanized at Belle Meade Stud in March of 1899 after an accident in which he fractured a hip. [2]

The Dwyer Brothers owned Gravesend Race Track and on its opening in 1887 created the Tremont Stakes in his memory. Today, the race is run at Belmont Park.



Premier Equine Classifieds


Subscribe to our newsletter and keep abreast of the latest news, articles and information delivered directly to your inbox.

Did You Know?

Modern horse breeds developed in response to a need for "form to function", the necessity to develop certain physical characteristics in order to perform a certain type of work... More...

The Gypsy Cob was originally bred to be a wagon horse and pulled wagons or caravans known as Vardos; a type of covered wagon that people lived in... More...

Archaeological evidence indicates that the Arabian horse bloodline dates back 4,500 years. Throughout history, Arabian horses spread around the world by both war and trade.... More...

That the term "Sporthorse" is a term used to describe a type of horse rather than any particular breed... More...