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Turkish Trousers

Turkish Trousers
Sire Bagdad
Dam Nas-Mahal
Grandsire Double Jay
Damsire Nasrullah
Gender Filly
Foaled 1968
Country United States
Color Dark Bay/Brown
Breeder Howard B. Keck
Owner Mrs. Howard B. Keck
Trainer Charles E. Whittingham
Record 18: 12-1-2
Earnings US$308,225
Summary
Turkish Trousers is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Nas-Mahal by Bagdad. She was born around 1968 in the United States, and was bred by Howard B. Keck.
Major wins
Del Mar Oaks (1971)
Hollywood Oaks (1971)
Honeymoon Handicap (1971)
Princess Stakes (1971)
Railbird Stakes (1971)
Santa Susana Stakes (1971)
Santa Ynez Stakes (1971)
Senorita Stakes (1971)
Santa Maria Handicap (1972)
Santa Margarita Handicap (1972)
Awards
American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly (1971)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on March 23, 2010

Turkish Trousers (foaled 1968) was an American Champion Thoroughbred racehorse bred and raced by Califonia businessman, Howard B. Keck.

Ridden by future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Bill Shoemaker, two-year-old Turkish Trousers made her debut a winning one on December 30, 1970 at Santa Anita Park. The following year she was the dominant filly of her age group and after winning eight important stakes, was voted the 1971 Eclipse Award for American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly. Her wins included the top race for three-year-old fillies at each of the three Southern California tracks, taking the Del Mar Oaks at Del Mar Racetrack, [1] the Hollywood Oaks at Hollywood Park Racetrack, [2] and the Santa Susana Stakes (now the Santa Anita Oaks) at Santa Anita Park. [3]

In her first start at age four in 1972, Turkish Trousers finished second to Typecast in the Santa Monica Handicap. She returned to form in February of 1972 but as the bettors' longshot when she won the Santa Maria Handicap and paid $190.40 for a $2 winning ticket. [4] She then won the Santa Margarita Handicap in March, again defeating Typecast as well as another top-rated filly, Convenience. After that, Turkish Trousers finished off the board in her next starts and was retired at the end of the year.

As a broodmare, Turkish Trousers' offspring met with limited success. From her four foals that raced, her best was probably the 1976 filly Persona, sired by Tom Rolfe, who won four of thirty-two starts and earned US$102,225.

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