|Owner||Greentree Stable (Silks: Pink, Black Stripes on Sleeves, Black Cap)|
|Trainer||James G. Rowe, Jr.|
|Twenty Grand is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Bonus by St. Germans. He was born around 1928 in the United States, and was bred by Greentree Stable.|
Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (1930)
Kentucky Derby (1931)
Belmont Stakes (1931)
American Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt (1931)|
American Horse of the Year (1931)
United States Racing Hall of Fame (1957)|
#52 - Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on January 22, 2010|
Trained at age three by James G. Rowe, Jr. and ridden by jockey Charley Kurtsinger, Twenty Grand raced against very strong opponents in 1930 and 1931 when he was part of what the Chicago Tribune newspaper called the "big four" in racing which included Jamestown, Mate, and Equipoise.  Twenty Grand won the Wood Memorial Stakes, Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes, Dwyer Stakes, Travers Stakes, Saratoga Cup, and the Jockey Club Gold Cup. He just missed the Triple Crown after finishing second to Mate in the Preakness. His performances in 1931 earned him retrospective American Horse of the Year honors.
After twenty five races, of which he won fourteen, finished second four times and third three times, Twenty Grand was retired to stud but proved to be sterile.
In 1957, he was elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. In the Blood-Horse ranking of the top 100 U.S. thoroughbred champions of the 20th Century, Twenty Grand ranked number 52.