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Twenty Grand

Twenty Grand
Sire St. Germans
Dam Bonus
Grandsire Swynford
Damsire All Gold
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1928
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Greentree Stable
Owner Greentree Stable (Silks: Pink, Black Stripes on Sleeves, Black Cap)
Trainer James G. Rowe, Jr.
Record 23: 14-4-3
Earnings $261,790
Summary
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.
Major wins

Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (1930)
Cowdin Stakes (1930)
Wood Memorial Stakes (1931))
Dwyer Stakes (1931)
Lawrence Realization Stakes (1931)
Travers Stakes (1931)
Saratoga Cup (1931)
Jockey Club Gold Cup (1931)

American Classic Race wins:
Kentucky Derby (1931)
Belmont Stakes (1931)
Awards
American Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt (1931)
American Horse of the Year (1931)
Honors
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

Twenty Grand (1928-1948) was an American thoroughbred race horse.

Owned and bred by Helen Hay Whitney's Greentree Stable, Twenty Grand was a bay colt by St. Germans out of Bonus.

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. [1] 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.

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