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Twilight Tear is one of the "Ten"
|Trainer||Ben A. Jones|
|Twilight Tear is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Lady Lark by Bull Lea. She was born around 1941 in the United States, and was bred by Calumet Farm.|
Arlington Lassie Stakes (1943)|
Acorn Stakes (1944)
Coaching Club American Oaks (1944)
Pimlico Special (1944)
Arlington Classic (1944)
U.S. Co-Champion 2-Yr-Old Filly (1943)|
U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old Filly (1944)
U.S. Champion Older Mare (1944)
United States Horse of the Year (1944)
United States Racing Hall of Fame (1963)|
#59 - Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on October 8, 2006|
Twilight Tear (1941-1954) was an American Hall of Fame Thoroughbred filly racehorse. At age two, she won four of her six starts, finishing second and third in her other two starts. Her performances earned her a share of 2-year-old filly honors.
At three, Twilight Tear won fourteen out of seventeen races including eleven straight, beating both fillies and colts. In the prestigious Pimlico Special she defeated Devil Diver and Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Pensive in a time that matched the record set by Seabiscuit in the 1938 race. Her dominating performance in 1944 earned her Horse of the Year honors, the first filly to do so in forty years.
- Twilight Tear's pedigree and stats
- Women of the Year - Ten Fillies Who Achieved Horse Racing's Highest Honor by the Staff and Correspondents of The Blood-Horse magazine (2004) Eclipse Press ISBN 1-58150-116-1