|Owner||Westerly Stud Farms|
|Trainer||A. Thomas Doyle|
|Typecast is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Journalette by Prince John. She was born around 1966 in the United States, and was bred by Nuckols Bros..|
Las Palmas Handicap (1971)|
Gamely Handicap (1972)
Milady Handicap (1972)
Santa Monica Handicap (1972)
Hollywood Invitational Turf Handicap (1972)
Sunset Handicap (1972)
Man o' War Stakes (1972)
|American Champion Older Female Horse (1972)|
|Typecast Stakes at Hollywood Park Racetrack|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on October 15, 2007|
Typecast (foaled 1966) was an American Champion Thoroughbred racehorse noted for her ability to win races at both short and very long distances. Bred by Nuckols Bros. of Midway, Kentucky, she was out of the mare Journalette and sired by Prince John, a son of the very important sire, Princequillo. Purchased and raced by Westerly Stud Farms of Santa Ynez, California, Typecast was conditioned for racing by Tommy Doyle.
A late developer, Typecast began to show contending form in 1971 at age five when she ran second in both the Beverly Hills and Ramona Handicaps and won the Las Palmas Handicap. She was six years old when she had her Champion season in which she demonstrated the unique quality, especially for a mare, of being able to win at both short and very long distances. In 1972 she won important races at her home base in California including the Gamely, Milady and Santa Monica Handicaps, all races run at distances between seven and eight and a half furlongs. However, Typecast had stiff competition that year in California's filly ranks from the 1971 U.S. Champion 3-year-old filly Turkish Trousers who beat her in the Santa Maria and Santa Margarita Handicaps, plus from Convenience who beat her in the 1972 Vanity Handicap. With much talk by racing fans and the media as to who was the best filly, on June 17, 1972 a 1⅛ mile Match race was held at Hollywood Park Racetrack. With a $250,000 winner-take-all purse at stake, 53,575 spectators watched Typecast and Bill Shoemaker put on a thrilling battle that saw Convenience and Jerry Lambert win by a nose.
Typecast's loss in the match race was only a temporary setback as she a won over colts in the 1½ mile Hollywood Invitational Turf Handicap and defeated colts again at the grueling distance of two miles in the Sunset Handicap. Her handlers also sent her to New York to compete with the best in the east where she took on the colts again, finishing second in the Manhattan Handicap and winning the prestigious Man o' War Stakes.
Typecast's 1972 performances earned her American Champion Older Female Horse honors but Westerly Stud Farms' owner Fletcher Jones would never live to see it. The forty-one-year-old co-founder of Computer Sciences Corporation died on November 7, 1972 when the plane he was piloting crashed into a hillside near the farm in Santa Ynez, California.
Typecast, and all the bloodstock at Westerly Stud Farm, was sold at an estate dispersal auction in early 1973. She served as a broodmare in Japan from 1973 through 1980 before being shipped to a breeding farm in Ireland. Her first mating was to Sir Ivor and of the seven other foals that followed, her second mating which produced daughter Pretty Cast in 1975 was the most successful with the filly earning 1980 Champion Older Mare honors in Japan.
- Video at YouTube of the June 17, 1972 Match Race between Typecast and Convenience at Hollywood Park Racetrack