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Typhoon II

Typhoon II
Sire Top Gallant
Dam Dolly Varden
Grandsire Sterling
Damsire Glenelg
Gender Stallion, eventually Gelding
Foaled 1894
Country United States
Color Chestnut
Breeder John B. Ewing
Owner 1) J. C. Cahn
2) Bromley & Co.
Trainer J. C. Cahn
Record 39: 19-9-3
Earnings $22,325
Typhoon II is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Dolly Varden by Top Gallant. He was born around 1894 in the United States, and was bred by John B. Ewing.
Major wins
Westchester Highweight Handicap (1896)
Golden Rod Stakes (1896)
Brewers' Stakes (1896)
St. Louis Club Members Handicap (1897)
Memorial Handicap (1897)
Peabody Hotel Handicap (1897)
Luehrmann Hotel Stakes (1897)
Chickasaw Club Handicap (1897)
Highweight Handicap (1898)

American Classic Race wins:
Kentucky Derby (1897)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Typhoon II (1894- ) was an American thoroughbred racehorse that was bred in Tennessee and was the winner of the 1897 Kentucky Derby.

Typhoon won the Derby at 11-5 odds against the favored horse, Ornament, on a very muddy track[1]. After his Derby win, Typhoon II was sold to Bromley and Company of Chicago, Illinois on August 1, 1897 for $12,000.[2] Typhoon followed his Derby win by winning the Club Members' Handicap in St. Louis, Missouri, but lost many races after his three-year old season. The stallion's career declined in his fourth season, notably losing a race at Sheepshead Bay racetrack against only one other competitor.[3]

Typhoon II was gelded in 1899 and was thereafter stabled at the Kenmore Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, a farm owned by Bromley and Company[4] By 1904, Typhoon had been sold and was put to work pulling a milk cart in Indianapolis, Indiana[1][5]


  1. Typhoon II Pedigree[1]
  2. "Typhoon II sold for $12,000" New York Times. Aug. 2, 1897.[2]
  3. NY Times, Sept. 8, 1898.[3]
  4. NY Times Notes, Jan. 16, 1899.[4]
  5. |Daily Racing Form. "Careers of Kentucky Derby winners." May 19, 1910.


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