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Sire Cox's Ridge
Dam Populi
Grandsire Best Turn
Damsire Star Envoy
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1981
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Loblolly Stable
Owner Loblolly Stable
Trainer Claude R. McGaughey III
Record 19: 10-3-3
Earnings US$1,409,476
Vanlandingham is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Populi by Cox's Ridge. He was born around 1981 in the United States, and was bred by Loblolly Stable.
Major wins
Rebel Handicap (1984)
Jockey Club Gold Cup (1985)
Stephen Foster Handicap (1985)
Suburban Handicap (1985)
Washington, D.C. International Stakes (1985)
Canadian Turf Handicap (1986)
American Champion Older Male Horse (1985)
Vanlandingham Stakes at Pimlico Race Course
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Vanlandingham (foaled 1981 in Kentucky) was an American Champion Thoroughbred racehorse. He was bred and raced by the Loblolly Stable, owned by Arkansas businessman, John Ed Anthony.

Vanlandingham was conditioned for racing by future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame trainer, Shug McGaughey who told Sports Illustrated in an October 14, 1985 article that the colt suffered from tender feet that sting him. Nonetheless, racing at age three, Vanlandingham broke the Oaklawn Park track record in winning the March 1984 Rebel Handicap. Sent to the Kentucky Derby, the colt fractured a pastern in his right foreleg during the race and finished sixteenth. The injury kept him out of racing for the next thirteen months.

Championship year

1985 would be Vanlandingham's best year in racing when he won Grade I races on both dirt and turf. Having defeated some of the best horses in the United states in winning the Suburban Handicap and the Jockey Club Gold Cup, his owner supplemented him for a fee of $360,000 to the November 2 Breeders' Cup Classic. Run at Aqueduct Racetrack that year, Vanlandingham finished seventh in the eight-horse field. Fourteen days later the horse made his first ever start on grass at Laurel Park Racecourse and with jockey Don MacBeth aboard, won the prestigious Washington, D.C. International Stakes over a field of American and international turf stars. [1] Vanlandingham's 1985 performances earned him the Eclipse Award as American Champion Older Male Horse plus he finished third in the balloting behind Proud Truth and winner Spend A Buck for American Horse of the Year honors.

Retuning to racing in 1986 at age five, in his first start of the year Vanlandingham equaled the Gulfstream Park track record while winning the Canadian Turf Handicap. [2] After finishing off the board in the March 2 Santa Anita Handicap, Vanlandingham sustained a career-ending injury to his left front pastern while competing in the April 6 Razorback Handicap at Oaklawn Park. [3]

As a sire

Retired to stud duty, Vanlandingham met with modest success as the sire of 151 winners of 508 races. After standing in the United States, he was sent to Saudi Arabia in 1996.



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