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Whiskery (horse)

Sire Whisk Broom II
Dam Prudery
Grandsire Broomstick
Damsire Peter Pan
Gender Stallion, eventually Gelding
Foaled 1924
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Harry Payne Whitney
Owner Harry Payne Whitney
Trainer Fred Hopkins
Record 70: 14-16-32
Earnings $122,211
Whiskery is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Prudery by Whisk Broom II. He was born around 1924 in the United States, and was bred by Harry Payne Whitney.
Major wins

Ardsley Handicap (1926)
Chesapeake Stakes (1927)

American Classic Race wins:
Kentucky Derby (1927)
American Champion 3-Year-Old Male Horse (1927)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on May 28, 2009

Whiskery (foaled 1924 in Kentucky) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse. He was the winner of the 1927 Kentucky Derby after defeating Osmand by a nose in the stretch. Whiskery won the Ardsley Handicap at age two and the Chesapeake Stakes at age three. He was third in the 1927 Preakness Stakes and was American Champion Three-Year-Old Male Horse that year.

Whiskery was sold in 1927 to the Stone-Hancock-Woodward partnership for $60,000 for use as a stud horse. Whiskery, unfortunately, was proved to be sterile and was put back into training as a gelding. Whiskery did not achieve his previous racing success and was finally shipped in 1931 to the Morven Stud in Charlottesville, Virginia for use as a saddle horse.[1]

Whiskery's time of death was not officially reported to The Jockey Club, but it is assumed that he died around 1936 as the result of a catastrophic leg injury, either sustained by colliding with a tree while fulfilling his duty as the night watchman's horse or as a result of a track injury.[1]


  1. Jim Bolus. Derby Magic. 1997. [1]


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