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Worth (horse)

Jockey Cal Shilling & Worth,
1912 Kentucky Derby
Sire Knight of the Thistle
Dam Miss Hanover
Grandsire Rosebery
Damsire Hanover
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1909
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder R. H. McCarter Porter
Owner 1) C. T. Worthington
2) Henry C. Hallenbeck
Trainer Frank M. Taylor
Record 31: 15-7-3
Earnings $25,590
Worth is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Miss Hanover by Knight of the Thistle. He was born around 1909 in the United States, and was bred by R. H. McCarter Porter.
Major wins
Raceland Stakes (1911)
Bashford Manor Stakes (1911)
Chesapeake Stakes (1912)
Latonia Handicap (1912)

American Classic Race wins:
Kentucky Derby (1912)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Worth (1909-1912) was an American Thoroughbred race horse. He was the winner of the 1912 Kentucky Derby, [1]as well as the Chesapeake Stakes and Latonia Handicap. He was the top racehorse, based on earnings, in 1911 and became a U.S. champion in 1912.[2]

On November 6, 1912, Worth was severely injured during a race run at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Worth's jockey, MacTaggart, rode too closely to another horse, causing a three horse collision that severely injured two other jockeys and severed two tendons in Worth's leg.[3] Worth was euthanized shortly after this incident due to his extensive injuries.


  1. Churchill Downs Inc.
  2. Worth Pedigree[1]
  3. "Two jockeys injured: Teahan and Byrne in spill at Pimlico- horse Worth badly hurt." New York Times, Nov. 7, 1912.[2]


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