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Whirlaway
Trainer:Ben A. Jones
Owner: Calumet Farm
Foaling Date: -
Pedigree: Blenheim and Dustwhirl of Sweep
Dosage: 0-12-20-8-0
Dosage Index / CD: 1 / 0
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Notes: Whirlaway was an American thoroughbr ed racehorse that snatched Triple Crown Victory in 1941. He was sired by Blenhe im II out of the dam Dustwhirl at Calumet Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. He was voted the Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year for 1941 and again in the next year. At the end of 1942, more than twenty thousand people gathered to watch Whirlaway win the inaugural Louisiana Handicap at the Fair Ground Race Course. At five, Whirlaway got retirement to stud and sired 1947 Kentucky Derby winner Jet Pilot and 1947 Pimlico Special winner Fervent. Later, he was shipped to France to help Marcel Boussac at his Haras de Fresnay-le -Buffard. He was elected to the national museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1959.


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Important Racing Wins Breeders Futurity Stakes (1940) Hopeful Stakes (1940) Saratoga Special Stakes (1940) Kentucky Derby (1941) Preakness Stakes (1941) Belmont Stakes (1941) Travers Stakes (1941) Lawrence Realization Stakes (1941) Saranac Handicap (1941) Dwyer Stakes (1941) American Derby (1941) Massachusetts Handicap (1942) Jockey Club Gold Cup (1942)
Racing Awards 5th U.S. Triple Crown Champion (1941) U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt (1941) United States Horse of the Year (1941 1942) U.S. Champion Older Male Horse (1942)
Honours United States Racing Hall of Fame (1959) 26 - Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century Whirlaway Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack Whirlaway Handicap at Fair Grounds Race Course
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