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Assault


Trainer:Max Hirsch
Owner: King Ranch
Foaling Date: -
Pedigree: Bold Venture and Igual of Equipoise
Dosage: 6-6-8-1-3
Dosage Index / CD: 2 / 0
Best Beyer Figure:

Notes: Assault is a famous thoroughbr ed racehorse that has won US Triple Crown in 1946. He was born at King Ranch in Texas and was described as on the delicate side by his later jockey Eddie Arcaro. Since it s younger years, Assault suffered physical problems. He made his racing debut under Max Hirsch s training as two year old in 1945 and finished twelfth. He completed that year with a record of two wins in nine starts. Just at the beginning of his third year, he snatched victory in the prestigiou s Wood Memorial. Along with jockey Warren Mehrtens, he way past the finishing line and registered victory to win the first jewel of the US Triple Crown. In the Preakness Stakes, he got a neck victory over the closers at the finishing line. Assault exploded past his compatriot s in the Belmont Stakes and won the Triple Crown title in style. His four-year- old career was very colorful out of seven starts he won five stakes and never registered worst than third. After his retirement , he was proved a sterile ultimately died on September 1st, 1971 at an age of twenty-eig ht at King Ranch.


Facts

Important racing Wins Flash Stakes (1945) Wood Memorial (1946) Kentucky Derby (1946) Preakness Stakes (1946) Belmont Stakes (1946) Dwyer Stakes (1946) Pimlico Special (1946) Suburban Handicap (1947)
Racing Awards 7th U.S. Triple Crown Champion (1946) U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt (1946) United States Horse of the Year (1946)
Honours United States Racing Hall of Fame (1964) 33 - Top 100 Racehorses of the 20th Century
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