The Triple Crown Project
Career History
(race data complete)
NEEDLES
(b.c. 1953, Ponder -- Noodle Soup x Jack High )
Classic participant in: 1956

Notes:

IMPORTANT VICTORIES & PLACINGS: (race data complete)

Finish Race Name
CHAMPION 2YO COLT
CHAMPION 3YO COLT
1stFort Lauderdale H.
1stFlorida Derby
1stFlamingo S.
1stHopeful S.
1stSapling S.
1stBELMONT STAKES
1stKENTUCKY DERBY
2ndPREAKNESS STAKES
3rdGulfstream Park H.
3rdGarden State S.
3rdWorld's Playground S.


IMPORTANT OFFSPRING: (work in progress)

Name Sex, DOB, Pedigree Highlights
CHINATOWNERb.c., 1962 NEEDLES -- Aspidistra x BETTER SELFCanadian Turf H.
COUNT NEEDLESc., 1966 NEEDLES -- Countess Tecla x COUNT FLEETSouthern Cross H.
ISHKOODAH
(See 1964)
b.c., 1961 NEEDLES -- Firebird x SUN AGAINClassic participant, stakes placed.
MR. PAK
(See 1965)
br.c., 1962 NEEDLES -- Pardala x PardalClassic participant, stakes placed.
NEEDLE HIMb.c., 1963 NEEDLES -- Golden Vixen x GALLANT FOXJames H. Connors Memorial S.
NEEDLES N PENS
(See 1970)
br.c., 1967 NEEDLES -- Running Free x CAREER BOYBoga Raton H.
NEEDLES STITCHbr.c., 1964 NEEDLES -- Amore Mia x SUN AGAINCongressional H., Palm Beach H.
NEEDLES' COUNT
(See 1965)
br.c., 1962 NEEDLES -- Countess Tecla x COUNT FLEETClassic participant, non stakes winner.
NEEDLESONbr.c., 1965 NEEDLES -- Turkish Delight x COUNT FLEETRochester H.
NUSHKAc., 1961 NEEDLES -- Swanking x Blenheim IIIllinois Derby
PLAY PRETTYf., 1968 NEEDLES -- Wild Cherry x NASHUAOkalee H., Miramar H.
SLYSTITCHb.c., 1962 NEEDLES -- Cagey Move x FIGHTING FOXTrenton H., Suffolk Governor's H. Tomasello Memorial S.
VITAMIN SHOTb.f., 1960 NEEDLES -- Special Nurse x NEW MOONPucker Up S., South Jersey S., Yo Tambien H.


IMPORTANT OFFSPRING OF HIS DAUGHTERS: (work in progress)

Name Sex, DOB, Pedigree Highlights
ESCAMBIA BAY
(See 1981)
ch.c., 1978 Hasty Flyer -- Swift Stitch x NEEDLESStakes placed.
FREEPETc., 1970 Petare -- Freedom At Last x NEEDLESMemorial Day H., Palmetto H.
FREETEX
(See 1972)
b.c., 1969 Vertex -- Freedom at Last x NEEDLESKindergarten S., Heritage S., Monmouth Invitational H., Ohio Derby, Gotham S.
KNITTED GLOVESf., 1970 White Gloves II -- Fleet Needles x NEEDLESFantasy S., Magnolia S., Fair Ground Oaks, Inaugural S.
MAJESTIC NEEDLE
(See 1972)
b.c., 1969 HILL PRINCE -- Fleet Needles x NEEDLESClassic participant, non stakes winner.
PAPPYc., 1977 Apalachee -- Alyce Clover x NEEDLESLongacres Derby, Longacres Invitational marathon H., Space Needle H., Renton H., Memorial Day H., Penney H.
QUIPc., 1975 Hoist The Flag -- Play Pretty x NEEDLESBay Meadows Derby
SEW GOOD LOOKINGf., 1981 Exuberant -- Swift Stitch x NEEDLESCerise Reine S.
STRAIGHT NEEDLESf., 1980 GOING STRAIGHT -- Vestry x NEEDLESLt. Governor Of Kentucky S.
VESTRY'S BESTc., 1974 Groton -- Vestry x NEEDLESNeptune H.


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