The Triple Crown Project
Career History
~~~ Complete ~~~
BETTER BEE
(br.c. 1954, Triplicate -- S. Bee x Haste )
Classic participant in: 1957

Notes: Sire of 17 stakes winners.

IMPORTANT VICTORIES & PLACINGS: ~~~ Complete ~~~

Finish Race Name
1stCitation H.
1stAppleton H.
1stDiamond State H.
1stIllinois Owners H.
1stLaurance Armour H.
1stEquipoise Mile H.
1stAppleton H.
1stChicagoan H.
2ndChurchill Downs H.
2ndCitation H.
3rdPimlico Special
3rdFayette H.
3rdSpy Song H.
3rdFountain of Youth S.
3rdDerby Trial S. (Churchill Downs)
3rdMagic City H.
3rdRoyal Palm H.


IMPORTANT OFFSPRING: ~complete~

Name Sex, DOB, Pedigree Highlights
ABE'S HOPE
(See 1966)
br.c., 1963 BETTER BEE -- Paula x NizamiBlue Grass S., Orange and Blue S., Assault H., Chicago's American Charities H., Palm Beach H., Christmas H.; Sire of stakes winners.
BEE BEE BEE
(See 1972)
br.c., 1969 BETTER BEE -- Paula x Nizami IIPreakness S., Hawthorne Juvenile S., Survivor S., Patriot S.
BEE GOLDEN GIRLf., 1976 BETTER BEE -- Golden Beach x DjeddahBayouland Sales S.
BETTER ARBITORch.c., 1971 BETTER BEE -- Arctic Ava x NearcticHeritage S., Jersey Derby; Sire of stakes winners.
BETTER SEAg., 1963 BETTER BEE -- Sea Puss x Coastal TrafficFairmount Futurity, Illinois Cavalier S., Arkansas Derby, Omaha Gold Cup
DEL BEEc., 1963 BETTER BEE -- Woe Is Katy x Priam IIIllinois Breeders H.
FAITHFUL B.f., 1963 BETTER BEE -- Fairy Chasm x PietIllini Princess S.
FRIENDLY BEEc., 1971 BETTER BEE -- My Betsy x Bar Le DucCriterium S.
GALLANT BEST
(See 1979)
b.c., 1976 BETTER BEE -- Gallant Fashion x GALLANT MANWait A Bit S.; Sire of stakes winners.
LOLA A.f., 1975 BETTER BEE -- Face The Wall x DUNCEIn Panama: Pr. Egbert E. Gittens Y Arthur Doyle
ROIL KITTENf., 1965 BETTER BEE -- Sea Puss x Coastal TrafficIllini Princess S.
ROMAN SCOUTc., 1967 BETTER BEE -- Hadarequest x VertexLexington H.
SHIFTY GYPSYf., 1971 BETTER BEE -- Bay of Persia x HafizYearling Sales S.
TABOGAf., 1972 BETTER BEE -- Face The Wall x DUNCEWheat City H., Manitoba Maturity H., Assiniboia Downs Inaugural H.
TUSI BELLAf., 1966 BETTER BEE -- Paula x Nizami IIIllini Princess S.
WIESBROCK ROADc., 1967 BETTER BEE -- Sea Puss x Coastal TrafficWhisper Jet H.
WILLIAM EDWARDc., 1969 BETTER BEE -- Golden Beach x DjeddahIllinois Cavalier S.


IMPORTANT OFFSPRING OF HIS DAUGHTERS: ~complete~

Name Sex, DOB, Pedigree Highlights
ASCOT KNIGHTb.c., 1984 Danzig -- Bambee T. T. x BETTER BEEIn Great Britain: Scottish Derby S.; Sire of stakes winners.
BEE DILIGENTf., 1981 Due Diligence -- Very Close Call x BETTER BEELady Luck S.
BETTER BEEBETTERf., 1987 Ramirez -- Debon Bee x BETTER BEELouisiana Stallion S. (fillies), Louisiana Stallion S., Battler Star H., Camellia H.
BLADE OF THE BALLc., 1985 HIGHLAND BLADE -- Tusi Bella x BETTER BEESilky Sullivan Invitational H.
BOGART'S BESTc., 1990 Flare Dancer -- Taboga x BETTER BEEWinnipeg Futurity, Buffalo S.
BOGIE DANCERf., 1991 Flare Dancer -- Taboga x BETTER BEEManitoba Sales S., Frank Arnason Sire S.
BOUNDING AWAYf., 1981 Vice Regent -- Bambee T. T. x BETTER BEEBreeders' S., Wonder Where S., La Prevoyante S.
CAJUN DUSTf., 1986 Paris Dust -- Debon Bee x BETTER BEESouthern Belle S.
CASTLE COMMANDERc., 1975 Irish Castle -- Bumble Boogie x BETTER BEEFairmount Futurity
CENTURY TYPEf., 1974 Levee Dancer -- Ocean Party x BETTER BEEWhisper Jet S., Colfax Maid S., Governor's Lady H.(three times), Anita Peabody H., H. J. Hardenbrook Memorial H., Curley Reeves S.
CLEVER SHOTch.c., 1979 TORSION -- Kankakee Miss x BETTER BEERockaway S.
CLEVER TRICKbr.c., 1976 Icecapade -- Kankakee Miss x BETTER BEEBachelor S., Thomas D. Nash Memorial H., Gravesend H., Sugar Bowl H. Marlboro Nursery S., Dragoon S., Don Leon S., Timonium Futurity; Sire of stakes winners.
FLAMING DESIREf., 1984 Big Burn -- Shifty Gypsy x BETTER BEEMohawk S.
FORLANAf., 1973 Forli -- Tusi Bella x BETTER BEEHeirloom S., Bayou H., Susquehanna H., Poquessing H., Princess Doreen H.
I'M DIRTY TOOf., 1985 No House Call -- Country Bee x BETTER BEEBuddleia S.
INSIDIOUS CHARMERf., 1982 Dom Alaric (FR) -- Shifty Gypsy x BETTER BEEVictoriana S.
JUDGE TYTUSc., 1967 Little Tytus -- Bee A Stepper x BETTER BEESpringfield H.
LOVESHINEbr.f., 1977 Gallant Romeo -- Kankakee Miss x BETTER BEESpringfield H.
LT. GOLDEN GIRLf., 1980 Lt. Stevens -- Bee Golden Girl x BETTER BEEEvangeline Oaks H.
MCCANNc., 1978 Forli -- Tusi Bella x BETTER BEELamplighter H., Oceanport H., Laurance Armour H., Royal Palm H.
OVERREACTIONf., 1980 NODOUBLE -- Bambee T. T. x BETTER BEEElmwood Park S.
PAGO LADYf., 1968 Pago Pago -- Miss Bee x BETTER BEEIn Puerto Rico: Roberto Clemente
PERMISSIBLE TENDERf., 1980 AL HATTAB -- Oh So Bold x BETTER BEERosebud H.
PETIT LOUPc., 1989 Danzig -- Bambee T.T. x BETTER BEEIn Spain: Copa de Oro de San Sebastian; In France: Pr Lord Seymour, Pr D'hedouville, Pr Jean De Chaudenay; In Italy: Gp Di Milano
SOME ONE FRISKYc., 1976 The Pruner -- Little Lizzie x BETTER BEEChoice H.
T. K. CHANCEc., 1984 Sain Et Sauf -- Gina Be Fast x BETTER BEEAgassiz H., Ivan Dowler Memorial H., Assiniboia Downs Breeders' Cup H.


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