The Triple Crown Project
Career History
(race data complete)
NEVER BEND
(br.c. 1960, Nasrullah -- Lalun x Djeddah )
Classic participant in: 1963

Notes: Died in 1977. Leading Sire in England in 1971. Sire of 60 stakes winners. Broodmare sire of 115 stakes winners.

IMPORTANT VICTORIES & PLACINGS: (race data complete)

Finish Race Name
CHAMPION 2YO COLT
1stYankee H.
1stCowdin S.
1stFuturity S.
1stChampagne S.
1stFlamingo S.
2ndKENTUCKY DERBY
2ndArlington-Washington Futurity
2ndUnited Nations H.
2ndWoodward S.
3rdSapling S.
3rdGarden State S.
3rdPREAKNESS STAKES
3rdLong Island H.


IMPORTANT OFFSPRING: (work in progress)

Name Sex, DOB, Pedigree Highlights
ANNE CAMPBELLf., 1973 NEVER BEND -- Repercussion x TatanOld Hat S., BROODMARE OF THE YEAR (dam of stakes winners Menifee, Desert Wine, and Arsaan)
ANTHURIUMbr.c., 1976 NEVER BEND -- Wanika x SadairIn France: Prix De Seine Et Marne H.
BENDBERSANDALc., 1969 NEVER BEND -- Bersandal x Roman SandalUnraced; Sire of stakes winners.
BODY BENDbr.c., 1973 NEVER BEND -- Mlle. Somebody x OIL CAPITOLAscot Graduation S.
BRAVEST ROMANb.c., 1972 NEVER BEND -- Roman Song x ROMANSaranac S., Paul Revere S.; sire of stakes winners in Japan.
CAPTAIN VANCOUVERb.c., 1965 NEVER BEND -- Save TIme x WAR ADMIRALHastings H., Prelude H.
COURTLY DEEf., 1968 NEVER BEND -- Tulle x WAR ADMIRALNon stakes winner, BROODMARE OF THE YEAR (dam of CHAMPION Althea, stakes winners Ali Oop, Native Courier, Princess Oola, Ketoh, Aishah, Aquilegia, and Twining)
FAIRWAY FABLEf., 1971 NEVER BEND -- Fairway Fun x Prince JohnPocahontas S.
FUN FOREVERf., 1973 NEVER BEND -- Fairway Fun x Prince JohnBowl of Flowers S.
GLEAMING LIGHTg., 1966 NEVER BEND -- Golden Trail x HASTY ROADDwyer H.
HUGGLE DUGGLEb.f., 1974 NEVER BEND -- Crown The Queen x SWAPSOpal S., Gallorette H, Eatontown H.
HULA BENDf., 1965 NEVER BEND -- Hula Hula x POLYNESIANOsunitas S.
IRON RULER
(See 1968)
c., 1965 NEVER BEND -- Obedient x MahmoudCowdin S., Tyro S., Jerome H., Benjamin Franklin H., Westchester S.; Sire of stakes winners.
J. O. TOBIN
(See 1977)
br.c., 1974 NEVER BEND -- Hill Shade x HillaryCHAMPION Sprinter, Swaps S., Coronado S., Californian S., Malibu S., San Bernardino H. Premiere H., Los Angeles H., Tom Fool H., and in England: Laurent Perrier Champagne S., Richmond S.; Sire of stakes winners.
LOOSEN UPbr.c., 1973 NEVER BEND -- Dancing Hostess x SWORD DANCERIn France: Prix de L'Avre
LOQUACIOUS DONc., 1969 NEVER BEND -- Her Honor x COUNT FLEETCowdin S.
MEMORY LANEf., 1973 NEVER BEND -- Milan Mill x PrincequilloIn UK: Princess Elizabeth S.
MILL REEFc., 1968 NEVER BEND -- Milan Mill x PrincequilloCHAMPION 3yo Colt In France, CHAMPION 3yo Colt In England, HORSE of the Year In England, CHAMPION Older Horse In France, Salisbury S., Coventry S., Gimcrack S., Imperial S., Dewhurst S., Greenham S., Epsom Derby, Eclipse S., King George and Queen Elizabeth S., Arc de Triomphe, Prix Ganay, Coronation Cup; Sire of stakes winners.
NEVER BOWb.c., 1966 NEVER BEND -- ANCHORS AWEIGH x DEVIL DIVERStuyvesant H., Widener H., Brooklyn H., Westchester S.
NEVER CONFUSEbr.c., 1966 NEVER BEND -- Bemuse x PrincequilloSan Gorgonio Claiming S.
NO TURNINGb.c., 1973 NEVER BEND -- Secret Story x SPY SONGEddie Read H., South Bay H., also stakes-placed in France
PREVAILINGb.c., 1966 NEVER BEND -- Breeze-a-Lea x BULL LEAGreat American S., Appleton H., Delaware Valley H., Gulfstream Park Dinner S.
PROUDEST ROMANbr.c., 1968 NEVER BEND -- Roman Song x ROMANHopeful S., National Stallion S.; sire of stakes winners.
RIGHT ONbr.c., 1969 NEVER BEND -- Believe Me x AlibhaiAppleton H.
RIVERMANb.c., 1969 NEVER BEND -- River Lady x Prince JohnIn France: Poule d'Essai des Poulains, Prix d'Ispahan,Prix Jean Prat, Prix Yacowlef
STRAIGHT AND TRUEc., 1970 NEVER BEND -- Polly Girl x Prince Bio (FR)CHAMPION Steeplechaser, Grand National Steeplechase H., Indian River Steeplechase H., national Steeplechase H.
THORNb.c., 1968 NEVER BEND -- Rosayya x ROSEMONTEl Encino S.
TORSION
(See 1973)
b.c., 1970 NEVER BEND -- Fairway Fun x Prince JohnPaumonok H., Roseben H.; Sire of stakes winners.


IMPORTANT OFFSPRING OF HIS DAUGHTERS: (work in progress)

Name Sex, DOB, Pedigree Highlights
AIRONLASSf., 1979 PROUD CLARION -- Classic Perfection x NEVER BENDOntario Debutante S.
AISHAHch.f., 1987 ALYDAR -- Courtly Dee x NEVER BENDRare Perfume S., Ocean Tide S.
ALI OOPgr.c., 1974 AL HATTAB -- Courtly Dee x NEVER BENDSapling S., Dragoon S., Boardwalk S.
ALTHEA
(See 1984)
ch.f., 1981 ALYDAR -- Courtly Dee x NEVER BENDCHAMPION 2yo Filly, Arkansas Derby, Santa Susana S., Hollywood Starlet S., Del Mar Futurity, Del Mar Debutante S., Hollywood Juvenile Champion S., Vas Virgenes S.
AQUILEGIAch.f., 1989 ALYDAR -- Courtly Dee x NEVER BENDNew York H., Black Helen H.
ARSAANf., 1986 Nureyev -- Anne Campbell x NEVER BENDIn UK: Crawley Warren Venus Fillies S.
BOLD BADGETTb.c., 1985 DAMASCUS -- Anne Campbell x NEVER BENDUnraced; Sire of stakes winners.
CLASSIC GO GO
(See 1981)
br.c., 1978 Pago Pago -- Classic Perfection x NEVER BENDBowie S., Lucky Draw S., General George S., Winter Quarters H., Thanksgiving Day H.; Sire of stakes winners.
COINED SILVERb.c., 1974 Herbager -- Silver Coin x NEVER BENDFlorida Derby
COMMEMORATEb.c., 1981 Exclusive Native -- Reminiscing x NEVER BENDLos Feliz S., Hollywood Express H., King's Bishop S.; Sire of stakes winners.
CONDRILLACg., 1981 SENSITIVE PRINCE -- Catty x NEVER BENDIn UK: Houghton S., Fairey Spring Trophy
CONTEMPTc., 1985 Storm Bird -- Tash x NEVER BENDRancho Santa Fe. S.
CREME OF THE CROPch.f., 1973 Creme Dela Creme -- Jena x NEVER BENDYearlings Sales S.
DESERT CLASSICbr.c., 1983 DAMASCUS -- Classic Perfection x NEVER BENDStakes placed; Sire of stakes winners.
DESERT WINE
(See 1983)
b.c., 1980 DAMASCUS -- Anne Campbell x NEVER BENDHollywood Gold Cup H., Clarles H. Strub S., Californian H., Hollywood Juvenile Championship S., San Rafeal S., San Felipe H., Sunny Slope S.; Sire of stakes winners.
DEVINE FORCEbr.c., 1987 Habitony -- Rare Lady x NEVER BENDFlying Lark Memorial S.
DOUBLE THE CHARMch.f., 1984 NODOUBLE -- Album x NEVER BENDBurnsville H.
DUST OFF THE MATb.c., 1979 RUN DUSTY RUN -- Somersault x NEVER BENDKentucky Special S.
EXCAVATEch.c., 1988 Mr. Prospector -- Anne Campbell x NEVER BENDStakes placed; Sire of stakes winners.
FIELDS OF SPRINGf., 1980 The Minstrel -- Memory Lane x NEVER BENDIn Germany: Herbststuten-Preis
FLORAL MAGICbr.f., 1985 AFFIRMED -- Rare Lady x NEVER BENDLos Altos Invitational S.
FULL CHOKEb.c., 1980 Full Pocket -- Jena x NEVER BENDHaggin S.; Sire of stakes winners.
HEDGEABOUTf., 1984 RIVA RIDGE -- Roundabend x NEVER BENDBerlo H.
HULA CHIEF (NZ)b.c., 1982 Marceau (AUS) -- Hula Bend x NEVER BENDIn Australia: Doncaster H., Lightning S., Royal Sovereign S.; Sire of stakes winners.
HULA DRUM (NZ)c., 1981 Marceau (AUS) -- Hula Bend x NEVER BENDIn Australia: George Ryder S., Skyline S.
JACARTb.c., 1979 AVATAR -- Jamais x NEVER BENDAk-Sar-Ben 4-H S.
JUST THE TIME
(See 1975)
br.c., 1972 ADVOCATOR -- Shoshanna x NEVER BENDFuturity S.; Sire of stakes winners.
K. S. MIRACLEc., 1988 Stutz Blackhawk -- Lady Bend Fager x NEVER BENDIn Japan: Swan S.
KETOHch.c., 1983 Exclusive Native -- Courtly Dee x NEVER BENDCowdin S., Bolsa Chica S.
LOVER'S TALKbr.f., 1984 Vice Regent -- Lover's Walk x NEVER BENDWinner. BROODMARE OF THE YEAR in Canada(dam of stakes winners Love Grows, Barley Talk, Torrid Affair and Wild Whiskey).
MAGICAL ALLUREb.f., 1995 General Meeting -- Rare Lady x NEVER BENDLa Brea S., Lady's Secret Breeders' Cup H., Fleet Treat S., Torrey Pines S., C.E.R.F. S.
MAIUKAf., 1993 Danzig -- Tash x NEVER BENDBryan Station S., A.P. Indy S.
MELO MELODYf., 1989 Mr. Leader -- Classic Perfection x NEVER BENDMoccasin Breeder's Cup S.
MENIFEE
(See 1999)
b.c., 1996 Harlan -- Anne Campbell x NEVER BENDBlue Grass S., Haskell Invitational H.; Sire of stakes winners.
MING LUEb.c., 1993 Chivalry -- Sheng Lue x NEVER BENDWade Snapp Memorial S.
MUKADDAMAHbr.c., 1988 Storm Bird -- Tash x NEVER BENDIn UK: John Roarty Memorial International; Sire of stakes winners.
NATIVE COURIERch.g., 1975 Exc -- Courtly Dee x NEVER BENDBrighton Beach H., Seneca H., Bernard Baruch H., Laurel Turf Cup
NEVER CYEc., 1980 Cyane -- Oak Wand x NEVER BENDChesapeake H.
NORTHERN FABLEb.f., 1978 NORTHERN DANCER -- Fairway Fable x NEVER BENDPalomar H., Torrey Pines S.
PERSEVEREDb.c., 1984 AFFIRMED -- Reminiscing x NEVER BENDHoist The Flag S., Sanford S.
PREMIERSHIPb.c., 1980 Exclusive Native -- Reminiscing x NEVER BENDEl Conejo H.; Sire of stakes winners.
PREMIUM WINf., 1981 Lyphard -- Classic Perfection x NEVER BENDVacaville S.
PRINCESS OOLAgr.f., 1978 AL HATTAB -- Courtly Dee x NEVER BENDWhitemarsh H.
ROYb.c., 1983 Fappiano -- Adlibber x NEVER BENDStakes placed; CHAMPION Sire of stakes winners in Chile.
SILKY SWEEPc., 1996 End Sweep -- Silk Lilly x NEVER BENDSkip Trial S.
SPARTANAIREb.c., 1976 Spartakus -- Jena x NEVER BENDBirdcatcher S., Sales S., Alberta Breeders S.
STRAIGHT STORYbr.f., 1980 Fabled Monarch -- Never Understand x NEVER BENDMother Lode H.
STRAIGHT STRIKEbr.c., 1977 Mr. Prospector -- Bend Not x NEVER BENDStakes placed; Sire of stakes winners.
SWITCH IN TIME (IRE)ch.c., 1983 Kris -- Match Bend x NEVER BENDNon stakes winner; Sire of stakes winners.
TATAMIc., 1991 Lyphard -- Tash x NEVER BENDIn UK: Vodaphone Horris Hill S.
TWININGch.c., 1991 FORTY NINER -- Courtly Dee x NEVER BENDPeter Pan S., Withers S.; Sire of stakes winners.
VERY SUBTLEch.f., 1984 HOIST THE SILVER -- Never Scheme x NEVER BENDBreeders' Cup Sprint S., Hollywood Starlet S., Fantasy S., Test S., La Brea S., Santa Ynez S., Railbird S., Las Flores H., Pasadena S., Sporting Lass S.
WINNEBAGO SEVENbr.f., 1981 Alleged -- Tee Town Girl x NEVER BENDEvesham S., Star Dust S.
WRITE OFFb.c., 1980 Wajima -- Rare Lady x NEVER BENDBensalem H.


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