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Career History
(race data complete)
DAMASCUS
(b.c. 1964, Sword Dancer -- Kerala x My Babu )
Classic participant in: 1967

Notes: Died in 1995. Sire of 72 stakes winners. Broodmare sire of 147 stakes winners.

IMPORTANT VICTORIES & PLACINGS: (race data complete)

Finish Race Name
CHAMPION 3YO COLT
CHAMPION HANDICAP MALE (at 3)
CHAMPION HORSE OF THE YEAR (at 3)
1stDwyer H.
1stTravers S.
1stLeonard Richards S.
1stBay Shore S.
1stAqueduct S.
1stWilliam Dupont, Jr. H.
1stSan Fernando S.
1stMalibu S.
1stWoodward S.
1stAqueduct S.
1stPREAKNESS STAKES
1stBELMONT STAKES
1stAmerican Derby
1stWood Memorial S.
1stJockey Club Gold Cup
1stBrooklyn H.
1stRemsen S.
2ndMichigan Mile H.
2ndCharles H. Strub S.
2ndWoodward S.
2ndWashington D.C., International S.
2ndWilliam Dupont, Jr. H.
2ndGotham S.
3rdKENTUCKY DERBY
3rdSuburban H.
3rdAmory L. Haskell H.


IMPORTANT OFFSPRING: ~complete~

Name Sex, DOB, Pedigree Highlights
ACCIPITER
(See 1974)
b.c., 1971 DAMASCUS -- Kingsland x BOLD RULERSaranac S., Withers S.; Sire of stakes winners.
AFLICKERf., 1978 DAMASCUS -- Aglimmer x Grey Dawn IIOsunitas S.
AQUABAb.f., 1985 DAMASCUS -- Elect x Vaguely NobleCotillion H., Tropical Park Oaks, Personal Ensign S.
BAILJUMPERc., 1974 DAMASCUS -- Court Circuit x Royal ValeDwyer H., Saranac S.; Sire of stakes winners.
BELTED EARLc., 1978 DAMASCUS -- Moccasin x NantallahIn Ireland: Desmond S., Greenalands S.
BENEFICEc., 1978 DAMASCUS -- Shuvee x NASHUAIn Ireland: Ashford Castle S.
BOLD BADGETTb.c., 1985 DAMASCUS -- Anne Campbell x NEVER BENDUnraced; Sire of stakes winners.
BOLGERc., 1976 DAMASCUS -- Dancealot x ROUND TABLEStakes placed; Sire of stakes winners.
CELINEf., 1976 DAMASCUS -- Nas-Mahal x NasrullahLa Habra S.
CRUSADER SWORDb.c., 1985 DAMASCUS -- Copernica x Nijinsky IIHopeful S., Saratoga Special S.; Sire of stakes winners.
DAMALITYb.f., 1983 DAMASCUS -- Unreality x IN REALITYPeach Blossom S., Sun Flower S.
DAMASCUS GATEb.c., 1985 DAMASCUS -- Spring Adieu x BuckpasserWinner; Sire of stakes winners.
DAMASCUS REGALc., 1984 DAMASCUS -- All Regal x Run the GauntletIn Italy: HWT Older Horse, Prix Principe Amedeo
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.
DIABOLO
(See 1975)
br.c., 1972 DAMASCUS -- Bill And I x BaybrookDel Mar Futurity, Balboa S., California Derby, San Jacinto S.; Sire of stakes winners.
DOMINUSc., 1976 DAMASCUS -- My Sparrow x JET ACTIONIn Belgium: Le Vase D'or
DOUBLES PARTNERb.f., 1984 DAMASCUS -- Fabuleux Jane x Le FabuleuxAnne Arundel H., Pearl Necklace S., Sweet Tooth S.
DRACHMAg., 1984 DAMASCUS -- Ten Cents a Kiss x KEY TO THE MINTGallant Man S.
EASTERN DAWNf., 1981 DAMASCUS -- Euryanthe x Nijinsky IIBay Meadows Debutante H., and in France: Prix d'Aumale
EASTERN ECHOb.c., 1988 DAMASCUS -- Wild Applause x NORTHERN DANCERFuturity S.; Sire of stakes winners.
EDGEch.f., 1978 DAMASCUS -- Ponte Vecchio x ROUND TABLEEl Encino S.
FESTIVEb.c., 1985 DAMASCUS -- Swingtime x BuckpasserNew Orleans H., Tenacious H., Louisiana H.; Sire of stakes winners.
GOLD AND MYRRH
(See 1974)
b.c., 1971 DAMASCUS -- Hello Deb x HeliopolisMetropolitan H., Gulfstream Park H., Grey Lag H., Saul Silberman H., Rosemont S.; Sire of stakes winners.
HIGHEST GLORYf., 1986 DAMASCUS -- Vestris x Nijinsky IIRare Perfume S., Resolution S.
HIGHLAND BLADE
(See 1981)
br.c., 1978 DAMASCUS -- Misty Bryn x Misty FlightEverglades S., Golden Grass S., Red Smith H., Marlboro Cup H., Brooklyn H., Pan American H.; Sire of stakes winners.
HONORABLE MISSf., 1970 DAMASCUS -- Court Circuit x Royal ValeRockette S., Fall Highweight H.(twice), Vagrancy H., Gravesend H., Liberation H., Toboggan H.
HOT OILc., 1974 DAMASCUS -- Lead Time x The Axe IIIrvine H., San Jacinto H.
IMPERIAL DILEMMAb.c., 1977 DAMASCUS -- Royal Dilemma x BuckpasserJ. Rine Strohecker Memorial H.
JUDGER
(See 1974)
b.c., 1971 DAMASCUS -- Face the Facts x Court MartialFlorida Derby, Blue Grass S.; Sire of stakes winners.
LONG VIEWb.f., 1988 DAMASCUS -- Up the Flagpole x Hoist The FlagFurl Sail H.
LOVER JOHNch.c., 1971 DAMASCUS -- Evening Primrose x NASHUAArlington-Washington Futurity, Dover S., Dragoon S.
OGYGIANb.c., 1983 DAMASCUS -- Gonfalon x Francis S.Jerome H., Dwyer S., Futurity S., Riva Ridge S.; Sire of stakes winners.
ON RETAINERb.c., 1983 DAMASCUS -- Ten Cents a Dance x BuckpasserTallahassee H., Time to Split H.
ORDERb.c., 1985 DAMASCUS -- Resume x ReviewerBedside Promise Fall Sprint Champion H., Turf Paradise Breeders' Cup H.
PERTbr.f., 1979 DAMASCUS -- Protesting Bid x HAIL TO ALLFirst Flight H., Real Delight S.
PRIVATE ACCOUNTb.c., 1976 DAMASCUS -- Numbered Account x BuckpasserGulfstream Park H., Widener H., Jim Dandy S.
ROYAL DAMASCUSc., 1997 DAMASCUS -- Annie K. x JesterIn Puerto Rico: Juan Ponce De Leon
SCHEMBECHLERbr.c., 1987 DAMASCUS -- Jedina x What A PleasureUnraced; Sire of stakes winners.
SILVERY TOPPINGb.f., 1986 DAMASCUS -- Silvery Honey x Silver SeriesTruly Bound H., Tuscarora H.
SOY NUMERO UNOc., 1973 DAMASCUS -- Tasma x Crafty AdmiralFuturity S., Oaklawn H., Carter H., Boojum H., Louisiana H.
STEEL MAIDENgr.f., 1983 DAMASCUS -- Laughter x BOLD RULERDancealot S., Resolution S.
SWISS TRICKch.c., 1984 DAMASCUS -- Numbered Account x BuckpasserUnraced; Sire of stakes winners.
SYRIANNAf., 1979 DAMASCUS -- Court Curcuit x Royal ValeSuwannee River H.
TIME FOR A CHANGEch.c., 1981 DAMASCUS -- Resolver x ReviewerFlamingo S., Everglades S.
TIMELESS MOMENTc., 1970 DAMASCUS -- Hour Of Parting x NATIVE DANCERPrinceton S., Sport Page H., Nassau County H.; Sire of stakes winners.
ZENc., 1973 DAMASCUS -- Penny Bryn x TulyarGotham S., Hirsch Jacobs S.; Sire of stakes winners.


IMPORTANT OFFSPRING OF HIS DAUGHTERS: ~still producing~

Name Sex, DOB, Pedigree Highlights
ACADEMIC ANGELb.f., 1999 Royal Academy -- Magic Lass x DAMASCUSRiver Cities S., Jiffy Lube S., Harry W. Henson H., Winstar Distaff H., Sam Houston Distaff H.
ANCHORb.c., 1990 Polish Navy -- Syria x DAMASCUSFleet Host H., Harvest H., Golden Eagle Farm H.
ANGEL IN THE NIGHTch.f., 1992 BET TWICE -- Syrian Dancer x DAMASCUSNew York Oaks, Lady Fingers S., Niagra S., Jack Betta Be Rite S.
BAHAMIAN MELODYb.c., 1995 Rubiano -- Song of Syria x DAMASCUSIn Yugoslavia: Ljubicevo S., Trka Vladislav Ribnikar
BAYONETc., 1996 WALLENDA -- Sword Ballet x DAMASCUSFrugal Doc Maryland Million S.
BAYOU HEBERTb.c., 1981 Hoist The Flag -- Regal Rumor x DAMASCUSChurchill Downs S.; Sire of stakes winners.
BE A MANc., 1979 Fifth Marine -- Damascus Lady x DAMASCUSTamaulipas H.
BOUNDARYb.c., 1990 Danzig -- Edge x DAMASCUSA Phenomenon H., Roseben H.; Sire of stakes winners.
CARNET SOLAIREf., 1983 Sharpen Up (GB) -- Konafa x DAMASCUSOutstandingly S.
CHILUKKIb.f., 1997 CHEROKEE RUN -- Song of Syria x DAMASCUSCHAMPION 2yo Filly, Del Mar Debutante S., Churchill Downs Distaff H., Oak Leaf S., Kentucky Breeders' Cup S., Sorrento S., El Encino S., Debutante S., C.E.R.F H., Regret S.
CONQUESTALITYb.f., 1996 CONQUISTADOR CIELO -- Damality x DAMASCUSOffice Queen S., Enjoy the Silence S.
CORONADO'S QUESTch.c., 1995 FORTY NINER -- Laughing Look x DAMASCUSHaskell Invitational H., Travers S., Wood Memorial S., Remsen S., Dwyer S., Riva Ridge S., Cowdin S., Nashua S.; Sire of stakes winners.
COTTON CARNIVALf., 1994 DIXIELAND BAND -- Syrianette x DAMASCUSCHAMPION 3yo Filly In Canada, Indiana Oaks, Selene S., Martha Washington S., Duchess S., Inside Information S.
CROWN RIDGEg., 1984 Cox's Ridge -- Damascus Lady x DAMASCUSIn Australia: Grey Smith S.
CRYSTAL SEAb.f., 1997 SEA HERO -- Jane Arnold x DAMASCUSGeorge Rosenberger Memorial S., Courtlin S.
DAMASb.c., 1978 Montparnasse II -- Miss Damascus x DAMASCUSGateway To Glory S., Pomona Derby, C. B. Afflerbaugh S.
DE VERDADE (ARG)br.f., 2002 ALLIED FORCES -- Duck Creek x DAMASCUSIn Argentina: Raul Lottero
DEFER WESTbr.f., 1991 GONE WEST -- Defer x DAMASCUSHoneymoon S.
DELICATE ICEf., 1970 Icecapade -- Damascene x DAMASCUSBlack-Eyed Susan S.
DESERT STORMERb.f., 1990 Storm Cat -- Breezy Stories x DAMASCUSBreeders' Cup Sprint, Rancho Bernardo Breeders' Cup H., Las Flores Breeders' Cup H., Camilla Urso H.
DINNER AFFAIRc., 1991 Who's for Dinner -- Stem x DAMASCUSOregon Derby
DIXIELAND HEAT
(See 1993)
br.c., 1990 DIXIELAND BAND -- Evening Silk x DAMASCUSLouisiana Derby, Le Compte H., Risen Star S., Pelleteri Breeders' Cup H.; Sire of stakes winners.
DONA AREQUERA (ARG)f., 1998 Roy -- Airbound x DAMASCUSIn Arg: Gran Premio General Viamonte
EL ESTELARc., 1995 TEMPERENCE HILL -- Desert Wreath x DAMASCUSIn Panama: CHAMPION Imported 2yo Colt, CHAMPION Older Horse, CHAMPION Imported Older Horse, CHAMPION Imported Handicap Horse, Pr Raul Arango N. Y Raul A.G., Pr Felipe E. Motta
EL SULTAN (ARG)c., 1991 MORNING BOB -- Dam Dramatic x DAMASCUSIn Argentina: CHAMPION 2yo Colt, Gran Premio Montevideo, Premio Santiago Luro
ELOCATf., 1987 ELOCUTIONIST -- Damascat x DAMASCUSEast View S.
ESTATEch.c., 1979 SINGH -- Dowry x DAMASCUSSan Simeon H., Independence H.
EXOTIC MOVESch.f., 1991 Miswaki -- Syrian Dancer x DAMASCUSLady Ladbroke S.
FOREST GLOWgr.c., 1987 Green Forest -- Aflicker x DAMASCUSLaurel Dash S., San Simeon H., Oceanside S., Spence Bay S., Tsunami Slew H., Hollywood Park Breeders' Cup H.(twice); Sire of stakes winners.
GALLANT RISKf., 1979 Dancing Champ -- Dorit x DAMASCUSWindfall H., Twixt H.
GANGSTA RAPc., 1997 Sultry Song -- Captivating Grace x DAMASCUSDancing Count S.
GHAZIb.c., 1989 Polis Navy -- Port Damascus x DAMASCUSSecretariat S.; Sire of stakes winners.
GLORY GULCHc., 1996 GULCH -- Highest Glory x DAMASCUSIn South Africa: Colorado King S.
HERO'S TRIBUTEbr.c., 1998 SEA HERO -- Eastern Dawn x DAMASCUSPeter Pan S., Black Tie Affair H., Gulfstream Park H.
HEROIC SIGHTb.g., 1998 SEA HERO -- Second Sight x DAMASCUSClaiming Crown Rapid Transit S.
IMAGINARY FRIENDb.c., 1997 Lost Opportunity -- Damitall x DAMASCUSOklahoma Classics Day Juvenile S.
KASHANIb.c., 1990 Danzig -- Kashan x DAMASCUSIn France: Maisons-Laffitte Prix Maison, Deauville Prix du Cercle; Sire of stakes winners.
KILLARNEY ROADc., 1981 His Majesty -- Tremont Road x DAMASCUSMidwest Championship H.
KORVEYAch.f., 1982 Riverman -- Konafa x DAMASCUSIn France: Prix Chloe, Prix de Lilas
KUDOSb.c., 1997 Kris S. -- Soug x DAMASCUSOaklawn H., San Marino H., Jim Murray Memorial H., Californian S.
LADY ACKf., 1983 Ack Ack -- Assurgent x DAMASCUSOrange County Matron S.
LADY D'ACCORDch.f., 1987 D'accord -- Avichi x DAMASCUSYaddo S., Bed O' Roses H. (twice)
LEAD KINDLY LIGHTb.f., 1983 MAJESTIC LIGHT -- Arabian Dancer x DAMASCUSAthenia H.
LIFT AND LOADg., 1987 Lyphard's Wish (FR) -- Dorit x DAMASCUSIn UK: Troy S., Challow Hurdle (twice), Berkshire Hurdle
MAJOR SUCCESSbr.c., 2001 Mazel Trick -- Veil Dance x DAMASCUSPalos Verdes H.
MARQ OF BEAUTYbr.f., 1998 Marquetry -- Dam Clever x DAMASCUSCaptive Miss S.
MESABI MAIDENb.f., 1993 Cox's Ridge -- Steel Maiden x DAMASCUSBlack-Eyed Susan S.
MIDWATCHb.g., 1999 SEA HERO -- Jane Arnold x DAMASCUSTidewater H., Old Nelson H., Kitten's Joy S.
MILITARY LOOKbr.g., 1990 Assault Landing -- Laughing Look x DAMASCUSMaryland Million Nursery S., Maryland Million Sprint H.
MILLSTREAMb.f., 1992 Dayjur -- Aquaba x DAMASCUSIn GB: Cornwallis S., Curragh S., Ballyogan S.
MISSYMOOILOVEYOUch.f., 1990 Turkokman -- Avichi x DAMASCUSMiss Grillo S., Tanya S.
MOMI IRENYf., 1998 MI CIELO -- Alwah x DAMASCUSIn Dominican Republic: CHAMPION Imported 2yo Filly
MOTHER'S TREASUREch.f., 1991 HOIST THE SILVER -- Beautiful Mother x DAMASCUSHarry W. Henson H.
MUSIC CLUBf., 1999 DIXIELAND BAND -- Long View x DAMASCUSIn France: Pr Melisande
OFFICER'S SWORDb.g., 1998 Sword Dance (Ire) -- Vicereine x DAMASCUSWild Event S.
ORIENTALb.f., 1982 SEATTLE SLEW -- Eastern Classic x DAMASCUSAk-Sar-Ben Queens H., Laurel Breeders Cup Distaff H., Cardinal S., Ak-Sar-Ben Breeders Cup S.
OUT OF PLACEch.c., 1987 Cox's Ridge -- Arabian Dancer x DAMASCUSClark H.; Sire of stakes winners.
OVERVIEWc., 1998 Kingmambo -- Long View x DAMASCUSHopemont S.
PARTINGbr.f., 2000 Hay Halo -- Pocasset x DAMASCUSTexas Stallion S.
PHONE THE DOCTORf., 1992 Phone Trick -- Anesthesiologist x DAMASCUSGarland of Roses H., Colleen S., Dearly Precious S., Half Moon S., Egret S.
POMPEII COURTb.c., 1977 Tell -- Port Damascus x DAMASCUSLongacres Mile H.; Sire of stakes winners.
PROSKONAf., 1981 Mr. Prospector -- Konafa x DAMASCUSIn Italy: CHAMPION 3yo Filly, Premio Umbria, and in France: Prix de Seine-et-Oise, Prix de Boulogne
RED RANSOMbr.c., 1987 Roberto -- Arabia x DAMASCUSWinner; Sire of stakes winners.
RED SHADOWg., 1993 Sovereign Dancer -- Arabian Miss x DAMASCUSHopemont S.
REPORTERbr.g., 1995 Notebook -- Stem x DAMASCUSCourt Trial H.
ROBINWOULD
(See 1998)
br.c., 1995 Robin des Pins -- Miss Arion x DAMASCUSClassic participant, stakes placed.
RODEOch.c., 1995 GONE WEST -- Wewarrenju x DAMASCUSNon stakes winner; Sire of stakes winners.
SCATTER BUYbr.f., 1995 Relaunch -- Good Picker x DAMASCUSSeaquay H.
SECRET SAVINGSb.c., 1991 SEEKING THE GOLD -- Jurisdictional x DAMASCUSIn Australia: AJC Doncaster H., STC Frederick Slissold H., Newcastle JC Newmarket H.; Sire of stakes winners.
SEY SI BONNch.c., 1989 GOLDEN ACT -- Miss Damascus x DAMASCUSFlintlock S.
SHADEEDb.c., 1982 Nijinsky II -- Continual x DAMASCUSIn England: CHAMPION 3yo Colt, Two Thousand Guineas, Queen Elizabeth II S., Craven S., Houghton S.
SO SWEET A CATb.f., 2001 Tomorrows Cat -- Sly Damsel x DAMASCUSNew York Stallion Fith Avenue S., New York Stallion Statue of Liberty S., New York Oaks
SPIRITUAL STARb.f., 1990 Soviet Star -- Excellent Spirit x DAMASCUSSorority Invitational S., Cypress West Farm S.
SPLENDID SPRUCE
(See 1981)
b.c., 1978 BIG SPRUCE -- Splendid Spree x DAMASCUSSanta Anita Derby, Will Rogers H.
SPLENDID WAYf., 1977 Apalachee -- Splendid Spree x DAMASCUSMiss Yakima S.
STRONGEST LINKb.c., 1978 MASTER DERBY -- Seasoned x DAMASCUSLongport S.
SUPER ABOUNDbr.c., 1987 Superbity -- Damask Cheek x DAMASCUSSecretariat S., Manila S.
TOUCH OF LOVEf., 1990 ALYDAR -- Assurgent x DAMASCUSBouwerie S., Broadway H.
TRUE AFFAIRbr.f., 1990 BELIEVE IT -- A Foreign Relation x DAMASCUSNational Jockey Club Oaks, Tempted S., Clipsetta S., Busher Breeders' Cup H., Sensational S., Copper's Ferry S., Navajo Princess S.
TURF STARch.f., 1992 BET TWICE -- Syrian Dancer x DAMASCUSNew York Oaks, Niagara S.
WARNING GLANCEch.g., 1991 CAVEAT -- Laughing Look x DAMASCUSFort Marcy H., Governor's Cup S., Fort McHenry H., Chieftain H., Maryland Million Turf S., Find H. (twice)
WELL WELL WELLc., 1988 Ends Well -- Damascat x DAMASCUSBertram F. Bongard S.
WHEELAWAY
(See 2000)
gr.c., 1997 UNBRIDLED -- Cuidado x DAMASCUSTampa Bay Derby; Sire of stakes winners.


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