The Triple Crown Project
Career History
(race data complete)
FERDINAND
(ch.c. 1983, Nijinsky II -- Banja Luka x Double Jay )
Classic participant in: 1986

Notes: Sent to Japan at age 12. Died in a slaughterhouse in Japan sometime in 2002. Sire of 8 stakes winners.

IMPORTANT VICTORIES & PLACINGS: (race data complete)

Finish Race Name
CHAMPION HANDICAP MALE (at 4)
CHAMPION HORSE OF THE YEAR (at 4)
1stBreeders' Cup Classic
1stCabrillo H.
1stMalibu S.
1stGoodwood H.
1stHollywood Gold Cup H.
1stKENTUCKY DERBY
2ndSan Rafael S.
2ndLos Feliz S.
2ndSan Antonio H.
2ndCharles H. Strub S.
2ndSan Bernardino H.
2ndSanta Anita H.
2ndPREAKNESS STAKES
2ndSanta Anita H.
3rdBELMONT STAKES
3rdHollywood Futurity
3rdSanta Anita Derby
3rdHollywood Gold Cup H.
3rdJohn Henry H.


IMPORTANT OFFSPRING: (work in progress)

Name Sex, DOB, Pedigree Highlights
BARON FERDINANDch.g., 1990 FERDINAND -- In Perpetuity (Ire) x Great NephewIn GB: Tennents Scottish Classic, Festival S.
BARON FERDINAND (GB)g., 1990 FERDINAND -- In Perpetuity (IRE) x Great Nephew (GB)In UK: Festival S., Tennents Scottish Classic
BIBURY COURTg., 1991 FERDINAND -- Ms. Eloise x Nasty and BoldAlysheba S., Great Lakes H. (twice), Beau Genius H., Labor Day H.
BULL INTHE HEATHER
(See 1993)
gr.c., 1990 FERDINAND -- Heather Road x The Axe IIFlorida Derby; Sire of a stakes winner.
FERDINANDINAf., 1993 FERDINAND -- Busserole (FR) x Bustino (GB)In Argentina: Pr Chile
FERNANDAZOc., 1990 FERDINAND -- Blink Naskra x NASKRARancho Delta Paraiso H.
FOXY FERDIEf., 1990 FERDINAND -- Taylor Park x Sir GaylordNatalma S., Ontario Colleen H.
NOT LIKELYf., 1993 FERDINAND -- Miss Sib x Ack AckTiffany Lass S.
UP AN EIGHTHf., 1991 FERDINAND -- Hey Majesty x MAJESTIC LIGHTPark Heights S., Very Subtle Breeders' Cup H., Gala Lil S.


IMPORTANT OFFSPRING OF HIS DAUGHTERS: (work in progress)

Name Sex, DOB, Pedigree Highlights
CON QUIXOTEgr.c., 1998 Restless Con -- My Isabella x FERDINANDBull Dog S.
CROSSATYOUROWNRISKf., 1997 Valley Crossing -- Not Likely x FERDINANDWashington Breeders' Cup Oaks, Boeing H.
DREAMSCAPE (AUS)b.c., 2005 Choisir (AUS) -- Faith in Dreams x FERDINANDIn Australia: Up and Coming S., Stan Fox S., Liverpool City Cup
FERDINAND'S FLYERbr.c., 2005 Early Flyer -- Fancy Forbes x FERDINANDMy Dandy Texas Stallion S.
FIORENZA (AUS)ch.f., 2002 Stravinsky -- Ferdnand's Flower x FERDINANDIn Australia: Counties Bowl H.
FLASHING LILb.f., 1998 LIL E. TEE -- Sky Flasher x FERDINANDDecoration Day H.
FLORIOT (IRE)ch.f., 2002 Monsun (GER) -- Fureau (GER) x FERDINANDIn Italy: Premio G Valiani, Premio EBF Terme Di Merano, Premio Lydia Tesio, Premio Baggio
NICE BET (BRZ)b.c., 2002 Dubai Dust -- Wild Zuca x FERDINANDIn Brazil: Grande Premio Salgado Filho, Duplex S.
ROYAL CLASHch.g., 2004 Clash by Night -- Royally PLanned x FERDINANDNepal S.
SALSA INGLESA (ARG)b.f., 2003 Roy -- Stitched x FERDINANDIn Argentina: Manuel F. Y Emilio Gnecco
VAGUINHO (BRZ)ch.c., 2007 Mensageiro Aldo -- Tenterhooks x FERDINANDIn Uraguay: Clasico Alvaro Vargas Guillemette


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