The Triple Crown Project
Career History
~~~ Complete ~~~
BETTER SELF
(b.c. 1945, Bimelech -- Bee Mac x War Admiral )
Classic participant in: 1948

Notes: Sire of 14 stakes winners.

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

Finish Race Name
1stCarter H.
1stSaratoga Special
1stEast View S.
1stYankee H.
1stWestchester H.
1stPaumonok H.
1stDiscovery H.
1stSaratoga Cup
1stGallant Fox H.
1stAll American H.
2ndSaranac H.
2ndTravers S.
2ndDwyer S.
2ndBELMONT STAKES
2ndPimlico Futurity
3rdButler H.
3rdWood Memorial S.
3rdWithers S.
3rdNew Rochelle H.
3rdGold Cup


IMPORTANT OFFSPRING: ~complete~

Name Sex, DOB, Pedigree Highlights
ARGENTc., 1952 BETTER SELF -- Fiery Cross x FlaresCanadian Derby, Stymie H., Ultimus H.; Sire of stakes winners.
BETTER DANCERc., 1960 BETTER SELF -- Confederacy x BalladierDrumheller Memorial H.
BUFORDc., 1954 BETTER SELF -- Vinina x VINCENTIVESan Vicente H., San Miguel S.
CALL THE WITNESSc., 1956 BETTER SELF -- Your Witness x Beau PereLongfellow H., Riggs H.; Sire of a stakes winner.
FLY SISTER FLYf., 1964 BETTER SELF -- Valuta x SIR DAMIONColorado Cinderella S.
HICKORY STICKc., 1952 BETTER SELF -- Pretty Does x JOHNSTOWNEl Potrero H.
ITOBEc., 1953 BETTER SELF -- Isgoot x Rustom SirdarFall Highweight H., Wilmington H. (three times), Rumson H., Oceanport H.
JOHN BRUCE
(See 1959)
b.c., 1956 BETTER SELF -- Genevra M. x PercentageClassic participant, stakes placed.
LADY BE GOODf., 1956 BETTER SELF -- Past Eight x Eight ThirtyColleen S., National Stallion S. (Fillies)
SLITHERING SAMc., 1961 BETTER SELF -- Ma Fleche x Rustom Pasha (GB)Fleur De Lys S.
SNOOTYb.f., 1952 BETTER SELF -- Arrogance x SnarkHialeah Juvenile S.
TAMARONAf., 1959 BETTER SELF -- Retama x BrazadoSelima S., Vineland H.
TIME TESTEDc., 1962 BETTER SELF -- Past Eight x Eight ThirtyGreat American S., Dover S., James H. Connors Memorial S., Delaware Valley H. Old Line H., Toboggan H., Royal Poinciana H., New Year's H.
WELL ORDEREDc., 1960 BETTER SELF -- On Order x DISCOVERYRailbird H.
WHITLEYg., 1955 BETTER SELF -- Light Lady x Sweeping LightExcelsior H., Queens County H.


IMPORTANT OFFSPRING OF HIS DAUGHTERS: ~complete~

Name Sex, DOB, Pedigree Highlights
A SURE HITc., 1978 Ack Ack -- Mono x BETTER SELFDonald P. Ross H., Kelly Olympic S.
A. DECKb.c., 1961 First Cabin -- Aspidistra x BETTER SELFPonce de Leon S.
ADIRONDACK HOLMEc., 1978 Noholme II -- Heat Lamp x BETTER SELFDamon Runyon S., Empire S., O.T.B. Big Apple H., Alex M. Robb S., New York Derby
AFORETHOUGHTc., 1963 Intentionally -- Aspidistra x BETTER SELFSire of stakes winners.
BACKSEATf., 1968 Jacinto -- New Family x BETTER SELFBelle Of Louisville S.
BAR FLYERc., 1973 Barboon -- Fly Sister Fly x BETTER SELFArizona Breeders' Futurity
BEAU ADMIRALg., 1958 Beau Max -- Caesar's Wife x BETTER SELFRoyal Poinciana H.
BELLADORAf., 1976 STAGE DOOR JOHNNY -- Prayer Bell x BETTER SELFPoinsettia S., Hibiscus S.
BEST GOf., 1968 Mongo -- Best Side x BETTER SELFEatontown H.
BETTER FASHIONf., 1967 Determination -- Sunny Lil x BETTER SELFFairmount Futurity
BETTER GALLANTc., 1971 Gallant Heritage -- Better Bargain x BETTER SELFJuvenile H.
BIG PETE
(See 1964)
b.c., 1961 Degage -- Judiciously x BETTER SELFChristiana S., Dover S., Caesar Rodney S., Delaware Valley S.; Sire of stakes winners.
BIT PETEc., 1961 Degage -- Judiciously x BETTER SELFChristiana S., Dover S., Caesar Rodney S., Delaware Valley S.
BLANDFORD PARKc., 1983 LITTLE CURRENT -- Green Finger x BETTER SELFApple Valley H., John Battaglia Memorial S.
BONNIE AND GAYf., 1968 Sir Gaylord -- Bonnie Google x BETTER SELFMatron S., Astoria S.
CHANNING ROADg., 1973 Kentucky Pride -- Mono x BETTER SELFWintergreen S., Pegasus H.
CHINATOWNERb.c., 1962 NEEDLES -- Aspidistra x BETTER SELFCanadian Turf H.
CONTROLLED LANDINGf., 1969 FIRST LANDING -- Self Control x BETTER SELFHeirloom H.
CROSS HIS HEARTc., 1977 Right Cross -- Harriet Graham x BETTER SELFSyracuse H., Inaugural H.
DAPPERc., 1970 Forli -- Punctilious x BETTER SELFIn Ireland: Tetrarch S., Clondalkin S., Gladness S.
DICIPLINEf., 1962 Princequillo -- Lady Be Good x BETTER SELFDemoiselle S., Test S., Molly Pitcher H.
DISCIPLINARIANc., 1964 BOLD RULER -- Lady Be Good x BETTER SELFSwaps H., Pimlico S., Sheridan S., San Miguel S., To Market S.; Sire of stakes winners.
DISCIPLINEf., 1962 Princequillo -- Lady Be Good x BETTER SELFMolly Pitcher H., Demoiselle S., Test S.
DONNA MY DEARf., 1972 Airide -- Given Time x BETTER SELFSophomore H., Aspen S.
DR. FAGERc., 1964 Rough'n Tumble -- Aspidistra x BETTER SELFHORSE OF THE YEAR, CHAMPION Sprinter (twice), CHAMPION Turf Horse, CHAMPION Handicap Horse, Cowdin S., World's Playground S., New Hampshire Sweepstakes Classic, Hawthorne Gold Cup H., Arlington Classic S., Rockingham Special S., Gotham S., Withers S., Vosburgh H. (twice), Suburban H., United Nations H., Washington park H., Californian S., Whitney S., Roseben H.; Sire of stakes winners.
DREAM ONf., 1958 Fair Ruler -- Dream World x BETTER SELFRancocas S.
DUN-CEEbr.f., 1964 DUNCE -- Self Control x BETTER SELFCleopatra H., Ashland S.
DUROWLg., 1959 Just My Speed -- Best Fot x BETTER SELFArizona Downs H.
EL HUMORc., 1957 Destino -- Mellow Mood x BETTER SELFOhio Endurance S.
EXCEEDINGLY
(See 1966)
b.c., 1963 Third Brother -- Exceed x BETTER SELFSurvivor S., Challedon S. Annapolis S., William dupont, Jr. H., City of Baltimore H., Maryland H.
FOOL'S ERRORb.c., 1964 DUNCE -- Erratic x BETTER SELFEvangeline H.
FREE HANDc., 1970 GALLANT MAN -- Green Finger x BETTER SELFQueens County H.
FRESH ALIBHAIc., 1968 Your Alibhai -- Garden Fresh x BETTER SELFKnickerbocker H.
FULL OF HOPEf., 1970 BOLD RULER -- Lady Be Good x BETTER SELFPinafore H.
GORDORIGOc., 1964 Amerigo -- Improve x BETTER SELFMarylander S.
GROUND CONTROLf., 1962 MIDDLEGROUND -- Black Panic x BETTER SELFAcorn S.
HAPPY GONDOLIER
(See 1965)
b.c., 1962 HASTY ROAD -- Winsomestar x BETTER SELFClassic participant, non stakes winner.
HEAMA PRINCEb.c., 1971 Prince Khaled -- Amapola x BETTER SELFLittleton Futurity
HIGHBINDER
(See 1971)
b.c., 1968 Rough'n Tumble -- Aspidistra x BETTER SELFClassic participant, stakes placed.
IN HOT PURSUITf., 1971 BOLD RULER -- Lady Be Good x BETTER SELFFashion S.
INTERVENEf., 1953 Prince John -- Best Side x BETTER SELFSheepshead Bay H.
IRISH COURSEf., 1966 Irish Lancer -- Best Course x BETTER SELFPatricia A. S.
LA NOTICIAf., 1971 Sir Gaylord -- Bonnie Google x BETTER SELFOhio Oaks H.
LADY OFFSHOREf., 1977 Sir Ivor -- Bonnie Google x BETTER SELFJeanne D'arc H.
MR. GEMINIc., 1968 Polly's Jet -- Georgia Brown x BETTER SELFGraduation S., Land Of Lincoln S.
PAKUAf., 1973 Zenith -- On Tap x BETTER SELFHoneymoon S.
PHIL'S TIMEf., 1963 PHIL D. -- Given Time x BETTER SELFCl Com'n Nac'l De Carreras H.
POLLINIZEbr.c., 1974 Buckpasser -- Aspidistra x BETTER SELFUnraced; Sire of stakes winners.
PRAYER CAPf., 1962 Thinking Cap -- Prayer Bell x BETTER SELFSpeed Ball H., Las Cruces H., El Paso H.
RARE PERFORMERc., 1977 Mr. Prospector -- Mono x BETTER SELFDebonair S., Tallahassee H.
RISING HARRIETf., 1973 Rising Market -- Harriet Graham x BETTER SELFCarmi S.
SILENT SCREEN
(See 1970)
ch.c., 1967 Prince John -- Prayer Bell x BETTER SELFCHAMPION 2yo Colt, Arlington-Washington Futurity, Champagne S., Cowdin S., Saranac H., Bahamas S.; Sire of stakes winners.
SOUTHERN ROYALTYf., 1964 Royal Levee -- Southern Style x BETTER SELFScarlet Carnation S., Coquette H.
SUBTLEc., 1959 Princequillo -- Punctilious x BETTER SELFCity of Miami Beach S.
TA WEEbr.f., 1966 Intentionally -- Aspidistra x BETTER SELFCHAMPION Sprinter (twice), Comely S., Fall Highweight H. (twice), Interborough H. (twice), Jasmine S., Miss Woodford S., Prioress S., Test S., Vosburgh H., Correction H., Hempstead H., Regret H.
TAMPATUREf., 1965 Weather Bureau -- Flannel Flower x BETTER SELFOhio Endurance S.
THE PRUNERc., 1967 Herbager -- Punctilious x BETTER SELFAmerican Derby H., Leonard Richards S., Camino Real H.
VALIANT SKOALc., 1960 Degage -- Judiciously x BETTER SELFDover S.


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