Who's the Famous Thoroughbred? (November 2009 edition)

We haven't had a photo competition in a long, long time.

This time around, we're playing for honor and pride and pretty much anything except a prize (to be reinstituted another day...).

The rules are simple.  Below are six images from various collections at The Blood-Horse building.  Identify as many of the horses as you can and post your response as a comment to this blog. (NOTE: I will hold all responses until noon on Wednesday, Nov. 11; all answers will be published and the game will end at that time).

Click on any of the thumbnails to see a larger version of the photo.


Illinois-bred champion juvenile filly, winner of $113,105. Descending from this sire line and Thoroughbred family 31. 



Winner of the Grand National Steeplechase in England and the Steeplechase Handicap in the U.S., this son of Man o'War passed on those jumping genes -- he sired two champion hurdlers. His name is a play on his sire's and damsire's names.



Man o'War's champion showjumping son (and prior to that, a good juvenile runner), this chestnut stallion was inbred 4S x 5D to Hastings' dam Cinderella.  Another example of greatness from female family 4-m.



The mare pictured here won a couple of races as a juvenile of 1963 and was stakes-placed a year later. Her first foal -- the colt pictured -- arrived in 1983, and would have three younger siblings.  The mare's grandsires were Endeavour II and Easy Mon -- making her inbred to Selene (GB) via Hunter's Moon (GB) and Pharamond II.



Outstanding juvenile filly and officially champion at 2 and 3, this daughter of Hamburg was the only runner to score a win over Sysonby.



Winner of just about every great race in England in 1924, he was imported to the U.S. the next year and went on to become leading sire in 1931 -- but his male line is no longer viable. His sire's line continues today through Manduro (GER) and Seattle Fitz (ARG), however.


11 Nov. 2009 UPDATE: Thanks to everyone for your participation! Several of you are flawless researchers and identified all six horses. (I thought I'd stump you with #4.) For the record, here are the correct answers:

  1. Anita Peabody (1925 mare: Luke McLuke-La Dauphine, by The Tetrarch (GB))
  2. Battleship (1927 horse: Man o'War-Quarantaine, by Sea Sick (FR))
  3. Holystone (1931 horse: Man o'War-Brush Along, by Sweep)
  4. Highstreet (1961 mare: Porterhouse-Recherche, by Easy Mon) ... the Irish Castle colt is named Comgall
  5. Artful (1902 mare: Hamburg-Martha II, by Dandie Dinmont)
  6. St. Germans (1921 horse: Swynford (GB)-Hamoaze (GB), by Torpoint (GB))
I'll make sure it's not too long before the next pictures and will try to find a real challenge!

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