Real Quiet Tribute
Written by Ian Tapp | Sep 28, 2010 |
|Photo by Tony Leonard|
Real Quiet, 1998 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, and champion 3-year-old colt, has died at age 15. Click here to read more.
The bay son of Quiet American (TrueNicks,SRO) came within a nose of winning the Triple Crown when beaten by Victory Gallop in the Belmont Stakes. Earlier in Real Quiet's career, trainer Bob Baffert nicknamed him "The Fish" because he was narrow-framed like an aquarium fish. Despite his shape, Real Quiet earned over $3 million on the racetrack, and won grade I events at ages 2, 3, and 4.
At stud, Real Quiet sired two-time Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner and 2007 champion sprinter Midnight Lute (TrueNicks,SRO), multiple grade I winner Pussycat Doll, and grade I winner Wonder Lady Anne L. His current progeny earnings exceed $18 million. Real Quiet's sire Quiet American has no other major sons at stud, but is broodmare sire of Bernardini (TrueNicks,SRO), Congressionalhonor (TrueNicks,SRO), and Whywhywhy (TrueNicks,SRO).
Below are videos of some of Real Quiet's best races.