Defeat Of Falsetto In 1879, Daily Racing Form, 1934-05-05


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DEFEAT OF FALSETTO IN 1879 The Kentucky Derby of 1879 marked the defeat of the brilliant race horse Falsetto the greatest son of Enquirer Previous to his start in the Churchill Downs classic Falsetto had won his first race as a three yearold scoring in the Phoenix Hotel Stakes at Lexington on the occasion of his first appearance under colors as he was not raced as a twoyearold Lord Murphy beat Falsetto in the Derby by a narrow margin Later Falsetto won the Clark Stakes and then was taken to Saratoga where in both the Travers and Kenner Stakes he defeated the mighty Spendthrift He was purchased by Pierre Lorillard and sent to England but never raced for he broke down the follow ¬ ing year After being returned to this coun ¬ try Falsetto entered the stud and sired many notable horses including The Picket win ¬ ner of the American Derby and Sir Huon winner of both the Kentucky and Latonia Derbys Falsetto sired three Kentucky Derby winners Chant in 1894 His Eminence in 1901 and Sir Huon in 1906

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