Mad Hatter (horse)
Thoroughbred racehorse infobox
horsename = Mad Hatter
sire = Fair Play
grandsire = Hastings
dam = Mad Cap
sex = Stallion
foaled = 1916
country = USA flagicon|USA
colour = Dark Brown
August Belmont, Jr.
record = 41:
earnings = $70,290
Bellerose Stakes(1918) Pimlico Autumn Handicap(1919) Minneola Handicap(1919) Latonia Championship Stakes(1919)
Jockey Club Gold Cup(1921-22)
Queens County Handicap(1924)
awards= U.S. Champion Older Male Horse (1921)
updated= September 20, 2006
Mad Hatter (foaled 1916 in
Kentucky) was an American-bred Thoroughbred stallionracehorse. Bred by August Belmont, Jr., he was sired by the great Fair Play, which made him a half brother to Man o' War, out of another Rock Sandmare, Mad Cap. He was foaled one year earlier than Man o'War and a full brother to Belmont Stakeswinner, Mad Play.
Sam Hildrethand ridden most of the time by the great jockey, Earl Sande, Mad Hatter was known as much for his erratic temperament as for his racing ability. Sande was one of the few jockeys that understood Mad Hatter, especially in his later years.
Late to mature, Mad Hatter was lightly raced and won the Bellerose Stakes as a two year old.
At three he won the Minneola Handicap easily, having only been to the post twice before and never at more than a mile. Then he lost to
Sir Bartonin the Maryland Handicapat Laurel Park Racecourse, placing a disheartening second after running killer fractions of :22 and two, and :46 and three. Sir Barton beat him by two lengths.
After winning the inaugural
Latonia Championship Stakesover a muddy track by 8 lengths, Mad Hatter went on to Pimlico Race Coursein November in the Pimlico Autumn Handicap, beating his rival Sir Bartonwho placed a distant third, twelve lengths behind him.
In his next race, the
Saratoga Handicap, again against Sir Bartonand Exterminator, he got into a speed duel with The Porter, and placed last.
It wasn't until 1921 that Mad Hatter came into his own. He won the
Jockey Club Gold Cupand the Metropolitan Handicapand was named U.S. Champion Older Male Horse.
Mad Hatter continued to win
graded stakes races as a campaigner with a repeat win of the Jockey Club Gold Cup in 1922, the Toboggan Handicapin 1923, and the Suburban and Queens County Handicaps in 1924.
Fertility problems were reported for Mad Hatter and his brother,
Belmont Stakeswinner Mad Play, was completely sterile. However out of 177 foals, Mad Hatter did sire 23 graded stakes winners such as The Nut, Cocked Hat, Cresta Run, and the champion filly, Snowflake.
* [http://www.pedigreequery.com/mad+hatter Pedigree & Part Stats]
* [http://www.tbheritage.com/Portraits/FairPlay.html TB Heritage Fairplay - Mad Hatter]
* [http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=9904EFDB123AE03ABC4850DFBF668382609EDE&oref=slogin NY Times Mad Hatter Minneola]
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