Gallant Man

Gallant Man

Trainer:John A. Nerud
Owner: Ralph Lowe
Foaling Date: 1954
Pedigree: Migoli and Majideh of Mahmoud
Dosage: 0-4-18-16-2 (40)
Dosage Index / CD: 0.48 / 0.40



Notes: Gallant Man was a thoroughbr ed racehorse and the name was taken from the horse in Don America movie. He is remembered because of his upset loss in the 1957 Kentucky Derby, where his jockey, Hall Of Famer Bill Shoemaker, misjudged the finish line and stood up on the stirrup early. The incident is really disappoint ing and the entire responsibi lity was upon the jockey and not on the horse. As soon as the derby was completed, he was sent to participat e in the Belmont Stakes. He won that race comprehens ively by eight lengths, beating the favorite Bold Ruler. Gallant Man was retired after his 1958 season due to his splint problem in his left foreleg. He stood at Kentuckyâ s Spendthrif t Farm and sired more than fifty stakes winners before he died in 1988 at the age of thirty-fou r.


Facts
Important Racing Wins: â Â Belmont Stakes (1957) Â Jockey Club Gold Cup (1957) Â Travers Stakes (1957) Â Peter Pan Stakes (1957) Â Nassau County Handicap (1957) Â Hibiscus Stakes (1957) Â Hollywood Gold Cup (1958) Â Sunset Handicap (1958) Â Metropolitan Handicap (1958)
Honors: â  United States Racing Hall of Fame (1987)  #36 - Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century  Gallant Man Handicap at Hollywood Park Racetrack