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Gallant Bob

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Gallant Bob

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1972 Dark Bay/Brown Gelding by Gallant Romeo-Wisp O Will, by New Policy

Owner: Robert Horton
Trainer: Joe Marquette
Breeder: J. L. Homan

Biography: Gallant Bob was campaigned for owner Robert Horton by trainer Joe Marquette. A Kentucky-bred, he was an inexpensive yearling purchase at Keeneland, who went on to set a six furlong track record there as a four-year-old in the Phoenix Handicap. His best season was as a three-year-old, earning Champion Sprint Horse after scoring in 14 of 18 starts, all wins in stakes races! In total, he won six stakes at Keystone, including the Gr.III Patriot S., and placed in the Gr.III Kindergarten, Gr.II Swift S., Gr.III Bay Shore, Gr.III Paumonok and Gr.II Carter at Liberty Bell, Keystone and Aqueduct from the ages of 2 to 5.

Career Highlights*:
1975 Eclipse Award Champion Sprinter
1st: Patriot Stakes (G3), Paumonok Handicap (G3), Annapolis Handicap, Fairmount Park Stakes, Flintlock Stakes, Kelso Handicap, Marlboro Nursery Stakes, Olympia Stakes, Penn Treaty Stakes, Philmont Handicap, Phoenix Handicap, Select Handicap, Sentinel Stakes, Squires Handicap, Sword Dancer Handicap, W. P. Burch Stakes, Zev Stakes
2nd: Kindergarten Stakes (G3), Autumn Harvest Stakes, Hirsch Jacobs Stakes, Independence Handicap, J. Edgar Hoover Handicap
3rd: Carter Handicap (G2), Bay Shore Stakes (G3), Swift Stakes (G3), Bensalem Handicap, Gravesend Handicap, Terrapin Handicap, Toboggan Handicap
*Keystone/Philadelphia Park/Parx races bold.