Equipoise (USA) 1928
Pennant (USA) 1911 (Peter Pan (USA) 1904) - Swinging (USA) 1922 (Broomstick (USA) 1901)
Countries raced: USA
51 starts, 29 wins (4 x G1L), 10 seconds, 4 thirds. Win % 56.8, Place % 84.3.
Of the 8 times the horse was unplaced once he lost his rider and on three other occasions was disqualified from winning. Based on the NY Times reports on the disqualifications it could be inferred that Equipoise did not like being passed in the finishing straight and ran his challengers off the track so to speak. I say this because there is no suggestion in the NY Times reports that his jockey deliberately steered the horse at a challenger.
Equipoise claimed the world mile record when he ran 1.34.4 at Arlington Park, Chicago, on 30 June 1932. Interestingly only 3 ran but Jamestown who ran second was no mug. Just two weeks later (13 July) Jamestown equalled the former world record time (1.34.
at the same track. It took until 1949 for Equipoise's time to be passed in the USA. The New York Times report on the mile record notes in passing that the 10f. record time of 2.00.0. set by Whisk Broom II in 1913 at Belmont Park is unlikely to be accurate.
United States earnings in United States dollars (USD) USD 338,610
Worldwide earnings in United States dollars (USD) USD 338,610
Worldwide earnings in British pounds (GBP) GBP 78,855
Worldwide earnings in French francs (FRF) FRF 8,119,923
Worldwide earnings in Australian dollars (AUD) AUD 186,272
Worldwide earnings in Japanese yen (JPY) JPY N/A
USD converted to GBP and FRF using forex rates published by the Financial Times (London) for race dates.
£stg to £A derived mid rate found by using Sydney bank buy and sell rates for Telegraphic Transfers Australia/Sydney on London quoted in Sydney newspapers covering race dates.)
For France equivalent earnings before 1960 'FRF' refers to old francs (OF). After 1960, 100 OF = 1 NF.
A career summary and note on the injury that forced his retirement while chasing Sun Beau's earnings record is in an article titled 'Retirement To Stud Ends Equipoise's Quest To Gain Money-Winning Record' published by the New York Times February 26, 1935 at NYTimes.com (p24)
TWO YEARS: 1930 Starts 16: 8-5-1-2
Odds where shown are taken from different sources and thus are inconsistent in form. For example the same odds odds may be expressed as 2/1, 2.00/1 or $2.00 (excludes $1.00 stake). 'F' after odds means the horse started favorite. 'EF' means started equal favorite. '(bktd)' means another horse or horses from the same stable also ran. For example If odds were shown as '2/1EF (bktd)' the horse was bracketed with another horse from the same stable and a horse or horses from a different stable(s) also started at 2/1. Not all odds or bracketed horses have been found. Odds from the New York Times preferred over other sources and that paper used three different methods of expressing odds. dividends excludes $1 stake
Amount earned for each start appears at the end of each race record.
1st-11 7/04/1930. 4L x 3L Bowie, (near Washington DC) Maryland, USA The Expectation (Purse) 4f. 804m. 111 lbs 50.5kg 0.48.2. Sloppy, 2.15/1F. Glidelia 110 5.75/1 2nd Dry Dock 112 7.70/1 3rd USD 850
1st-15 15/04/1930. 2L x 3L Havre de Grace, Maryland, USA The Albermarle (Purse) 4.5f. 905m. 118 lbs 53.5kg 0.54.4. Fast, 0.90/1F. Schooner 112 3.50/1 2nd Uncle Sam 112 7.70/1 (bktd) 3rd USD 850
3rd-10 23/04/1930. 1L x 3L Havre de Grace, Maryland, USA Aberdeen Stakes 4.5f. 905m. 122 lbs 55.5kg 0.53.0. (ECR) Fast, $4.25EF Vander Pool 122 1st Up 117 2nd USD 1,000
LR-8 2/05/1930. 4L x 5L Pimlico, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Pimlico Nursery Stakes 4.5f. 905m. 122 lbs 55.5kg 0.53.8. Fast, 1.65F. Happy Scot 122 1st Up 122 2nd USD 0
DQ 1st-8* 10/05/1930. 4L x 5L Jamaica, Long Island, New York, USA Youthful Stakes 5f. 1006m. 117 lbs 53kg 0.59.2. Fast, 7/2. Vander Pool 125 7/10F 1st Chouette 125 10/1 2nd USD 0
1st-5 17/05/1930. 2L x 8L Belmont Park, Long Island, New York, USA The Keene Memorial 4.5f. 905m. 122 lbs 55.5kg 0.52.6. Good, 3/5F. Happy Scot 122 2/1 2nd Avaricious 117 12/1 3rd USD 7,625
1st-7 27/05/1930. 1L x 0.5L Belmont Park, Long Island, New York, USA Juvenile Stakes 5f. 1006m. 125 lbs 56.5kg 0.59.0. Fast, 2/5F (bktd). Happy Scot 122 4/1 2nd Panasette 114 2/5F (bktd) 3rd USD 15,400
1st-8 7/06/1930. 6L x 3L Belmont Park, Long Island, New York, USA National Stallion Stakes 5f. 1006m. 122 lbs 55.5kg 0.59.6. Good, 7/20F (bktd) Polydorus 122 9/2 2nd Baba Kenny 119 7/1 (bktd) 3rd USD 25,400
1st-7 21/06/1930. 2L x 4L Aqueduct, Long Island, New York, USA Great American Stakes 5f. 1006m. 130 lbs 59kg 1.00.2. Good, 9/20F (bktd) Polydorus 115 6/1 2nd Helianthus 115 8/1 3rd USD 14,450
2nd-4 9/08/1930. 3L x 8L Saratoga, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA Saratoga Special 6f. 1207m. 122 lbs 55.5kg 1.11.4. Fast, 3/5F. Jamestown 122 8/5 1st Sun Meadow 122 30/1 3rd USD 0
2nd-10 6/09/1930. Hd x 4L Belmont Park, Long Island, New York, USA Champagne Stakes Abt. 7f. Abt. 1400m. 132 lbs 60kg 1.21.8. Fast, 11/10F. Mate 119 5/1 1st Sunny Lassie 113 12/1 3rd USD 1,000
2nd-15 13/09/1930. Nse x 3L Belmont Park, Long Island, New York, USA Futurity Stakes ( aka Belmont Futurity) Abt. 7f. Abt. 1400m. 130 lbs 59kg 1.20.6. Fast, 7/2. Jamestown 130 11/5 1st Mate 122 10/1 3rd USD 9,000
1st-15 27/09/1930. 5L x 2.5L Havre de Grace, Maryland, USA Eastern Shore Hcp 6f. 1207m. 126 lbs 57kg 1.12.4. Fast, (bktd) Don Leon 119 2nd Magnifico 110 (bktd) 3rd USD 26,900
2nd-7 4/10/1930. 1L x 3L Aqueduct, Long Island, New York, USA Junior Champion Stakes 8f. 1609m. 122 lbs 55.5kg 1.38.0. Fast, 1/5F. Twenty Grand 111 7/1 1st Ormesby 116 15/1 3rd USD 1,000
2nd-7 16/10/1930. Nse x 10L Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky, USA Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes 8f. 1609m. 122 lbs 55.5kg 1.36.0. (CR) Fast, 0.76F. Twenty Grand 122 1st Knight's Call 122 3rd USD 3,000
1st-8 5/11/1930. 0.5L x nk Pimlico, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Pimlico Futurity (G1L) (later Laurel Futurity) 8.5f. 1709m. 119 lbs 54kg 1.48.6. Muddy, 0.95/1F. Twenty Grand 119 3.45/1 2nd Mate 119 5.30/1 3rd USD 50,360
* Jockey caused interference at the quarter pole just when Vander Pool ran into the lead.
THREE YEARS: 1931 Starts 3: 1-0-0-2
1st-5 13/04/1931. 3L x 4L Havre de Grace, Maryland, USA The Glen Oaks (Purse) 6f. 1207m. 123 lbs 56kg 1.11.6. Fast, 0.25/1. Panetian 108 16.25/1 2nd Dark Hero 108 5.95/1 3rd USD 1,000
6th-6* 25/04/1931. Nse x 3L Havre de Grace, Maryland, USA Chesapeake Stakes 8.5f. 1709m. 122 lbs 55.5kg 1.46.8. Fast, 1/7F. Anchors Aweigh 114 1st Soll Gills 114 2nd USD 0
4th-7 9/05/1931. 1.5L x nk x 1L Pimlico, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Fortieth Preakness Stakes 9.5f. 1911m. 126 lbs 57kg 1.59.0. Fast, 1.95/1. Mate 126 4.10/1 1st Twenty Grand 1.26 1.75/1 (bktd) 2nd USD 2,000
* A vet reported Equipoise was suffering from azoturia (kidney disease) brought about by a change in the weather (NY Times Sun 26 Apr 1931 p104 (at nytimes.com))
FOUR YEARS: 1932 Starts 14: 10-2-1-1
1st-7 13/04/1932. 0.5L x 0.5L Bowie, (near Washington DC) Maryland, USA Au Revoir Handicap 6f. 1207m. 126 lbs 57kg 0.59.4. Fast, 1.40/1F. Hygro 112 3.35/1 2nd Brandon Mint 104 20.05/1 3rd USD 1,000
1st-12 16/04/1932. 3L x hd Havre de Grace, Maryland, USA Harford Handicap 7f. 1408m. 128 lbs 58kg 1.12.4. Fast, 0.55F. Happy Scot 106 2nd Evening 105 3rd USD 10,250
1st-10 12/05/1932. 1.5L x 1L Belmont Park, Long Island, New York, USA Toboggan Handicap 7f. 1408m. 129 lbs 58.5kg 1.09.6. Fast, 1/1F. Ironclad 108 30/1 2nd Helianthus 110 15/1 3rd USD 6,550
1st-7* 21/05/1932. 3L x 1.5L Belmont Park, Long Island, New York, USA Metropolitan Handicap (G1L) 8f. 1609m. 127 lbs 57.5kg 1.37.0. Fast, 3/5F. Sun Meadow 118 10/1 2nd Mate 128 12/1 3rd USD 7,425
1st-3 30/06/1932. 3L x 3.5L Arlington Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA The Delavan (Purse) 8f. 1609m. 128 lbs 58kg 1.34.4. (WR) Fast, 0.90F. Jamestown 118 2nd Spanish Play 106 3rd USD 1,100
1st-6 4/07/1932. 0.75L x 5L Arlington Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA Stars and Stripes Handicap 9f. 1810m. 129 lbs 58.5kg 1.54.8. Muddy, 1/3F. Tred Avon 107 2nd Freeland 110 3rd USD 22,300
1st-3 9/07/1932. 4L x 3.5L Arlington Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA Arlington Gold Cup 10f. 2012m. 126 lbs 57kg 2.02.8. Fast, 1/4F. Gusto 114 2nd Mate 126 3rd USD 20,200
2nd-6 23/07/1932. Nk x 6L Arlington Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA Arlington Handicap 10f. 2012m. 134 lbs 61kg 2.02.2. Fast, 4/5F. Plucky Play 111 12/1 1st Pittsburgher 105 3rd USD 3,000
1st-3 6/08/1932. 2L x 6L Saratoga, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA Wilson Stakes 8f. 1609m. 126 lbs 57kg 1.38.2. Fast, 1/8F. Blind Bowboy 121 10/1 2nd Pompeius 113 12/1 3rd USD 6,350
1st-3 13/08/1932. 3L x 8L Saratoga, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA Whitney Stakes 10f. 2012m. 126 lbs 57kg 2.05.6. Fast, 1/7F. Gusto 117 5/1 2nd Rocky News 116 40/1 3rd USD 5,450
5th-5** 24/09/1932. 0.5L x 1.5L Havre de Grace, Maryland, USA Purse 6f. 1207m. 129 lbs 58.5kg 1.12.0. Good, 0.65F. Pairbypair 107 1st Jack High 123 2nd USD 0
1st-13 1/10/1932. 1L x 3L Havre de Grace, Maryland, USA Havre de Grace Cup Handicap 9f. 1810m. 128 lbs 58kg 1.50.2. Fast, 1.05F. Gallant Sir 107 2nd Tred Avon 110 3rd USD 21,250
3rd-7 15/10/1932. Nse x 1.5L Laurel Park, near Baltimore, Maryland, USA Laurel Stakes 8f. 1609m. 126 lbs 57kg 1.37.2. (CR) Fast, 0.70F. Jack High 118 1st Gallant Sir 108 2nd USD 500
2nd-9 29/10/1932. Hd x nse Laurel Park, near Baltimore, Maryland, USA Washington Handicap 10f. 2012m. 129 lbs 58.5kg 2.05.6. Good, 1.10F. Tred Avon 112 1st Mate 112 3rd USD 2,000
* Note that Mate, also a 4YO, carried 1 pound more.
** Some reports have this race named Severn Handicap while the NY Times described it as a 'Purse'
FIVE YEARS: 1933 Starts 9: 7-1-1-0
1st-8 22/04/1933. 1.5L x 2L Havre de Grace, Maryland, USA Philadelphia Hcp 8.5f. 1709m. 128 lbs 58kg 1.44.6. Fast, 0.90/1F. Tred Avon 112 5.40/1 2nd Osculator 105 14.40/1 3rd USD 6,375
1st-10 3/06/1933. 4L x 0.5L Belmont Park, Long Island, New York, USA Metropolitan Hcp (G1L) 8f. 1609m. 128 lbs 58kg 1.37.4. Fast, 4/5F. Okapi 102 10/1 2nd Scotch Gold 106 30/1 3rd USD 4,725
1st-7 7/06/1933. 2L x 5L Belmont Park, Long Island, New York, USA Suburban Hcp (G1L) 10f. 2012m. 132 lbs 60kg 2.02.0. Fast, 2/5F. Osculator 107 10/1 2nd Apprentice 112 10/1 3rd USD 7,250
1st-7 22/07/1933. 1.5L x 5L Arlington Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA Arlington Handicap 10f. 2012m. 135 lbs 61kg 2.02.6. Fast, 0.75F. Watch Him 106 2nd Gallant Sir 125 3rd USD 9,260
1st-5 3/08/1933. 3L x 2L Saratoga, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA Wilson Stakes 8f. 1609m. 126 lbs 57kg 1.39.0. Good, 1/5F. Tambour 116 5/1 2nd Mate 111 20/1 3rd USD 2,350
1st-5 24/08/1933. 2L x 1.5L Hawthorne, Chicago, Illinois, USA Hawthorne Gold Cup 10f. 2012m. 126 lbs 57kg 2.02.8. Fast, 1/5F. Gallant Sir 126 2nd Mr Khayyam 117 3rd USD 17,250
1st-3 2/09/1933. 1L x 6L Saratoga, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA Saratoga Cup 14f. 2816m. 126 lbs 57kg 3.00.0. Fast, 1/7F. Gusto 126 10/1 2nd Keep Out 118 10/1 3rd USD 6,050
3rd-4 16/09/1933. 4L x 8L Belmont Park, Long Island, New York, USA Jockey Club Gold Cup 16f. 3219m. 125 lbs 56.5kg 3.25.2. Muddy, 2/5F. Dark Secret 125 16/5 1st Gusto 125 10/1 2nd USD 500
2nd-9 30/09/1933. 1L x 1.5L Havre de Grace, Maryland, USA Havre de Grace Handicap 9f. 1810m. 132 lbs 60kg 1.49.8. (CR) Fast, 1.60F. Osculator 104 1st Mate 110 3rd USD 2,000
SIX YEARS: 1934 Starts 6: 3-1-1-1
1st-5 21/04/1934. 1L x 4L Havre de Grace, Maryland, USA Philadelphia Hcp 8.5f. 1709m. 130 lbs 59kg 1.44.4. Fast, 0.50F. Springsteel 117 2nd Larranaga 113 3rd USD 5,800
1st-4 5/05/1934. 1.5L x 3L Pimlico, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Dixie Handicap 9.5f. 1911m. 130 lbs 59kg 2.01.8. Fast, 0.10F Chatmoss 110 2nd Flaming Mamie 102 3rd USD 4,190
DQ (1st)-9 19/05/1934. 2L x 1L Belmont Park, Long Island, New York, USA Metropolitan Hcp 8f. 1609m. 132 lbs 60kg 1.37.0. Fast, 7/10F. Mr Khayyam 119 12/1(bktd) 1st Sun Archer 106 12/1 2nd USD 0
2nd-8 30/05/1934. Nse x 10L Belmont Park, Long Island, New York, USA Suburban Hcp 10f. 2012m. 134 lbs 61kg 2.02.6. Fast, 3/5F. Ladysman 114 6/1 1st War Glory 115 6/1 3rd USD 1,000
3rd-5 31/10/1934. 0.5L x nse Narragansett Park, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA The Invitation 6f. 1207m. 130 lbs 59kg 1.10.8. Fast, $0.45F. Okapi 130 1st All Forlorn 120 2nd USD 500
1st-6# 6/11/1934. 1.5L x 2L Belmont Park, Long Island, New York, USA Whitney Gold Trophy Hcp 10f. 2012m. 128 lbs 58kg 2.06.6. Sloppy, $0.55F. Faireno 1222 2nd Mr Khayyam 120 3rd USD 4,000
# United Hunts meeting held at Belmont Park.
SEVEN YEARS: 1935 Starts 3: 0-1-0-2
2nd-8 13/02/1935. 1L x nk Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, near LA, CA, USA San Diego Exposition Hcp 8f. 1609m. 128 lbs 58kg 1.36.6. (CR) Fast, $0.30F. Sweeping Light 109 1st Ted Clark 111 3rd USD 150
DQ (1st)-5 18/02/1935. 1L x 3L Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, near LA, CA, USA Oakwood Handicap 8.5f. 1709m. 125 lbs 56.5kg 1.43.4. Fast, $0.60F. Twenty Grand 116 (2nd) WOP 1st Srd 105 3rd USD 0
7th-20 23/02/1935. 2L x 1L Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, near LA, CA, USA Santa Anita Handicap 10f. 2012m. 130 lbs 59kg 2.02.2. Fast, 1.70/1F (bktd). Azurcar 117 12.40/1 1st Ladysman 117 5.50/1 2nd USD 0