1963 - 1978

BUCKPASSER

One of the Most Influential Broodmare Sires

TOM FOOL - BUSANDA, by WAR ADMIRAL
Lifetime Race Record: 31-25-4-1, $1,462,014

Bred and owned by Ogden Phipps.  

Trained by Hall of Famers William Winfrey, then Edward Neloy.

1965 - Champion 2-Year-Old Male
1966 - Horse of the Year, Champion Handicap Male & Champion 3-Year-Old Male
1967 - Champion Handicap Male

1970 - Hall of Fame Inductee
1971 - Leading Freshman Sire
1983-1984; 1988-1989 - Leading Broodmare Sire

Marquee Races Won

National Stallion Stakes
Tremont Stakes
Sapling Stakes
Hopeful Stakes
Washington-Arlington Futurity
Champagne Stakes
Everglades Stakes
Flamingo Stakes
Leonard Richards Stakes
Arlington Classic
Chicagoan Stakes
Brooklyn Handicap
American Derby
Travers Stakes
Woodward Stakes
Lawrence Realization Stakes
Jockey Club Gold Cup
Malibu Stakes
San Fernando Stakes
Metropolitan Handicap
Suburban Handicap

Accomplished Progeny

Alluvial

Dam of multiple champion and Hall of Fame inductee Slew O'Gold

Balzac

Won/Placed in 7 Grade 1 races; Sire

Buckaroo

Leading Sire; Sire of Horse of the Year Spend a Buck

Con Game

Dam of multiple Grade 1 winner and influential sire Seeking the Gold

Egg Toss

Leading sire in Argentina

La Prevoyante

Multiple Champion

Lassie Dear

Dam of Broodmare of the Year Weekend Surprise (Dam of A.P. Indy)

L'Enjoleur

Canadian Horse of The Year

Norcliffe

Horse of the Year, multiple champion & Hall of Fame inductee in Canada

Numbered Account

Champion 2-Year-Old Filly; dam of Private Account - sire of undefeated champion Personal Ensign

Passing Mood

Dam of sires Touch Gold and With Approval

Relaxing

Champion; Broodmare of the Year; dam of Belmont Stakes winner Easy Goer

Sex Appeal

Dam of champion and influential sire El Gran Senor

Silver Buck

Multiple Grade 1 winner; Sire of Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm

State Dinner

Multiple Grade 1 winner; Sire

Toll Booth

Broodmare of the Year

Bred by Odgen Phipps and foaled at Claiborne, Buckpasser was a horse who left racegoers speechless and turfwriters struggling to find adequate superlatives to describe his talent and class. Noted equine painter Richard Stone Reeves said, “Buckpasser was the most perfectly proportioned Thoroughbred I have ever seen.” New York racing official Dr. Manuel Gilman commented, “Generally, every horse has about a hundred faults of conformation. I would defy anybody to pick a flaw in Buckpasser.”

The winner of 25 of 31 career starts and $1,462,014, including the Champagne S, Hopeful S, Tremont S, Flamingo S, Jockey Club Gold Cup, Travers S, American Derby, and more, set a world record for a mile in 1:32 2/5 in the 1966 Arlington Classic. His staggering 15-race winning streak fell one short of the much-discussed record which lasted a half-century from Citation to Cigar. The streak ended with Buckpasser’s first and only grass attempt.

At Claiborne, Buckpasser sired 35 stakes winners from 313 foals (11%). Three Kentucky Derby winners trace to Buckpasser through their male lines: Spend a Buck, Lil E. Tee and Silver Charm. His daughters included two Broodmares of the Year (Toll Booth and Relaxing) and produced Classic winners Coastal, Easy Goer, Slew o’ Gold, Touch Gold, and With Approval, as well as distinguished sires El Gran Senor, Seeking the Gold, Miswaki, and Woodman.

Buried at Claiborne Farm.

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