Thoroughbred Heritage
Thoroughbred Sires
of Horses that Jumped
Darley Arabian Line


Four-time Eclipse Award winner Flatterer was the first to triumph in American steeplechasing's "Triple Crown"--the American Grand National, Temple Gwathmey, and the Colonial Cup, at the age of 4. His successes in his six seasons of 'chasing in the 1980s included four consecutive wins of the Colonial Cup; he did well against European competition when shipped overseas, placing second in the Grande Course de Haies d'Ateuil, and in the Champion Hurdle. Flatterer, had a good ability to accelerate after landing from a fence, and a smooth way of going. He retired with over a half million dollars in winnings and an American weight-carrying record of 176 pounds, earned when he won the National Hunt Cup in 1986. He was bred to run on the flat, which he did with moderate success before finding his true calling in jumping. His dam never ran over 6 furlongs, and his sire, Mo Bay, who ran for 5 years, could win up to a mile and an eighth, but was not a top stakes winning horse.

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