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Graustark
Birth: Apr. 7, 1963
Lexington
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Aug. 21, 1988
Lexington
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA

Champion Racehorse, Sire. Sired by the legendary Ribot, he was named after a fictional country used as the setting in several novels by George Barr McCutheon. Nicknamed "The Big G", he was considered one of the best racers of his time. He won seven of his eight starts and placed second in the other. His major wins include the Arch Ward Stakes and the Bahamas Stakes. He quickly became a fan favorite and was the highly favored horse to win the 1966 Kentucky Derby. He never made it to the derby as he sustained a career-ending break to the coffin bone while in the lead at the Blue Grass Stakes. He was retired to stud at the Darby Dan Farm where he proved to be reasonably successful. In 1985, he was given the Leading Broodmare Sire in Britain & Ireland award. Among his notable children are Key to the Mint, Avatar and Jim French. He is grandsire of multi-millionaire Bien Bien. He passed away at the age of 25 and was laid to rest near his father and mother.  (bio by: Whispers From The Grave) 
 
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 Parents:
   Ribot (1952 - 1972)
   Flower Bowl (1952 - 1968)
 
 Sibling:
   Graustark (1963 - 1988)
   His Majesty (1968 - 1995)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Darby Dan Farm Equine Cemetery
Lexington
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Whispers From The Grave
Record added: Aug 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96236884
Graustark
Added by: Whispers From The Grave
 
Graustark
Added by: Whispers From The Grave
 
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