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Birth: 1942
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Mar. 22, 1955
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA

Busher was a Champion filly race horse. Bred by Col. Edward R. Bradley at his Idle Hour Stock Farm at Lexington, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the 1937 U.S. Triple Crown winner, War Admiral. She was initially trained for Col. Bradley by James W. "Jimmy" Smith, son of legendary trainer Tom Smith. Racing at age two, Busher was the best filly racing in the United States and her performances in 1944 earned her American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly honors. In 1945, the elderly Col. Bradley sold Busher to MGM Studios boss, Louis B. Mayer, who turned her over to his trainer, George M. Odom. Ridden by future U.S. and Canadian Hall of Fame jockey, Johnny Longden, in 1945 Busher was the best horse racing in the United States, male or female, and was voted "Horse of the Year" honors, a rare feat for a filly. Following its formation, Busher was inducted in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1964. When Louis Mayer decided to get out of racing, Busher was sold to cosmetics tycoon, Elizabeth Arden to serve as a broodmare at her Maine Chance Farm near Lexington, Kentucky. Busher spent her final years at the nearby Spendthrift Farm where she died in 1955 while giving birth to her sixth foal.
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   War Admiral (1934 - 1959)
Spendthrift Farm Equine Cemetery
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Stairs II
Record added: Aug 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40215241
Added by: Stairs II
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