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 • Fayette County
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Birth: Apr. 2, 1938
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 6, 1953, France

5th Triple Crown Winner. The 1941 Triple Crown winner was easy to recognize because of his intimidating long tail. Eddie Arcaro was hired as the jockey to replace Wendell Eads, the contract rider for Calumet Farm because of lack of confidence. Whirlaway came from 14 lengths behind to win by eight in the Derby and again came from behind to capture the Preakness. The Belmont drew only four starters, with Whirlaway the winner by a margin of 3 lengths. The Calumet Farm born, bred and trained horse went on to run 60 times, at 17 tracks before being retired in 1943 after suffering a tendon injury. Whirlaway ended a 48-race streak of in-the money finishes. He became a patriotic horse during the war by running in races to benefit the Emergency Relief Fund netting over $5 million dollars. In 1950, the famous French breeder Marcel Boussac saw the horse and convinced Calumet Farm to lease the animal to become a stud as his Haras Fresvay-le Bufford farm in France. Whirlaway died at the age of fifteen of a rupture. and was buried on the Boussac's farm in France not far from the famous Normandy beachheads. However, his remains were returned to Kentucky and re-buried in the Calumet Farm Cemetery. (bio by: Donald Greyfield) 
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Calumet Farm Equine Cemetery
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA
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Originally Created by: Erik Lander
Record added: May 23, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7480170
Added by: Ruffian
Added by: Ruffian
Added by: Donald Greyfield
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