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  • Birth 2 Mar 1940 England
  • Death 26 May 1959 USA
  • Burial Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA
  • Plot Horse Cemetery
  • Memorial ID 8483918

Champion thoroughbred sire. Claiborne Farm wanting to improve its stock puchased Nasrullah already a leading sire in Europe from the Aga Khan and imported him to Kentucky for stud service. The backbone of horseracing in North America are horses put to stud and the offspring they produce. A title "Sire of the Year" is designated each year to the animal that has sired horses that have accumulated the most earnings in a given year. Nasrullah led the sire list five times...1955, 1956, 1959, 1960 and 1962. He sired nine horses that were recognized by official voting as champions of their divisions...most notable, T.V. Lark, What A Pleasure and Raja Baba and two that were Horses of the Year...Nashua and Bold Ruler who holds the modern record of seven consecutive sire championships from 1963-1969.

Bio by: Donald Greyfield

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Donald Greyfield
  • Added: 8 Mar 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8483918
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Nasrullah (2 Mar 1940–26 May 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8483918, citing Claiborne Farm Equine Cemetery, Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .