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  • Birth 7 Apr 1963 Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 21 Aug 1988 Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 96236884

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.

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  • Originally Created by: Whispers From The Grave
  • Added: 29 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 96236884
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Graustark (7 Apr 1963–21 Aug 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 96236884, citing Darby Dan Farm Equine Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .