Glenelg

9| Henry Stull (American, 1851-1913)

Glenelg

Starting bid: $4,500.00

Signed, dated 1880, inscribed verso

Oil on canvas, 18" x 24"

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By Citadel and out of Babta (by Kingston), Glenelg was put up for sale as a yearling in 1867 when August Belmont sent Jacob Pincus specifically to buy the "big bay yearling out of the Kingston mare." He never ran at the age of two, being described as "big and raw," and made his three-year-old debut running second in the 1869 Belmont Stakes to his fellow Belmont owned colt, Fenian, a race in which he was held back so Fenian could take the win. Glenelg would finish the year winning three and placing twice in his five starts with the victories including the Travers and Jerome Stakes. At the age of four he racked up several more stakes wins, notable the Maturity, Breakfast, Bowie, and Excelsior Stakes, before retiring at the age of five with a 10-4-3 record in 18 starts.

Glenelg had a rocky, but very successful, stud career. Originally standing at Belmont's Nursery Stud, he was overshadowed when Belmont purchased the great stallion Kentucky. Sold to Milton Sanford's Preakness Stud in Lexington, Glenelg became a success with Monitor, Idalia, Wade Hampton, and Carley B. all coming from his matches with mares by Lexington. Daniel Swigert purchased Preakness from Sanford in 1881 and renamed it Elmendorf and it was under Swigert when Glenelg flourished more. He was the leading sure in North America for four years, the first to dominate in that fashion since Lexington. His filly Firenzi was his best, she retired as the second highest earning filly in American history at that time, and it was through his daughters that Glenelg?s line is still active today. John's Joy, Dancer's Image, and Stymie are just some descendants who ran in the 20th century.

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