The Bard

The Bard

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Description
A black and white print of a standing race horse with a jockey.
The Bard was bred in 1883 by Charles Reed of Fairview Stud Farm in Gallatin, TN. His sire was Longfellow and his dam was Bradamante. Alexander Cassatt, the President of the Pennsylvania Railroad and Monmouth Park Racetrack, purchased The Bard and sent him to be trained by John Huggins. The Bard won the Preakness Stakes in 1886 and finished second in the Belmont Stakes. He missed half of the 1887 season due to a life-threatening illness, but was so popular that regular updates of his condition were published in newspapers. He went on to defeat Hanover twice in the handicap races and continued to dominate until August 2, 1888 when he injured his hind leg and never raced again. In his career, The Bart won 27 of his 47 starts and accumulated $84,990 in prize money. In 1889, The Bard stood at stud in Pennsylvania until he died in 1907.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lithograph
Object Type
Lithograph
Date made
n.d.
maker
unknown
place made
World
Measurements
image: 6 1/4 in x 10 in; 15.875 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
DL.60.3634
catalog number
60.3634
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
subject
Horses
Horse Racing
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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