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Brokers Tip

Brokers Tip
Sire Black Toney
Grandsire Peter Pan
Dam Forteresse
Damsire Sardanapale
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1930
Country United States
Colour Brown
Breeder Idle Hour Stock Farm
Owner Edward R. Bradley
Silks: White, Green Hoops, White Sleeves, Green Cap
Trainer Henry J. Thompson
Record 14: 1-2-1
Earnings $49,600
Major wins
Kentucky Derby (1933)
Interred on the Kentucky Derby Museum
grounds at Churchill Downs

Brokers Tip (March 16, 1930 – July 14, 1953), by Black Toney out of the French mare Forteresse,[1] was a Thoroughbred racehorse and the only horse in history whose sole win was in the Kentucky Derby.

Kentucky Derby

His Derby win went down in history as the "Fighting Finish" because Brokers Tip's jockey (Don Meade) and Herb Fisher (the jockey aboard rival Head Play) literally fought one another atop their mounts down the homestretch. In an era before photo finishes, Brokers Tip was declared the winner by a nose.[2]

Retirement and stud record

Retired to stud duty, Brokers Tip was standing at stud in California in December 1941 when his stature as a stallion increased considerably as a result of the 1941 successes of his son Market Wise, who went on to earn 1943 American Co-Champion Older Male Horse honors.[3]

Broker's Tip was donated to UC Davis in 1950 by then-owner Ralph Taylor for veterinary instructional purposes. Broker's Tip, at age 23, was euthanized on July 14, 1953 due to problems associated with old age. His skeleton was preserved for future study at the University of California.[4]

See also


  1. ^ [1] Brokers Tip's five-generation pedigree. Accessed February 13, 2011.
  2. ^ [2] 1933 Kentucky Derby newsreel. Accessed February 13, 2011.
  3. ^ [3]
  4. ^ NY Times. July 14, 1953

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