BLACK MARIA (USA) blk. F, 1923
DP = 16-12-0-0-10 (38) DI = 2.80 CD = 0.63 - 52 Starts, 18 Wins, 14 Places, 6 Shows Career Earnings: $110,350
Owner: William R. Coe Breeder: William R. Coe State Bred: KY Winnings: 52 Starts: 18 - 14 - 6, $110,350
At 2: 2nd Tomboy H.
At 3: 1st Kentucky Oaks, Twin City H., Ladies H., Illinois Oaks, Aqueduct H., Saratoga Sales S.; 2nd Alabama S., Coaching Club American Oaks; 3rd American Derby, Pimlico Oaks, Huron H.
At 4: 1st Metropolitan H., Continental H., Ladies H., Edgemere H., Aqueduct H.; 2nd Suburban H., Carter H., Washington H.; 4th: Delaware H.
At 5: 1st Whitney H.; 2nd: Merchants and Citizens H.
Champion 3YO Filly of 1926
Champion Older Female of 1927 & 1928
Although some references show Black Maria as being bred by Colonel E. R. Bradley (who imported her dam, *Bird Loose), she is officially listed as being bred by W. R. Coe, who owned her throughout her racing career. The most probable solution to the dilemma is that Colonel Bradley planned the mating, but *Bird Loose was sold to Coe while carrying Black Maria.
Humanely destroyed in 1932 in a paddock accident in which she broke her leg.