HASTINGS (USA) br. H, 1893
DP = 0-0-0-0-0 (0) DI = Inf CD = Inf - 21 Starts, 10 Wins, 8 Places, 0 Shows Career Earnings: $16,340
Owner: August Belmont, Jr. Breeder: Dr. J. D. Nest State Bred: KY Winnings: 21 Starts: 10 - 8 - 0, $16,340
At 2: WON Surf Stakes At 3: WON Belmont Stakes, Toboggan Handicap, Kearney Stakes 2ND Withers Stakes, Tidal Stakes (to MARGRAVE) At 4: WON Kearney Handicap (DH), Westchester Highweight Handicap 2ND Culver Handicap, Omnium Handicap, First Special, Ocean Handicap
1897: Brooklyn JC was to set up 4-way match between him and Handspring, Requital and Ben Brush.
Leading sire in North America (1902, 1908) Sire of Fair Play & Grand Sire of Man O' War.
By 1902 he led the General Sire list with only 2 and 3YOs racing, at the time an unprecedented feat. Notorious for his bad temper, stablehands dare not approach him on the rare occasion that they needed to catch him (they built special chutes from his stall to his pasture and to the breeding shed in order to handle him as little as possible) without literally carrying a big stick for defense purposes. Hastings died June 17, 1917 and was buried in an unmarked grave that is sadly now lost.