MIDDLEGROUND (USA) ch. H, 1947
DP = 6-0-4-0-2 (12) DI = 2.00 CD = 0.67 - 15 Starts, 6 Wins, 6 Places, 2 Shows Career Earnings: $237,725
Owner: King Ranch Breeder: King Ranch State Bred: TX Winnings: 15 Starts: 6 - 6 - 2, $237,725
At 2: WON Hopeful Stakes
3RD Arlington Futurity
At 3: WON Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes
2ND Preakness S., Derby Trial, Wood Memorial, Withers S.
3RD Leonard Richards Stakes
Assigned high-weight of 126 lbs on John B. Campbell's Experimental Hcp for 2 yos of 1949 (ARM)
Died in 1972. Buried at King Ranch, Kingsville TX.
Won the Kentucky Derby and Belmont with apprentice jockey William (Bill) Boland aboard. He was only the second apprentice to win the Derby. The first, Ira Hanford, won in 1936 with Bold Venture -- sire of Middleground.