SENSATION (USA) br. H, 1877
DP = 0-0-0-0-0 (0) DI = Inf CD = Inf - 8 Starts, 8 Wins, 0 Places, 0 Shows Career Earnings: $20,250
Owner: George L. Lorillard Winnings: 8 Starts: 8 - 0 - 0, $20,250
1879: Won July S. (beat GRENADA), Flash S. (beat GRENADA & LUKE BLACKBURN), Juvenile Stk, Nursery Stk (Jerome Pk dash; beat GRENADA), Criterion Stk (Monmouth dash; beat GRENADA), Saratoga Stk (beat GRENADA), Central Stk (Pimlico dash; beat GRENADA)
Undefeated and unextended in 8 juvenile starts, all stakes, to be the uncontested champion of his division; however, stepped on a stone before opening his 3yo season and could not be raced again.
He first showed his quality when tried as a yearling; in his trial, he defeated two-year-old Monitor, stakes-placed that year and later a stakes winner many times over. Pierre Lorillard stood him at his Rancocas Stud after the death of his brother George. Sensation was eventually sent to England and ranked second on the general sire list there in 1899.