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Among the many honors and awards for Mineola Farm is the 2007 Induction of Swoon’s Son into the Racing Hall of Fame

Swoon's Son
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Jack G. Jones, Jr.

Foaled at owner-breeder E. Gay Drake’s Mineola Farm in Lexington, Ky. on Friday, February 13, 1953, Swoon’s Son developed into a distinguished runner who dominated stakes company in Chicago and the Midwest. Swoon’s Son showed speed, class, and rugged durability as he won a total of 22 stakes and defeated champions such as Round Table and Needles during his four-year career. At two, he was tested early by trainer Lex Wilson and placed in two Florida winter stakes. Later, Swoon’s Son won the Bashford Manor Stakes in Kentucky and four stakes in Chicago, including both the Arlington Futurity and Washington Park Futurity. In his three-year-old season of 1956, he won 10 of 12 starts, including the Arlington Classic over Preakness winner Fabius and champion Doubledogdare. The high point of that campaign was his victory over Kentucky Derby-Belmont winner Needles in the 1 3/16-mile American Derby on grass. Swoon’s Son then added the Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs.

At four and five, Swoon’s Son frequently won with 130 or more pounds, and he carried 132 the day he defeated Fabius in the first of his two victories in the Equipoise Mile. The next year, Swoon’s Son carried 129 as he defeated Horse of the Year Round Table, plus Bardstown and Clem, in the same race. Swoon’s Son set track records at sprint distances at Keeneland and Arlington Park and at middle distances over both grass and dirt at Washington Park and Hawthorne. He was retired to stud in January 1959 with a career record of 30 victories from 51 starts and ranked fourth on the career earnings list with $970,605.

Swoon's Son was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 2007.

Race History

Year

Age

Starts

First

Second

Third

Earned

1955

2

13

7

4

1

$236,705

1956

3

12

10

2

0

$317,050

1957

4

15

8

2

2

$215,150

1958

5

11

5

2

0

$201,700

 

Totals:

51

30

10

3

$970,605

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