b/b John B. Harper, KY. 30-23-3-1, $27,550 3yo: (NTR Lexington, KY, for 1-5/8mi in 2:49-1/4) Phoenix Hotel Stk (beat ARISTIDES), Post Stk, Merchants Post Stk (heat match), Maxwell House Stk (heat match)
Stakes & Major Handicap Winners and Their Dams claims horse is A23
Only contemporary who consistently defeated him was Aristides, as in the 1st KY Derby
Defeated Mollie McCarty in match race at Louisville, & ran 2nd to Parole in famous 3-way match race of 1877 at Pimlico, for which Congress adjourned early to go to Pimlico
Set 4 ARs at distances ranging from 1 mile to 4 miles (inc. 2-5/8 mi @ Lex, KY as 4yo)
3yo: 2nd KY St. Leger
Hall of Fame, 1982
Died 1887 buried Nantura Stock Farm (one of oldest horse markers in KY).