EMILY ELLEN t, 2:09¼ Hall of Fame 1966 [1907-1945]
Emily Ellen was foaled in 1907; bred by David M. Look of Castleton Farm, this blind fabled broodmare lived to the age of thirty-eight and died in 1945. By coincidence, she was born the day Look's father passed away. It was the elder Look who suggested the mating of her dam, Morning Bells, with Todd, a leading sire of colt speed. A good racehorse for the limited amount of racing she did, Emily Ellen is best remembered as a broodmare. Called the Queen of Castleton, she produced fourteen foals in sixteen years by eight different sires. The world champion Spencer Scott, 1:57¼, is descended from Emily Ellen.