Hall of Fame, Horses

Hill Prince
Bay colt foaled in 1947. Died in 1970. By Princequillo-Hildene, by Bubbling Over

Inducted:1991
Breeder:Christopher T. Chenery
Owner:Christopher T. Chenery
Trainer:J.H. (Casey) Hayes

Race History
YearAgeStartsFirstSecondThirdEarned
194927610$46,225
1950315823$314,265
195146221$46,900
195252100$14,750
 Totals:301754$422,140

Hill Prince in the Preakness Winner's Circle, Arcaro up
©Keeneland-Morgan

Hill Prince was a champion for each of his first three years of racing. He won six of his first seven starts, including the Cowdin Stakes. At year's end he was named Champion 2-year-old.

In his finest season at 3, Hill Prince won the Wood Memorial, Withers, Preakness, American Derby, Jerome Handicap, Jockey Club Gold Cup, and Sunset Handicap. He ended the season with Horse of the Year honors. At 4 Hill Prince won the New York Handicap, but his season was cut short by a fractured cannon bone. Despite the injury, he was named Handicap Horse of the Year. The following season Hill Prince won the San Marcos Handicap in his final victory.

At stud Hill Prince sired 23 stakes winners as well as the dams of Hall of Fame members Dark Mirage and Shuvee.

Hill Prince was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 1991.

Hill Prince wins the Jockey Club Gold Cup, Arcaro up
©Keeneland-Morgan

 

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