Hall of Fame, Horses

Miss Woodford
Brown filly foaled in 1880. Died in 1899. By Billet-Fancy Jane, by Neil Robinson

Breeder:Woodford and Clay
Owner:Phil and Mike Dwyer
Trainer:James Rowe, Sr.

Race History


Racing in the 1880's, Miss Woodford was the first horse in America to win $100,000, a feat she accomplished over five seasons, against the best colts of her day, at distances up to 2 1/2 miles. She won two of her three match races.

At 3, 4, and 5 Miss Woodford won 16 consecutive races. It comes as no surprise that Hall of Fame trainers Fitzsimmons, Healey, Joyner, Walden, and Rowe, all considered her the best filly of all. Highlights of her 3-year-old campaign included Miss Woodford's victory in the Pimlico Stakes where she defeated George Kinney, best colt in her crop.

Miss Woodford was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 1967.

Miss Woodford defeats Freeland in a match race, 1885,
print by Charles L. Zellinsky,
NMR Collection

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