Hall of Fame, Horses

Jay Trump
Dark bay or brown gelding foaled in 1959. Died in 1966. By Tonga Prince-Be Trump, by Bernborough

Breeder:Jan Sensenich
Owner:Mrs. Mary Stephenson
Trainer:Crompton (Tommy) Smith Jr.

Race History

Painting by Richard Stone Reeves
NMR Collection

Jay Trump raced with little success as a claiming horse at 2 and 3. He was then purchased by trainer Tommy Crompton as a steeplechase prospect for Mrs. Mary Stephenson.

At 6 Jay Trump won the first of three Maryland Hunt Cups. The following year he won 5 out of 6 races including the Eastern hunt "Triple Crown", consisting of the My Lady's Manor, the American Grand National, and the Maryland Hunt Cup. At 8 Jay Trump became the first American-bred horse, owned and ridden by Americans, to win England's Grand National at Aintree. He defeated Freddie by a length in this race.

Jay Trump was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 1971.

Jay Trump winning England's Grand National
©Winant's Photo

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