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Gallant Bloom

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Gallant Bloom (NMR Collection)
Gallant Bloom
Induction Year: 
1977
Foaled: 
1966
Breeder: 
King Ranch
Owner: 
King Ranch
Trainer: 
Max Hirsch, William J. Hirsch
Sire: 
Gallant Man
Dam: 
Multiflora
Damsire: 
Beau Max
Career Years: 
1968-1970
Starts: 
22
First: 
16
Second: 
1
Third: 
1
Earnings: 
$535,739.00

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Bio

Gallant Bloom, bred and owned by King Ranch’s Robert J. Kleberg, Jr., won a total of 12 stakes races in her career and posted a 12-race win streak stretching from her juvenile season into her 4-year-old campaign.

 

As a 2-year-old in 1968, Gallant Bloom won the National Stallion, Matron and Gardenia stakes and was named Champion 2-Year-Old Filly by Daily Racing Form. After finishing second in the Frizette at Belmont Park in October 1968, Gallant Bloom did not lose again until June 1970. Gallant Bloom was trained by Max Hirsch as a 2-year-old before his son, William J. “Buddy” Hirsch, conditioned her in 1969 and 1970.

 

During her undefeated sophomore campaign of 1969, Gallant Bloom won the Liberty Belle Handicap, Post-Deb Stakes, Monmouth Oaks, Delaware Oaks, Gazelle Handicap (defeating Shuvee), Matchmaker Stakes (defeating the older Gamely) and Spinster Stakes. With a perfect record of eight wins from as many starts, Gallant Bloom was named Champion 3-Year-Old Filly, as well as the Daily Racing Form’s Champion Female Handicap Horse.

 

Gallant Bloom extended her win streak to 12 with victories in the Santa Maria Handicap and Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap to begin her 4-year-old campaign in 1970. The streak was finally ended when Gallant Bloom was beaten in the Nassau County Handicap. After finishing off the board in the Suburban Handicap, Gallant Bloom was retired because of an ankle injury with a career record of 16-1-1 from 22 starts and earnings of $535,739.

 

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