Damascus - Copernica, by Nijinsky (CAN) | 1985 Horse -
Bred in Virginia by Paul Mellon, Crusader Sword raced in the colors of Mellon’s Rokeby Stables. Trained by Mack Miller, the bright bay colt showed outstanding precocity with victories in two prestigious 2 year old races at Saratoga, the Hopeful S (G1) and Saratoga Special (G2).
Crusader Sword Running by Connie Bush
Crusader Sword by Connie Bush
He also won at Belmont and got a third in the Belmont Futurity (G1). At 3 he continued his wins at those tracks and took a third in the Tom Fool (G2) at Belmont, for $327,476 career earnings.
After standing much of his stud career near the scene of his racing triumphs, at Questroyal and Foggy Bottom farms, this true, if honorary, New Yorker was welcomed to the Bobby Frankel Division of Old Friends at Cabin Creek, New York.
Modified On: 9/19/2012
CRUSADER SWORD's Info:
Owner: Rokeby Stables
Breeder: Paul Mellon
State Bred: VA
Winnings: 21 Starts: 6 - 3 - 5, $327,476
At 2: WON Hopeful S.(G1,Sar,6.5F), Saratoga Special S.(G2,Sar,6F); 3rd Futurity S.(G1,Bel,7F)
At 4: 3rd Tom Fool S.(G2,Bel,7F).
Entered stud in 1990 in Florida; to New York in 1997.
Among the leading sires in New York (stands at Foggy Bottom Farm).
Retired to the Bobby Frankel Division of Old Friends at Cabin Creek Farm, New York, September 4, 2010. (courtesy pedigreequery.com)