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Sep. 26, 2009, 01:52 PM
Does anyone know about a champion American steeplechaser of the 1800s named Milesian (http://www.pedigreequery.com/milesian2)? From what little I've been able to find on the net,
He was owned by a Canadian/American lawyer named Dugald J. Bannatyne, who sometimes rode Milesian himself.
He was once apparently cheated in a 'chase at Saratoga, being ruled having left the course during the race when, in fact, he was the only horse to have run the whole course between the flags.
At McDougall's Farm near Montreal he won a 3-mile chase and a 4-mile chase on the same day, a feat which by itself should have guaranteed some lasting fame.
Unlike most 'chasers, he was intact and retired to stud.

Oct. 4, 2009, 06:23 PM