OH MY FUCKIN’ GOD !!!!!!!
Oil Royalty (1958- ?)
A big bay filly by Greek Song out of Oil Princess, Oil Royalty was a tough mare that raced 107 times racing for five years and winning stakes races from ages 3 to 6. Her stakes wins included the Firenze Handicap, Goose Girl Stakes, Las Flores Handicap, Beldame Stakes, Vineland Handicap, Top Flight Handicap, and the Santa Barbara Handicap. This photo was taken the day before her Top Flight win.
Oil Royalty was sent to France in 1972.
Fitz Herbert (1906-??)
"About as lucky a race horse as ever galloped over a prepared track won the $6,000 Brooklyn Handicap yesterday when Fitz Herbert, first from end to end and just about straight when he got to the winning post under a beautifully perfect ride by Jockey Eddie Dugan, flashed by the judges a length before the horse that always is promising."
Bred by Perry Belmont, the son of August Belmont, Fitz Herbert was born in 1906. His sire was Ethelbert, a horse who set a world record for the 2 1/4 mile distance in 1900 with a time of 3:49 1/5. His dam was the Emperor mare Morganatic.
In 1908, Fitz Herbert was sold by trainer A.J. Joyner to Herman Brandt for $3,500. When he was owned by Brandt, Fitz Herbert won the Firestone Purse at Sheepshead Bay and the Elmhurst Selling Stakes. Brandt would sell the small bay colt to trainer Sam Hildreth.
The next year while being trained by Hildreth, Fitz Herbert won the Suburban Handicap, Jerome Handicap, Lawrence Realization Stakes (set new world record), Bowie Handicap, Coney Island Jockey Club Stakes, Advance Stakes, Broadway Stakes, Election Day Handicap, and the Pocanticos Stakes. He was ridden by jockey Cal Shillings in all these races.
In 1910, Hildreth sold Fitz Herbert for $40,000 to Charles Kohler Ramapo Stock Farm in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey. Soon after Fitz Herbert and other horses from Kohler’s stable were shipped to France to be trained in steeplechasing. Fitz Herbert had little success and was retired to stud. His career record was 46 starts, 31 wins, 7 seconds, and 3 thirds.
Fitz Herbert only sired a handful of foals, but his best was a filly named Escarpolette. Escarpolette "Started racing as a two-year-old in 1919, and was still racing hard in her ninth year, 1926. About evenly divided as to years, she started in 261 races, of which she was thirty-two times the winner, thirty-four times second, forty-three times third, and one hundred and fifty-two times fourth or unplaced. She ran on all kinds of tracks and in all kinds of races to win a total of $37,286.20."