Hall of Fame, Horses

Dahlia
Chestnut filly foaled in 1970. By Vaguely Noble-Charming Alibi, by Honeys Alibi

Inducted:1981
Breeder:Nelson Bunker Hunt
Owner:Nelson Bunker Hunt
Trainer:Maurice Zilber through age 5
Charles Whittingham at 6

Race History
YearAgeStartsFirstSecondThirdEarned
197224110$17,144
1973310611$588,165
1974410503$603,670
1975511112$147,714
1976613201$178,750
 Totals:481537$1,535,443

Dahlia in a morning workout
credit: N.Y.R.A.

Dahlia spent most of her career racing in Europe and winning their most prestigious stakes. A champion grass horse, she was also the first female Thoroughbred to earn $1 million.

At 3, Dahlia won the Irish Oaks, England's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, and the Washington, D.C. International at Laurel. As a 4-year-old Dahlia won England's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes again, as well as the Benson and Hedges Gold Cup (UK), the Man o'War Stakes (US) and the Canadian International. She was then named Champion Grass Horse of 1974. The highlight of Dahlia's 5th year was her repeat victory in the Benson and Hedges Gold Cup. At 6 Dahlia defeated males in the Hollywood Invitational.

Dahlia was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 1981.

Dahlia and Lester Piggot win the Benson and Hedges Gold Cup
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