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Sweep, 1907, by Ben Brush out of Pink Domino. This is an­other small Ben Brush horse out of a mare with close-up Lex­ing­ton blood. Here, how­ever, we see the long, flex­i­ble cou­pling so char­ac­ter­is­tic of suc­cess­ful sprint­ers. Nonethe­less Sweep ran at clas­sic dis­tances through­out his ca­reer of 13 starts, with nine wins. He was the Bel­mont Stakes win­ner in 1910 when that race was con­tested at 1 3/8 mile, with a time of 2:22. Highly suc­cess­ful as a sire of brood­mares, he pro­duced three daugh­ters who were dams of Ken­tucky y Derby win­ners—Beam­ing ng Beauty (dam of Bub­bling g Over), Brushup (dam of War Ad­mi­ral), and Dust st Whirl (dam of Whirl­away). War Ad­mi­ral and Whirl­away were Triple Crown win­ners. Sweep’s s daugh­ter Washoe e Belle is the an­ces­tress of cham­pi­ons For­ward Pass and Aly­dar, while his daugh­ter La Chica gave rise to the Na­tive Dancer–North­ern Dancer– Mr. Prospec­tor lin­eage that

com­pletely dom­i­nates flat track rac­ing to­day. As suc­cess­ful as he was at sir­ing clas­sic-dis­tance horses, Sweep also pos­sessed blaz­ing speed, and he has con­se­quently been in­flu­en­tial also in Quar­ter Horse breed­ing, his name for ex­am­ple ap­pear­ing in the pedi­gree of cham­pion quar­ter-miler Easy Jet.



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