MORE CHAMPIONS DESCENDED FROM BONNIE SCOTLAND
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.