Busanda

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Busanda (1947–1968) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse best remembered as the dam of U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Buckpasser.

Busanda
SireWar Admiral
GrandsireMan o' War
DamBusinesslike
DamsireBlue Larkspur
SexMare
Foaled1947
CountryUnited States
ColourBlack
BreederOgden Phipps
OwnerOgden Phipps
TrainerJames E. Fitzsimmons &
Bartholomew Sweeney (Assistant)
Record65: 10-5-13
Earnings$182,460
Major wins
Alabama Stakes (1950)
New Castle Handicap (1951)
Suburban Handicap (1951)
Top Flight Handicap (1951)
Saratoga Cup (1951, 1952)
Diana Handicap (1952)
Honors
Busanda Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

Background

Busanda was sired by 1937 U.S. Triple Crown champion War Admiral, a son of Man o' War, who was ranked first in the Blood-Horse magazine list of the top 100 U.S. Thoroughbred champions of the 20th Century. Busanda's dam, Businesslike, was sired by U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Blue Larkspur and out of the extremely important broodmare La Troienne.

Businesslike was owned by Colonel E. R. Bradley at the time of Busanda's conception. When Bradley died in August 1946, Businesslike was sold to Ogden Phipps, who became Busanda's breeder of record.

Busanda's name is an acronym for the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts, which was a Navy bureau that Phipps had served in during World War II.

Busanda was conditioned by Hall of Fame trainer "Sunny Jim" Fitzsimmons, who handled a large string of horse for the Phipps family. In some of her races, though, Fitzsimmons' assistant Bartholomew Sweeney is recorded as the trainer.

Racing career

In an era when most Thoroughbreds were raced frequently and for two to three years, Busanda made sixty-five starts during four seasons of competition. At age two, her best showing was a third-place finish to winner Bed o'Roses in the Selima Stakes at Laurel Park Racecourse. Although as a three-year-old in 1950 she won the important Alabama Stakes, it was at age four in 1951 when she had her best campaign. That year, her performances included wins against male horses when she captured the New Castle and Suburban handicaps as well as the Saratoga Cup. In 1952, in addition to her second straight Saratoga Cup, she won the Diana Handicap before being retired to broodmare duty.

Retirement

Bred to U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Tom Fool, in 1963 Busanda produced the colt Buckpasser, who was the 1966 American Horse of the Year and a 1970 U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee.

Pedigree

Pedigree of Busanda, black mare, foaled 1947
Sire
War Admiral
br. 1934
Man o' War
ch. 1917
Fair Play
ch. 1905
Hastings
Fairy Gold (GB)
Mahubah
b. 1910
Rock Sand (GB)
Merry Token (GB)
Brushup
b. 1929
Sweep
br. 1907
Ben Brush
Pink Domino
Annette K.
b. 1921
Harry of Hereford (GB)
Bathing Girl (IRE)
Dam
Businesslike
br. 1939
Blue Larkspur
b. 1926
Black Servant
br. 1918
Black Toney
Padula (IRE)
Blossom Time
br. 1920
North Star III (GB)
Vaila (IRE)
La Troienne (FR)
b. 1926
Teddy (FR)
b. 1913
Ajax (FR)
Rondeau (GB)
Helene de Troie (FR)
b. 1916
Helicon (GB)
Lady of Pedigree (GB)

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