Crusader with Sande up


Crusader with Sande up


Photography of horse sports


Photograph of the American Thoroughbred Crusader with jockey Earl Sande up.

Crusader, sired by Man o’ War out of Star Fancy, was bred and owned by Sam Riddle. Trained by G.R. Tompkins, Crusader was honored as Horse of the Year in 1926, with a three-year-old record of 9-4-0 from 15 starts and earnings of $166,033. He was inducted in the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame in 1995.

Earl Sande, inducted in the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame in 1955, was one of the country’s most popular jockeys in the 1920s and 1930s. His many stakes wins included three Kentucky Derby (1923, 1925, 1930), five Belmont Stakes (1921, 1923, 1924, 1927, 1930), and four Jockey Club Gold Cup (1921, 1922, 1927, 1930) victories. He won the Triple Crown in 1930 atop Gallant Fox.


Charles Christian Cook


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Charles Christian Cook, “Crusader with Sande up,” The Keeneland Library, accessed June 14, 2021,

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