bred and/or raced by Rutledge Farm
COLONIAL AFFAIR (1990)
SUR LA TETE (1998)
2006 - Royal Chase
2006 - Iroquois Steeplechase
2005 - Iroquois Steeplechase
2004 - Meadowbrook Stakes
2004 - Georgia Cup
2006, 2005, 2004 - Steeplechase
RECORD SET AT CHARLES TOWN RACES
Researcher raced under Rutledge Farm colors to set a new 1 1/8 mile track record. In that performance, Researcher also ran a record Equibase Speed Figure of 133 , which was the highest Speed Figure for North American racing that year, establishing him as an underdog who became one of racing’s all-time greatest. As of early 2018, no horse in North American racing has ever run a faster Equibase Speed Figure.
2 RECORDS SET AT BELMONT PARK
Colonial Affair’s Belmont history-making victory established his jockey (Julie Krone) as the first female jockey to win a Classic stakes race.
Sur La Tete’s triumph established a blistering new track record time.
1994 - Excelsior Breeder's Cup
1993 - Peter Pan Stakes
1994 - Older Male
ECLIPSE AWARDS (2 RUNNERS UP)
Colonial Affair is the 1994 Runner Up for an Eclipse Award (Older Male), only 3 votes shy (out of a possible 247 votes) of winning.
Sur La Tete is the 2004, 2005, and 2006 Runner Up for an Eclipse Award (Steeplechase)
CLASSIC WINNERS AND MULTIPLE LEGS OF TWO TRIPLE CROWNS
Colonial Affair’s 1993 Belmont Stakes win was the third leg of thoroughbred flat racing’s Triple Crown (Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes).
Sur La Tete’s 2004 Georgia Cup and Meadowbrook Stakes wins were the first and third legs of Steeplechasing’s 2004 Triple Crown. (Georgia Cup, National Hunt Cup, Meadowbrook Stakes)
Prior to 2004, the Steeplechasing Triple Crown consisted of different races than it does now.