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rarus

Year of Birth: 
1867
Immortal: 
Yes
Elected as Immortal: 
1978
Year of Death: 
1892
Gait: 
Trotter
Record: 
t,2:13 1/4
Sire: 
Conklin's Abdallah
Dam: 
Nancy Awful
Sire of Dam: 
Telegraph
Biography: 

Foaled in 1867 at Greenpoint, New York, Rarus was sired by Conklin's Abdallah 15 out of Nancy Awful. At three years of age, he was broken to harness and won his first race around 3:00. From 1874 to 1876, on the Grand Circuit, Rarus reduced the record to 2:30 3/4. In 1878 he trotted in 2:13 1/4, was sold to Robert Bonner for $36,000 and was retired. Rarus died in 1892 at Bonner's farm.

Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals