A chestnut colt by Khaled, out of Iron Reward was foaled on 1 March 1952. He was bred and owned by Rex C. Ellsworth.
Trained by Mesh Tenney, the colt, named Swaps, won 19 races from 25 starts, including the 1955 San Vicente Stakes, Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby, Californian Stakes, and American Derby.
The following year he took the Broward Handicap, Sunset Handicap, American Handicap, Argonaut Handicap, Hollywood Gold Cup, Washington Park Handicap and the 1956 U.S. Horse of the Year title.
Happy 62nd Birthday, Swapsie. <3
One of the all-time greats.