1943

Count Fleet

John D. Hertz
Owner
Don Cameron
Trainer
Johnny Longden
Jockey
Mrs. Fannie Hertz
Breeder
Reigh Count
Sire
Quickly
Dam
$250,300
Lifetime Earnings
16-4-1
Win-Place-Show Stats Lifetime
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Count Fleet
On June 1, 1942, when the world was locked in the deadly conflict of WWII, a 2-year-old brown son of Kentucky Derby winner Reigh Count stepped onto the track at Belmont Park.
Owner
John D. Hertz
Photo for John D. Hertz

John D. Hertz was a sports writer and founder of both the Yellow Cab Company and the Hertz rental car company.

Trainer
Don Cameron

"Don" Cameron is best known for his time with Stoner Creek Stud training horses for its owners, John and Fannie Hertz.

Jockey
Johnny Longden

Johnny Longden, who was called "The Pumper" by his fellow jockeys because of his riding style, rode many of the great thoroughbreds of the day. A founding member of the Jockeys' Guild in 1940, Longden was the United States' leading jockey in races won in 1938,1947, and 1948. He was voted the prestigious George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in 1952. In 1958, Longden was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.