Cryptoclearance (April 9, 1984 – September 24, 2009) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse….who was tained by future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Scotty Schulhofer….while leading up to the 1987 U.S. Triple Crown series, Cryptoclearance won the Florida Derby….then he ran fourth in the Kentucky Derby….and third in the Preakness Stakes to winner Alysheba….then was second to Bet Twice in the Belmont Stakes.
Cryptoclearance raced for three years….while winning twelve of his forty-four starts….of which three were Grade I events.
Retired to stud duty, Cryptoclearance stood at Margaux Farmin Midway, Kentucky….where as a sire, his top offspring includes:
Victory Gallop, winner of the 1998 Belmont Stakes Classic and voted 1999 American Champion Older Male Horse. Retired from racing with career earnings of $3,505,895.
Cryptocloser, 1997 Canadian Champion 3-Year-Old Male Horse
Volponi, winner of the 2002 Breeders’ Cup Classic….who retired with career earnings of $3,187,232. This video provides an inside look at what race day for The Preakness Stakes was like for the racehorse Cryptoclearance….which provides a wonderful insight into what it takes to prepare a world class throroughbred horse to race….and is well worth the watch by any and all horse racing enthusiasts