Chestnut colt foaled in 1891 by Knight of Ellerslie-Moss Rose, by The III-Used
Breeder: Lucien O. Appleby
Owner: Byron McClelland/August Belmont |I
Trainer: Byron McClelland/John Hyland
Record: 42 starts: 29 wins, 8 seconds, 3 thirds. Earnings of $68,985
Henry of Navarre was the Horse of the Year in 1894 and 1895 and beat the best of his era. At 3 he had nine consecutive victories, including the Belmont and Travers Stakes. After winning the Travers Stakes, Henry of Navarre met champion two-year-old Domino in a match race which finished in a dead heat. Three weeks later they met again, along with older champion Clifford in a race to determine the 1894 championship. Henry of Navarre beat his rivals by 3/4 length, earning Horse of the Year honors.
Henry of Navarre was inducted in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1985 and the New Jersey-bred Hall of Fame in 2012.