Althea was the champion two year old filly of 1983, when she defeated colts in the Grade II Del Mar Futurity. She was the fastest of a powerful contingent of juvenile fillies from the D. Wayne Lukas stable that included Life's Magic and Lucky Lucky Lucky.

After her impressive victory in the Arkansas Derby over a field of colts with triple crown aspirations, Althea was sent to Louisville as one of the favorites in the 1984 Kentucky Derby. In the race, Althea was sent immediately to the front at the start. She set the pace for six furlongs before being passed by Swale, the eventual winner. Althea then tired to finished 19th in the 20 horse field.

In her career, she won three Grade I stakes: the Hollywood Starlet Stakes, the Santa Susana Stakes, and the Arkansas Derby. Other races whe won include the Del Mar Debutante Stakes, Hollywood Juvenile Championship, and the Las Virgenes Stakes. Althea finished second in the Oak Leaf Stakes, Fantasy Stakes, Landaluce Stakes, and Anoakia Stakes.

 chestnut filly
 DP: 19-8-23-2-0
 DI: 2.85
 CD: 0.85
Raise A Native
Native Dancer, 1950Polynesian, 1942
Geisha, 1943
Raise You, 1946Case Ace, 1934
Lady Glory, 1934
Sweet Tooth
On And On, 1956Nasrullah, 1940
Two Lea, 1946
Plum Cake, 1958Ponder, 1946
Real Delight, 1949
Courtly Dee
Never Bend
Nasrullah, 1940Nearco, 1935
Mumtaz Begum, 1932
Lalun, 1952Djeddah, 1945
Be Faithful, 1942
War Admiral, 1934Man o' War, 1917
Brushup, 1929
Judy Rae, 1944Beau Pere, 1927
Betty Derr, 1928
6/22/1983 Hollywood maiden 1 (10) Althea, Miss Camouflage, Big Potential
7/9/1983 Hollywood Landaluce Stakes 2 2 (11) Simple Magic, Althea, Rebs Gateau
7/23/1983 Hollywood Hollywood Juvenile Championship 1 10 (9) Althea, Rejected Suitor, Auto Commander
9/4/1983 Del Mar Del Mar Debutante 1 15 (6) Althea, Diachrony, Victorious Joy
9/14/1983 Del Mar Del Mar Futurity 1 (5) Althea, Juliet's Pride, Gumboy
10/26/1983 Santa Anita Anoakia Stakes 2 (4) Percipient, Althea, Personable Lady
11/12/1983 Santa Anita Oak Leaf Stakes 2 (9) Life's Magic, Althea, Percipient
11/27/1983 Hollywood Hollywood Starlet Stakes 1 (6) Althea, Life's Magic, Spring Loose
12/18/1983 Hollywood Hollywood Futurity 6 11 (12) Fali Time, Bold T. Jay, Life's Magic
2/25/1984 Santa Anita Las Virgenes Stakes 1 no (5) Althea, Vagabond Gal, My Darling One
3/11/1984 Santa Anita Santa Susana Stakes 1 ¾ (5) Althea, Personable Lady, Life's Magic
4/14/1984 Oaklawn Fantasy Stakes 2 ¾ (6) My Darling One, Althea, Personable Lady
4/21/1984 Oaklawn Arkansas Derby 1 5 (11) Althea, Pine Circle, Gate Dancer
5/5/1984 Churchill Downs youtube Kentucky Derby 19 31 (20) Swale, Coax Me Chad, At The Threshold
6/27/1984 Hollywood A Gleam Handicap 6 12 (9) Lass Trump, Pleasure Cay, Angel Savage



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