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Alan-a-Dale: Alan A. Dale is a fictional character from the 1958 film The Son of Robin Hood.
- also known as Alan A. Dale, Allan A'Dayle
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Alan-a-Dale is an American Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning the 1902 Kentucky Derby. He was named for a figure in the Robin Hood legend. According to the stories, he was a wandering minstrel who became a member of Robin's band of outlaws, the "Merry Men." He was bred by Thomas McDowell at his Ashland Stud in Lexington, Kentucky. He was the son of the 1895 Kentucky Derby winner Halma. Raced and trained by McDowell, at age two Alan-a-Dale won three of his four starts but the following year health problems kept him out of racing until Kentucky Derby time. Ridden by future Hall of Fame jockey Jimmy Winkfield, the official Kentucky Derby website says that Alan-a-Dale had a lead of six lengths and despite going lame down the stretch, "carried on with flawless courage to win by a nose." This injury kept Alan-a-Dale out of racing for the rest of the year.
- born in (116 years ago)
- died in (90 years ago)
Alan-a-dale a.k.a. Alan A. Dale was cargo ship that served under United States control during World War II. Originally the Danish ship Nordvest, she was requisitioned in 1941, and sunk off the Netherlands in late 1944.
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McDowell's Alan-a-Dale, Inventor, The Rival.... C. R, Ellison's Judge Himes, Early, Bourbon L. Durnell's Elwood.Ed. Tierney, Brancas Is. S. Brown's Agile, Rams Horn, Layson SUBURBAN HANDICAP, SHEEPSHEAD BAY. (Distance, li£ ...
by Talcott Williams, Frank Moore Colby
See ALAN-A-DALE. ALLENDE. A city in Mexico. See SAN Mrsum. on ALLENDE. AL'LENITES. See ALLEN, Hsxar. ALLENSTEIN, iil'lén-stin. A town ...
The Disney Song Encyclopedia (2009)
by Thomas S. Hischak, Mark A. Robinson
When the vengeful Prince John again raises the taxes, the people of Nottingham are destitute, and many are thrown into debtors' prison—including the rooster troubadour Alan-a-Dale (voice of Roger Miller), who sings the folk-like lament ...
The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1999)
by John Clute, John Grant
Starring Richard Coleman (Alan-a-Dale), Rufus Cruikshank (Little John in later episodes), ...
Ali Baba to Zombies by R. G. Young
Lloyd Talman (Alan-a-Dale), Wilson Benge (A Henchman to King John), ...
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