Rival Clue #1 - A pair of Kentucky bred chestnuts, our rivalry began and ended in our three-year-old seasons.
Rival Clue #2- Both rivals won their second career start, and finished their juvenile season with only one victory.
Rival Clue #3- Our first meeting took place under the iconic twin spires of Churchill Downs.
Rival Clue #4 - Both rivals were grade 1 winners in two different seasons; one season was the same for us, the other was not.
Rival Clue #5 - One rival raced on turf often, while the other never won on anything but dirt.
Rival Clue #6 - Our closest finish came in our second meeting when we ran 1-2, as the sixth choice and the favorite respectively.
Do you know who we are yet?
Rival Clue #7 - We both competed in the Breeders’ Cup at least once, and in fact ran in it in the same year, but not in the same race.
Rival Clue #8 - Both of our trainers are still active, and each have won an American Classic in the 21st century.
Rival Clue #9 - In our three meetings, we each won once, but unfortunately both finished off the board in the final one.
Rival Clue #10 - The rival who finished ahead of the other in two of three, won more stakes, and won more grade 1 stakes, was not the one named a champion.
Rival Clue #11 - In our respective final career races, one rival won a grade 1, while the other could not manage a top ten finish.
Rival Clue #12 - Born the same year, one rival retired at five, while the other retired at four.
Go ahead … Name us both!