Rival Clue #1 - Neither of us were bred in Kentucky, as a matter of fact; only one of us was bred in the United States.
Rival Clue #2- Both rivals have stakes races named after them, but on opposite coasts.
Rival Clue #3- Our first meeting took placing at Belmont going 12 furlongs; one rival did well, the other did not.
Rival Clue #4 - One rival was a champion more than once, the other rival only became a champion after the retirement of the first.
Rival Clue #5 - Both rivals lost their career debuts in races shorter than six furlongs, but combined, were victorious in more than 40 races.
Rival Clue #6 - Our closest finish came in our final meeting when we were only separated by a neck after 1 ½ miles.
Do you know who we are yet?
Rival Clue #7 - Our rivalry spanned only three races, but it lasted two seasons, from October to June.
Rival Clue #8 - Both of our primary trainers have since passed, but not before induction into the Hall of Fame.
Rival Clue #9 - Our racing careers spanned one of the eras in racing recognized as a golden age.
Rival Clue #10 - Our respective records in the rivalry were 3-2-0-0 and 3-1-1-0, but would have been better if not for a disqualification.
Rival Clue #11 - Both rivals now have their place in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
Rival Clue #12 - Born two years apart, our racing careers also ended two years apart.
Go ahead … Name us both!