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Carry Back

Status:
Deceased
Owner(s):
Trainer:
Bred:
Florida (USA) by J. A. Price  -  [Add Data]
Pedigree:
Saggy  -  Joppy  by  Star Blen
Rating:
 
Carry Back 1
Carry Back 3
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Carry Back receiving a Crown from a little fan after his Derby Victory in 1961.https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=704968602887233&set=a.189145141136251.61389.189123901138375&type=1&theater
LAZ...don't know if you saw this..it's a rare video on some of the 1960's Preaknesses...CB's is the second one on the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpaKHcAcRFw
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  • travel_vic · Sunday Silence Easy Goer. THe winning photo is so close you can barely make out EG's legs behind SS · 140 days ago
  • LAZMANNICK · Lots of close finishes. In 1962 Greek Money and Ridan going at it for the final mile head to head with Greek Money getting the photo by a nose. In 1965 Dapper Dan was unable to wear down Tom Rolfe and lost by a neck then his jock claimed foul only to be disallowed. Carry Back, though seemed hopelessly beaten at the 16th pole and though he was really coming, Globemaster wasn’t exactly backing off. You knew that Carry Back would catch him eventually, but would he do it before the wire? He did and roared past and won by ¾’s of a length. · 140 days ago
LAZ...The only BloodHorse blog I occasionally post to is Haskin also. He always has interesting articles as you know. Kind of the modern day Joe Hirsch. And as usual you are right, CB later iin his career races much closer to the pace in many of his races, including his emotional win over Mongo and Crimson Satan in his final race (Trenton H'Cap) after coming back from a season at stud. You're right, what a movie it would make...there was so much to his career. BTW,your blogs indicate you may have the DRF "Champions" reference book...all the stories and PP's...best Racing reference book I know of. Just recently updated my copy that includes 2000-2010.
  • LAZMANNICK · Allen, I hope you read Haskins' latest blog, Horsemen and Pioneer Days. Boy does that ever bring you back. · 140 days ago
Here's a great article about the Derby and Preakness in a May 1961 Sports Illustrated magazine. Describes Carry Back's amazing Derby and Preakness wins. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1072605/index.htm
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  • LAZMANNICK · Carry Back was just a cheaply bred horse that turned out to be a star, the stuff that movies are made of. He didn’t always come from behind. In a one mile handicap at Aqueduct where he was assigned the most weight in his career, 133 lbs., he wired the field, running head-to-head early and then drawing away to win by 8 lengths. · 141 days ago
  • travel_vic · Often when a horse is head and shoulders above a filed the tactics are to go for it from the gate IF they can, usually can if that much the best · 141 days ago
One of the truly best come from way behind stretch runners that ever lived.
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  • AllenJoyner · Laz...BTW, I went by the handle Saratoga AJ. ai enjoy talking about the greats of the 50's to 70's, because it was the great days for the sport we love...when 50,000+ fans would show up to see the greats like Kelso, Dr Fager, Buckpasser, Forefo, (and yes, CB) etc. compete in major G-1 races. Sadly, interest in Racing has waned. · 141 days ago
  • LAZMANNICK · Shandler WHO??? That was then, this is now. Allen, it’s funny that you have turned out to be Saratoga AJ. I don’t post on Bloodhorse much anymore and when I do it’s on Haskin’s blogs, but, and this is the truth, I was wondering about you and a few of the other posters that I don’t see much of anymore. I like the fact that you post on here and I enjoy your posts too. I will say that I’ve been around for a while, but even so I still think that I’ve matured from those Jason Sandler days. I hope you continue to post, and like you, I like to talk about the old days. · 141 days ago
Video...Kentucky Derby: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouoSwFAE7d0
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  • AllenJoyner · He was the second TV Star...horses helped make famous through television (Native Dancer was the first), and thus had a huge following. I became a racing fan for life because of CB. Beat Kelso twice, setting track records both times (1962 Metropollitan Mile at Belmont; Monmouth Park H'Cap. The great Kelso defeated CB the other 5 occasions they met). · 195 days ago
  • Buckpasser · Jack Price lived near me in CT. He had a big farm in Ridgefield, CT. · 195 days ago
Good video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYRfEcywG5M
His entire story would make for a good movie. How many horses traveled to France for the Arc in those days..or ever. How many horses....a Hall of Famer no less, come back to the races after a tear in stud? Then back to stud after winning a G-1 race?
Carry Back video....1962 Whitney: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMRg6XdRhzI
Video, 1960,61&64 Preakness, Carry Back 1961: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpaKHcAcRFw
Videos of Carry Back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouoSwFAE7d0
Check out his story in Wikipedia. This horse would make a great movie..better than Secretariat or Seabiscuit.
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  • travel_vic · Love breeder who go their own way.....Fred W. Hooper comes to mind first and foremost. · 504 days ago
  • travel_vic · Left front ankle found after the Belmont · 504 days ago
One of the greatest stories in the history of racing. The rags to riches little colt who was bred for a total of $700 and was racing's 4th millionaire.
I once owned a grandson of Carry Back so have special affection for this horse.
A true rags to riches story, Carry Back became the "People's Horse" after his incredible come from behind victories in races like the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. Owned, bred and trained by Jack Price, who took over ownership of an obscure mare names Joppy for a $300 overdue board bill at his small Ohio farm. Then for a modest $400 stud fee, he bred Joppy to an equally obscure sprinter named Saggy. Saggy's only real claim to fame was he handed the great Citation his only loss of his marvelous Triple Crown winning season of 1948 (19 of 20 wins) with a narrow win in an allowance sprint. Somehow the mysterious forces of nature blessed the racing world with an uncommonly tough competitor. After racing an astounding 21 starts as a 2 year old juvenile, Carry Back had shown promise as the year came to an end. As a 3-year-old, Carry Back became a star, winning in his customary come from way, way behind stretch running style, the Florida Derby, Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, Jerome Handicap, Flamingo Stakes and Trenton Handicap. He easily won the 3 Year Old Championship of 1961. As a 4-year-old, Carry Back became just the fourth millionaire in American racing. He won the 1962 Metropolitan Mile at Belmont in track record time, defeating the great Kelso. He defeated Kelso again in the Monmouth Handicap later in the year, again in track record time..

Carry Back - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View Details09/30/61Carry Back3rdBel71 1/4 mDWoodward Stakes 3+ MKelsoDivine ComedyCarry Back2:00.00
View Details05/06/61Carry Back1stCD81 1/4 mDKentucky Derby 3 MCarry BackCrozierBass Clef2:04.00