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Ferdinand

Status:
Deceased
Owner(s):
Bred:
Kentucky (USA) by Howard B. Keck  -  [Add Data]
Pedigree:
Rating:
 
FERDINAND
ferdinand i
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Older Comments about Ferdinand...

A terrible death for a great racehorse. such a sad story :(
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  • Jay S. · *especially* · 145 days ago
  • Sullivan · ?? More humane than contracting laminitis and being forced to live on it for a few years · 145 days ago
Outstanding horses, outstanding trainers, outstanding jockeys, Great, Great race, Great, Great call. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHPSiq6iV-Q
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  • travel_vic · we have MANY of his recordings in the archive of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame and NONE of them are clear...NOT a one · 205 days ago
  • Sullivan · Here are some that are clear http://www.lkyradio.com/WHASKentuckyDerby.htm · 205 days ago
One of my favorite Kentucky Derby performances: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khVKgCT1p7w One thing to ponder when watching this race...within the same state there were two pretty special six-week-old colts, born just three days apart, bouncing around in a pasture not too far away. Their names? Sunday Silence and Easy Goer.
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  • travel_vic · Rivia question I always ask around here is give me a name shared by both a K Derby and Queens' Plate winner. Ferdinand the 1897 Plate winner. · 380 days ago
  • travel_vic · if you watched many Ferdinand races, you will notice that once he makes the lead, the ears go forward and he is trough running. · 380 days ago
Solid Racing Gold. 56-yr-old Wille Shoemaker and Ferdinand hold-off a America's Horse. THIS is what it's all about. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l7TS_wI6qg
I recently retired from the military and had been away from horse racing for many years. I just learned last night that this wonderful, wonderful horse met his end at a Japanese slaughter house. My heart has ached all day, terribly. This was a true tragedy.
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  • cocoa2 · I can communicate with cattle, the most with pigs and sheep. I personally do not eat horse meat but the idiots who condemn others for the practice need to wake up and leave their fantasy land. My Irish, Jewish, Italian ancestors moved to America because they had few rights. America is supposed to be the land of rights. If it really okay for you to say what people can and cannot do; or eat? · 658 days ago
  • rafirox · Not like you can when a horse in under you. I'm done arguing. · 658 days ago
should have never died the way he did :'(
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  • Mary Z. · I used to be so much more amusing, at least to myself. · 658 days ago
  • Mary Z. · Sorry about saying mental comments, cocoa. · 658 days ago
When you re-watch the 1986 Kentucky Derby, Mike Battaglia never mentions Ferdinand's name until he takes the lead in the stretch. You can hear his surprise in his voice when he exclaimed, "And here's...FERDINAND?!" His later battles with Alysheba are some of the best ever, and a true statement of how great they really were. We love you big boy!
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  • travel_vic · Sec's final was 23 so this was the second fastest of all the Derbies....Laffit later stated that Rumbo was hesitant about passing horses late the same thing he did when he ran second to Codex earlie in the year in the SA Derby · 734 days ago
  • travel_vic · Ferdinand came up on the inside as I recall so most announcer's would miss him, PARTICULARY the hapless Battaglia · 734 days ago
Wonderful horse. How does such a champion die the way he did?

Ferdinand - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View DetailsView Video06/26/88Ferdinand3rdHP81 1/4 mDHollywood Gold Cup-G1 3+ MCutlass RealityAlyshebaFerdinand1:59.40
View DetailsView Video04/17/88Ferdinand2ndSA81 1/8 mDSan Bernardino Handicap-G2 4+ MAlyshebaFerdinandGood Taste1:47.20
View DetailsView Video03/06/88Ferdinand2ndSA81 1/4 mDSanta Anita Handicap-G1 4+ MAlyshebaFerdinandSuper Diamond1:59.80
View DetailsView Video11/21/87Ferdinand1stHP71 1/4 mDBreeders Cup Classic-G1 3 MFerdinandAlyshebaJudge Angelucci2:01.40
View DetailsView Video06/07/86Ferdinand3rdBel81 1/2mDBelmont Stakes-G1 3 MDanzig ConnectionJohn's TreasureFerdinand2:29.80
View Details05/17/86Ferdinand2ndPim81 3/16 mDPreakness Stakes-G1 3 MSnow ChiefFerdinandBroad Brush1:54.80
View DetailsView Video05/03/86Ferdinand1stCD81 1/4 mDKentucky Derby-G1 3 MFerdinandBold ArrangementBroad Brush2:02.80