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In the spirit of supporting California Chrome's quest to become the 1st Triple Crown winner since Affirmed 36 years ago, I remember likely my memorable day at the "ponies" and "Googled" Foolish Pleasure and this race. I was actually at this race. My father, Alfred, was an avid gambler, particularly in Horse Racing, and frequented Belmont Park often. One of my brothers and my favorite past times was Dad taking us with him to the horse races -except when he had a rough day and had been drinking a lot. When we got to the races, we would take turns picking the horse that Dad would put money on for us. It so happened, that I lucked out that day and got to pick the horse for this race, the 1975 Governor's Cup featuring Foolish Pleasure, a Kentucky Derby Winner and voted one of the top 100 race horses of all time. I remember some of the pressure from my older brothers, Al, Jr. and Danny to pick Wajima. I was 9 years old at the time and couldn't help being captivated by all of the attention surrounding Foolish Pleasure. So, I went with him and Dad put all of his winnings that day on Foolish. I remember jumping up and down with my Dad and brothers as we stood in line with the finish, watching both horses neck and neck coming down the stretch. In the end, Wajima beat Foolish from what I remember, a neck. I remember being disappointed, crying and of course, my older bro's giving me a hard time (like older bro's do) exclaiming I picked the wrong horse. Dad was actually much more comforting -even after losing several hundred dollars -a Lot of money back in that day. He still took all of us out for a steak dinner after. I will never forget that day. Interestingly enough, my Dad came home one day in May of 1976 at our place on Bond Street in Mt. Vernon, eyes bloodshot from drinking all day, smelling like VO -but smiling ear to ear. We could tell he had a good day at the track. He said to my mom, "Momma, put your hand in my pocket". Mom reached her hand deep in to Dad's pocket and pullet out several wads of cash! Dad had hit a big Exacta that day - $ 3,000 in winnings! He exclaimed, "we're going to California!". 3 months later on August 4, 1976, we moved to Hayward, California- all because of Dad's BIG day at the track.
In the spirit of supporting California Chrome's quest to become the 1st Triple Crown winner since Affirmed 36 years ago, I remember likely my memorable day at the "ponies" and "Googled" Foolish Pleasure and this race. I was actually at this race. My father, Alfred, was an avid gambler, particularly in Horse Racing, and frequented Belmont Park often. One of my brothers and my favorite past times was Dad taking us with him to the horse races -except when he had a rough day and had been drinking a lot. When we got to the races, we would take turns picking the horse that Dad would put money on for us. It so happened, that I lucked out that day and got to pick the horse for this race, the 1975 Governor's Cup featuring Foolish Pleasure, a Kentucky Derby Winner and voted one of the top 100 race horses of all time. I remember some of the pressure from my older brothers, Al, Jr. and Danny to pick Wajima. I was 9 years old at the time and couldn't help being captivated by all of the attention surrounding Foolish Pleasure. So, I went with him and Dad put all of his winnings that day on Foolish. I remember jumping up and down with my Dad and brothers as we stood in line with the finish, watching both horses neck and neck coming down the stretch. In the end, Wajima beat Foolish from what I remember, a neck. I remember being disappointed, crying and of course, my older bro's giving me a hard time (like older bro's do) exclaiming I picked the wrong horse. Dad was actually much more comforting -even after losing several hundred dollars -a Lot of money back in that day. He still took all of us out for a steak dinner after. I will never forget that day. Interestingly enough, my Dad came home one day in May of 1976 at our place on Bond Street in Mt. Vernon, eyes bloodshot from drinking all day, smelling like VO -but smiling ear to ear. We could tell he had a good day at the track. He said to my mom, "Momma, put your hand in my pocket". Mom reached her hand deep in to Dad's pocket and pullet out several wads of cash! Dad had hit a big Exacta that day - $ 3,000 in winnings! He exclaimed, "we're going to California!". 3 months later on August 4, 1976, we moved to Hayward, California- all because of Dad's BIG day at the track.
Neither Foolish Pleasure nor the birds had anything to do with Ruffian's fractures, which she received by running into the starting gate! It was just coincidence her leg froke down at the point they encountered pigeons on the track. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnZFnCvKspw
Foolish Pleasure Killed Ruffian
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  • cocoa2 · Nobody seems to recognize that the fragile bones of Reviewer (proved by her numerous injuries before TGMR) combined with the recent hairline fracture, bad bumping in the gate, and a rock hard track would wear her down. That she was expected to fly down this cement stretch for so many panels is ridiculous. If the birds played into it, I know not. · 662 days ago
  • ariana.kornaus · Ruffian left the starting gate and when she did she hit her shoulder hard on the starting gate · 648 days ago
What a year you brought us joy and you brought us fear,what a career,we hold you dear! 1974-1975
a nephew of secretariat
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  • icyhotboo · If I knew I wouldn't have taken the time to be courteous enough as to give you an explanation.The end!!!!!!! · 1150 days ago
  • mrsmaryzinke · Pleasant dreams. · 1150 days ago
the match race should be taken off both FP list and Ruffians, since it was declared a no victory! meaning no horse came 1st!!!!
foolish pleasrue was truly great, won the 1975 kentucky derby then placed 2nd in both the preakness and belmont, its sad how most people only remember him as the other horse in the great match of the century against ruffian.... that would have been a great "edge of your seat" race if ruffian didnt break down...... the race was declared a no victory, but that didnt upset foolish in any way!
  • Waya · Did you know he didn't even win the 3-year-old championship that year? It was Wajima, who was a monster in the summer/fall. You're right though, Foolish Pleasure was a hell of a horse! · 1181 days ago
Here's another great one that's not seen much =/
  • iThoroughbred · Progency wise...Obviously he won't be seen anymore because...well...he's dead..just for those of you who think I'm talking about seeing him on the track.. · 1223 days ago

Foolish Pleasure - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View Details07/24/76Foolish Pleasure3rdAqu81 1/4 mDBrooklyn Handicap-G1  ForegoLord RebeauFoolish Pleasure2:01.20
View Details07/05/76Foolish Pleasure1stAqu81 3/16 mDSuburban Handicap-G1  Foolish PleasureForegoLord Rebeau1:55.40
View Details09/01/75Foolish Pleasure2ndBel81 1/8 mDGovernor-G1  WajimaFoolish PleasureAncient Title 
View Details06/07/75Foolish Pleasure2ndBel11 1/2mDBelmont Stakes-G1 3 MAvatarFoolish Pleasure  
View Details05/17/75Foolish Pleasure2ndPim8  Preakness Stakes-G1 3 MMaster DerbyFoolish PleasureDiabolo 
View DetailsView Video05/03/75Foolish Pleasure1stCD81 1/4 mDKentucky Derby-G1 3 MFoolish PleasureAvatarDiabolo2:02.00