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What the Horse Racing Nation is saying about Forego...

Not sure if any one is interested, but there is a nice signed Richard Stone Reeves print of Forego, Kelso and John Henry together at Belmont Park. It was done in October 1983 when Kelso and Forego led the post parade for the JCGC. It was the only time the three great geldings were together as Kelso died from colic shortly after. It is offered on eBay from a good seller for $185 which a very good price for a discontinued and limited print. It looks to be in excellent condition and is offered for a few days on eBay.,
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  • Buckpasser · TV. Good to know. And you are right about the Provence. I have usually bought prints from dealers in the business. · 7 hours ago ·
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  • tmallios · Buck maybe you can confirm this. I was taliking with my friends Dad about Kelso. If true ,this might be one of themore amazing stats i have seen in Racing. It has nothing to do with accomplishments ,which i think are overrated and dependent on the competition. The thing that knocked me for a loop. He said that Kelso in his career set 10 different Track Records. That is an incredible feat. Lends to his individual talents. Means he always ran fast. · 20 minutes ago ·
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Who are the greatest horses of all-time? It’s amazing how such a seemingly simple question can elicit such a varying array of passionate answers. Some swear there will never be another like Man O’ War, while others think the more recent Big Red was the improved version. Read More
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  • travel_vic · Best, greatest etc ALL OVERUSED. It is historical perspective through the comparison to all history that eventually ranks any specific competitor. Some combatants ON ANY GIVEN DAY were the best THAT day....Excellence and CONSISTENTCY over TIME mark the great ones. · 6 days ago ·
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  • yoshi.haiwa · Look at their fastest times for a given distance and their consistency. · 3 days ago ·
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What do Kelso, Cicada, Buckpasser, Riva Ridge, Secretariat, and Forego have in common? Well yes, they are all members of racing’s Hall of Fame, but they also were major upset victims of one Hall of Fame trainer. Allen Jerkens didn’t earn the nickname Giant Killer for nothing. For more than 50 years,...Read More
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  • SaratogaAJ · Brian Z: You forgot to mention two more champions Allen Jerkens beat...in the same race....Wagon Limit beating both Skip Away and Gentlemen in the 1998 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Big Sandy. · 11 days ago ·
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  • rafirox · Mr. Zipse, you'll get 'em next time, no worries. You are still one of the best handicappers on this site. Best of luck in the future. · 11 days ago ·
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This is for Cedar who asked about information on Forego.
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  • Cedar · Didn't realize the Woodward has made it's way around the New York circuit. Only a very recent switch to saratoga · 11 days ago ·
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  • Buckpasser · Cedar. Yes for me when I think of the Woodward, I always think of the Belmont Fall meet not Saratoga which usually ended the end of August. I personally would like the Woodward back at Belmont. · 11 days ago ·
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Assault won the Brooklyn Handicap and dethroned Whirlaway as the then money-winning champion of the world. The victory boosted his earnings to $576,670. ~1947 S. Kaye Bell became the first woman to train the winner of a $100,000 stakes race when she sent Mr. Lucky Phoenix to win the Michigan Mi...Read More
  • travel_vic · My old pal from the internet Derby list (formerly run by Cindy Dulay-Pierson) RON HALE has written a very good historical review of this race this week in the DRF, entitled Brooklyn Handicap ric with Racing's Great Runners. FOund it in the June 5th edition...GREAT read from an excellent researcher and writer. · 34 days ago ·
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  • travel_vic · that is RICH with Racing's Greatest Moments · 34 days ago ·
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Forego or Kelso going 2 miles on dirt?
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  • buckpasser · EP. Yes it is. I think one of the reasons this changed, in America at least, is the breakdown of the great farms that sent out homebreds to the track. The horses could be babied along if needed and had a place to go for extended periods of rest. They didn't hang around at training centers etc. as most of the top breeders had their own training tracks on their properties. The advent of winter racing where the horses get fewer breaks and the advent of more sales purchases as opposed to homebreds changed the sport and not for the better, IMO. · 92 days ago ·
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  • EP Taylor · Valid points Buck. I agree. · 92 days ago ·
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Will Take Charge is an amazing racehorse. Not only has he flourished despite an almost unheard of demanding schedule by today’s standards, but the way he finishes every race, in which he has any chance at all to hit the wire first, is truly unique.Read More
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  • amino998 · This thread includes some of the many things I like/meh about this place… outlandish takes, talking out of both sides of the mouth, provocative takes, solid opinions, lively debate, interesting interjections by others, pissing matches with interjected quips {lol Mary and jenna) and fade to black as another 5 day defilement of a “ZIPSE AT THE TRACK” comes to a close :D · 180 days ago ·
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  • travel_vic · Horses have NO IDEA where the finish line is ..They couldn't tell it from a carrot · 180 days ago ·
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Since the majority of posters thought the best racehorse in the 1970's, not named Secretariat, was Forego.... Who do you think was the greatest gelding ever to live? Kelso or Forego?
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  • Buckpasser · Shuvee. In all fairness to Exterminator, he didn't cone into his own until his three yr old season too. He was purchased for a few hundred dollars as a work horse for the highly regarded Sun Briar. Exterminator was only entered into the KD because Sun Briar's ring bone was acting up and Col. Matt Winn felt Exterminator was a good horse. Kilmer, Exterminator's owner, referred to the great gelding as a "truck horse" or more pointedly "the goat." Even though the trainer felt that Exterminator had a good shot to win the KD, Kilmer refused to "have the goat race in his colors." Matt Winn intervened and as they say, the rest is history. Size wise Exterminator was just shy of 17 hands and was a course looking horse which was the reason he was gelded. In my list of tracks, Exterminator also raced in Arkansas at Oaklawn Park and won there. A quick count and I have that Exterminator raced at over 19 tracks both in the US, Mexico and Canada. It also should be pointed out that in the Saratoga Cup that Riddle ducked, MOW as a three yr old would have received weight from Exterminator as the race was weight for age. Even with a break in the weights, Riddle wanted no part of Old Bones. · 231 days ago ·
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  • CauseForConcern · Although my exposure was limited, having grown up in the Midwest, I remember watching Forego come from last place in the stretch with these huge strides, to just get up in a race in the east. Though others could be better, Forego left a lasting impression on me, with that late run(and I believe he was spotting his rivals something like 18 lbs+). · 231 days ago ·
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Could the resurgence of the Handicap Triple save racing?Read More
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  • Mike in SB · I would like a series of races like the old Championship Racing Series for older horses, actually in every division of racing. It would be better in my opinion to have the races all around the country not just in New York. Anyway the idea of a handicap triple crown would not work today since no trainer wants to run with added weight, most of the handicaps today are run with the high weight actually carrying less weight than in weight for age races. Handicaps, with real weights, are a thing of the past. · 240 days ago ·
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  • EP Taylor · take a page out of the Qipco Champions Series, The Global Sprint Challenge etc etc. A Series of races for each division. Then load up the purses and Market the heck out of it. · 240 days ago ·
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By all too many, Foolish Pleasure is only remembered as the ‘other horse’ on that fateful afternoon of July 6, 1975 that ultimately claimed the life of the great Ruffian. That’s a shame, because the son of What a Pleasure was a marvelous runner that otherwise thrilled fans with three excellent seaso...Read More
  • AndyScoggin · Foolish Pleasure was a big part of the great decade of racing, the 1970's. · 311 days ago ·
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  • merlinmerry · It should be worth noting that the race in which Foolish Pleasure defeated Forego and Lord Rebeau was the 1976 Suburban Handicap. Foolish Pleasure carried 125 pounds, Lord Rebeau had 116 and Forego carried 134 pounds. · 310 days ago ·
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As we anxiously await the 2012 Belmont Stakes today's Proust Questionnaire, Racing Edition, introduces us to Belmont Stakes-winning jockey Heliodoro Gustines, who rode Stage Door Johnny to victory in the race in 1968.Read More
I never have been a fan of how thoroughbred horses are ranked internationally. The fact that they are rated solely on the merit of their single best race seemed so, well, foreign to me. Add in the fact, that as a lifetime fan of sports, and follower of rankings, such as College Football and Basketba...Read More
One of his greatest achievements was winning the Woodward Stakes in four consecutive years beginning in 1974.Read More
Nobody at Golden Gate Fields will argue the fact that trainer Aggie Ordonez knows her stuff. Although she has just a limited number of horses, she has always had good success. Much of her “horse sense” came from her father Pete Anderson. Anderson, who as a jockey piloted the great Forego to a 4th pl...Read More
Just looking at the DRF for May 3 1973 and I do not relate workouts to handicapping, but this guy came to the race off two big move 57.0 handily and a previous 6f mover in 1:11 2/5 His future as a sprinter was starting to show.
Let's take a look back at some of the greatest horses that ran at the same time yet never crossed paths on the track.Read More
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  • Floridaf · To answer Cocoa's question: Of the 15 BC races, 4 winners were on the lead, 2 winners were speedy types but not on the lead (within a length at 1/2 mile call), 6 winners took up stalking positions (within 4 lengths at 1/2 mile call), and 3 closed from off the pace (Flotilla was 4 1/2 lengths back, Calidoscopio was 14 lengths back at the 1 mile call in the marathon, and Mizdirection was 8 lengths back). · 539 days ago ·
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  • Floridaf · jmcleav, I agree with you about Blind Luck. She left everything she had on the track after her scintillating DelCap performance. · 539 days ago ·
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Monmouth Park’s biggest day of the year is the Haskell. There is great racing and a really big crowd. A lot of the crowd comes to increase their collection of racing memorabilia with the traditional Haskell Hat giveaway. Monmouth has been giving hats away since at least 1988.Read More
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  • illhaveanothertriplecrown · I have a couple of items from lesser claimer horses and everything else autographed pictures or tshirts from derby winners or other major stakes horses. If anyone has anything from any of this years derby crop i would be very interested. · 652 days ago ·
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  • shannonsaltz.peabody · I have a small collection of stines (John Henry, Ferdinand, Chris McCarron: all limited edition, Oak Tree, Santa Anita)1988-1997 if anyone's interested, e-mail me: shannon_saltz@yahoo.com · 599 days ago ·
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Did your favorite make the list? Read More
NY State of Racing's Matt Shifman ranks the Top 10 Saratoga Champions!Read More
Mucho Macho Man will need to defeat a stellar field, including three talented sons of Bernardini, if he wants to add his name to a long and storied list of Suburban Handicap winners.Read More
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  • Floridaf · I'm on Team MMM, too! Should be a great race! · 738 days ago ·
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  • timgsmith10 · It will really be something when the stephen foster horses and these guys match up at the BCC... I like MMM here|! · 738 days ago ·
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Forego - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View Details07/04/78Forego5thBel81 1/4 mDSuburban Handicap-G1  Upper NileNearly On TimeGreat Contractor2:01.40
View Details06/19/78Forego1stBel87 fDAllow  ForegoDr. PatchesGabe Benzur1:21.60
View Details09/17/77Forego1stBel81 1/8 mDWoodward Stakes-G1  ForegoSilver SeriesGreat Contractor1:48.00
View Details08/06/77Forego7thSar81 1/8 mDWhitney Handicap-G2  Nearly On TimeAmerican HistoryDancing Gun1:49.40
View Details07/23/77Forego2ndBel81 1/2mDBrooklyn Handicap-G1  Great ContractorForegoAmerican History0:22.62
View Details07/04/77Forego2ndBel81 1/4 mDSuburban Handicap-G1  Quiet Little TableForegoNearly On Time2:03.00
View Details06/13/77Forego1stBel81 1/8 mDNassau County-G3  ForegoCo HostNorcliffe1:48.20
View Details05/30/77Forego1stBel81 mileDMetropolitan Hcp. (Met Mile)-G1  ForegoCo HostFull Out1:34.80
View Details05/23/77Forego1stBel67 fDAllow  ForegoDance SpellSawbones1:22.80
View DetailsView Video10/02/76Forego1stBel81 1/4 mDMarlboro Cup Invitational-G1 3+ MForegoHonest PleasureFather Hogan2:00.00
View Details09/18/76Forego1stBel81 1/8 mDWoodward Stakes-G1  ForegoDance SpellHonest Pleasure1:45.80
View Details07/24/76Forego1stAqu81 1/4 mDBrooklyn Handicap-G1  ForegoLord RebeauFoolish Pleasure2:01.20
View Details07/05/76Forego2ndAqu81 3/16 mDSuburban Handicap-G1  Foolish PleasureForegoLord Rebeau1:55.40
View Details06/13/76Forego1stBel81 1/8 mDNassau County-G3  ForegoEl PitirreHatchet Man1:48.60
View Details05/31/76Forego1stBel81 mileDMetropolitan Hcp. (Met Mile)-G1  ForegoMaster DerbyLord Rebeau1:34.80
View Details05/20/76Forego1stBel87 fDAllow  ForegoWishing StoneTiempazo III1:22.00
View Details09/27/75Forego1stBel81 1/2mDWoodward Stakes-G1  ForegoWajimaGroup Plan2:27.00
View Details09/13/75Forego2ndBel81 1/4 mDMarlboro Cup Invitational-G1 3+ MWajimaForegoAncient Title2:00.00
View Details09/01/75Forego4thBel81 1/8 mDGovernor-G1  WajimaFoolish PleasureAncient Title 
View Details07/19/75Forego1stBel81 1/2mDSuburban Handicap-G1  ForegoArbees BoyLoud2:27.80
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