The New York Racing
Association, Inc. (NYRA) has added a new installment to its “Time
Machine” video series, this time featuring Holy Bull’s victory in
the 1994 Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.
Holy Bull, later named the 1994 Horse of the Year, entered the Travers
having easily won five of his previous six starts, with his sole defeat having
come in the Kentucky Derby, which was contested at 1 ¼ miles, the same distance
as the Travers.
In the video, Dave Grening of the Daily
Racing Form and Michael Veitch of The
Saratogian present their insights into Holy Bull’s performance
in the Travers, in which he opened to a four-length lead along the backstretch
and dug in resolutely in the final quarter mile to prevail by a neck over
Concern, who later that year won the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Also, track
announcer Tom Durkin reminisces about the race, in which he used the memorable
line “But there is cause for Concern!” as the eventual runner-up
launched his late rally.
To watch the video, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIhZRoi_9Y0
The “NYRA Time Machine” series documents some of the most
historic moments in New York
racing history, and additional episodes will be unveiled during the upcoming
weeks. Racing fans can find each “NYRA Time Machine” video on the
NYRA YouTube channel or on the NYRA homepage, located at www.nyra.com.