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Name These Rivals!

Name These Rivals

 

Rival Clue #1 - Our rivalry spanned over three racing seasons and nine memorable meetings.

Rival Clue #2 - Both champions, we were honored with year-end awards one year apart.

Rival Clue #3 - In our first meeting, we finished 1st and 3rd, with the winner getting blinkers for the first of 16 consecutive times.

Rival Clue #4 - Our final rivalry tally finished with a score of 6-3 in favor of the horse that did not win a Horse of the Year award.

Rival Clue #5 - Neither rival ever ran in allowance race, and each one enjoyed a stakes winning streak of at least four.

Rival Clue #6 - One rival was a Kentucky homebred, while the other was bred west of the Mississippi.

Do you know who we are yet?  

Rival Clue #7 - In our final meeting, we finished 3rd and 4th at odds of 9-5 and 8-5 respectively.

Rival Clue #8Each rival won a single leg of America’s Triple Crown.

Rival Clue #9 - One of our trainers is in the Hall of Fame, while the other is an Indiana Native who won his first race at Portland Meadows.

Rival Clue #10 - Our respective records in the rivalry were: 9-2-3-2 and 9-4-1-2.

Rival Clue #11 - One rival’s final race came within the rivalry, while the other won an epic battle four races later.

Rival Clue #12 - Born the same year, one rival retired at four, the other at five, while combining for more than 20 wins in more than 50 career starts.

Go ahead … Name us both! 

 

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if my internet wasn't out, i may have been able to get this one. it was an easier one. DANGIT.
What can I say? ... Thank you, Michael!
Bold Ruler and Gallant Man?
i really do owe it all to ZATT: http://zipseatthetrack.blogspot.com/2010/05/remembering-snow-chief.html
I came up with Ferdinand but didn't remember this rivalry at all.......Impressive
How did you nail this one down, Michael?
Nice job Michael! I actually was close to having this one
ferdinand and snow chief
Once a champion ... always a champion. Michael Harris does it again with the winning answer of Ferdinand & Snow Chief!
Good point Ernie; seeing as I bet him in all 3, I should have remembered...
Sorry, it is not Silver Charm & Free House.
Free House didn't win a TC race
Free House and Silver Charm

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