Rival Clue #1 - Not only were we horses of a different color, but we were bred in different countries.
Rival Clue #2- Our career debuts resulted in completely different outcomes, but they did take place at the same track.
Rival Clue #3- Our graded stakes debuts took place at what is now called Parx and at Belmont Park respectively; we both finished second.
Rival Clue #4 - The rivalry did not begin until each of us was older, but once it got going, it lasted more than seven months and at five different racetracks.
Rival Clue #5 - All of our meetings were in graded stakes, and half of the six were grade 1.
Rival Clue #6 - Together, we ran more than 50 times, and were one victory shy of winning exactly half of our combined starts.
Do you know who we are yet?
Rival Clue #7 - While one rival never won a year-end award, the other was an Eclipse Award winner in three straight seasons.
Rival Clue #8 - Only one of the rivals ran in the Kentucky Derby, and finished off the board.
Rival Clue #9 - Our respective records in the rivalry were: 6-3-2-1 and 6-2-3-1.
Rival Clue #10 - One rival’s longest winning streak was four, while the other strung together a streak more than double that.
Rival Clue #11 - Only one of us made it into the Hall of Fame, but it was not the one who came out ahead in two-thirds of our meetings.
Rival Clue #12 - Born the same year, one rival retired at five, while the other never raced past four.
Go ahead … Name us both!