Ticker
  • Avanti Bello (3-1) proves best to win his second straight Tiznow Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
  • Girvin (8-1) upsets the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Unified (2-1) makes a winning return in the Grade 3 Gulfstream Park Sprint.Posted 2 days ago
  • Enterprising (3-1) runs down Oscar Nominated in the Grade 3 Fair Grounds Handicap.Posted 2 days ago
  • Morticia (2-1) game all the way in the Melody of Colors.Posted 2 days ago
  • Farrell (7-2) pulls away to win the Grade 2 Rachel Alexandra.Posted 2 days ago
  • Yorkiepoo Princess (9-5) races through fog to win the Busher Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Honorable Duty (5-1) holds on to take the Grade 3 Mineshaft Handicap.Posted 2 days ago
  • Believe in Bertie (3-5) sets new course record in Daisy Devine.Posted 2 days ago
  • Hogy (5-2) earns his 16th career victory in the Colonel Power.Posted 2 days ago

Underdog Jeranimo tames Santa Anita

Geronimo, a Native American of the Apache Indian tribe, fought the United States and Mexico for almost 30 years in what is now the Southwestern United States.


Needless to say, Geronimo was a big underdog in most of the skirmishes and battles he fought during this three-decade period of American history. Despite the odds, Geronimo built a record against his adversaries which makes him known to most Americans 150 years later.


It should be noted that Las Vegas odds makers were not around at that time to post the spreads or offer proposition bets. Had they been, and assuming the Apaches were a sporting people, surely the Chiricahua Apache tribe would own Nevada today.


Like his presumed namesake, Jeranimo, the Florida-bred winner of the Strub Stakes (gr. 2) at Santa Anita, had the underdog role in most of his battles before Saturday's big victory. Although Jeranimo's racing campaign has been much shorter than Geronimo's historic struggle.

Read More

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories