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1980 Woodward Stakes (G1)

Date/Track:
9/20/1980, Belmont Park
Distance:
1 1/4 m (Dirt)
Age/Sex:
3+ M
Time:
2:02.40
*Rank is current Power Ranking among all active horses, based on highest HRN rating. Rating is based on HRN member voting.
FinSilksHorse / SireRatingTrainer / JockeyLast Start / Next Start
1st Spectacular Bid
Bold Bidder
9.34
G. Delp
W. Shoemaker
1st, 1980 Woodward Stakes (G1) View Video

What the Nation is saying about the 1980 Woodward Stakes (G1)...

The date was September 19, 1980. The United States was about to elect a former actor as the Commander-in-Chief, and in the world of thoroughbred horse racing; a truly remarkable season of racing would culminate in a most unlikely way. From the beginning of the racing year, Spectacular Bid did nothin...Read More
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  • amino998 · If you won't take The Shoe's word for it, why let him get off without a *Mr Sobriety* shot? · 275 days ago ·
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  • travel_vic · Delp, a trainer with a monster that allowed him into racing prominence.....Lynn Witing, Cam Gamboliti, and Louie Roussel were thrown into the lime light just the same but handled it much much better · 275 days ago ·
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Finished his career as a champion at 2, 3 and 4. We will never see that again. He wins the Belmont and it would be dificult to not include him in the discussion as the greatest of all time. Many believe he was even with those 4(!) losses.
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  • cocoa2 · If they hadn't tried to go for Sec's record we might be looking for TC #13 · 716 days ago ·
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  • icyhotboo · You could include as a dirt horse but there were to many multi surface horses that deserve more consideration, Secretariat, Kelso, Fager. · 716 days ago ·
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Two year old Seattle slew made his racing debut, winning a six furlong maiden race by five lengths at Belmont Park.Read More
  • BrianZipse · I remember watching the 1980 Woodward on national TV ... It was nice to see one of the all-time greats have a moment like that, but it was also a little bizarre. · 942 days ago ·
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  • History · I know I watched it on TV as my mom always watched the races that were televised, but I do not remember much about it, unfortunately. Wish I could have seen some of these Greats race in person. · 942 days ago ·
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