LAZ...don't know if you saw this..it's a rare video on some of the 1960's Preaknesses...CB's is the second one on the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpaKHcAcRFw
LAZ...The only BloodHorse blog I occasionally post to is Haskin also. He always has interesting articles as you know. Kind of the modern day Joe Hirsch. And as usual you are right, CB later iin his career races much closer to the pace in many of his races, including his emotional win over Mongo and Crimson Satan in his final race (Trenton H'Cap) after coming back from a season at stud. You're right, what a movie it would make...there was so much to his career. BTW,your blogs indicate you may have the DRF "Champions" reference book...all the stories and PP's...best Racing reference book I know of. Just recently updated my copy that includes 2000-2010.
Here's a great article about the Derby and Preakness in a May 1961 Sports Illustrated magazine. Describes Carry Back's amazing Derby and Preakness wins. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1072605/index.htm
Laz...BTW, I went by the handle Saratoga AJ. ai enjoy talking about the greats of the 50's to 70's, because it was the great days for the sport we love...when 50,000+ fans would show up to see the greats like Kelso, Dr Fager, Buckpasser, Forefo, (and yes, CB) etc. compete in major G-1 races. Sadly, interest in Racing has waned.
LAZ...thanks. I've always enjoyed your posts even if we may have disagreed at times...like on the old Shandler Bloodhorse blogs.
Laz....sorry for the repetition....damn key was sticking!
Lazmannick: I believe he was a bit further back in the Derby than the Preakness, but either way he came from out of the clouds in both. He was a 900lb, 15 1/2 hands dynamo
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