Nice win. Tom.
Omaha also had a full brother, a Flares, who won the Ascot Gold Cup and other stakes races in England. Their half sister, Fleam, won the Acorn and was competitive with top handicap horses. Gallant Fox had his own full brother, Fighting Fox who was a top handicapper as was their half brother, Pettee-Wrack. Gallant Fox also sired HOY, Granville.
Just for the record, Kelso set nine track records and if my memory serves me he still holds the world record for two miles in the U.S. he had a great deal of speed and won numerous sprint races by ten, fifteen etc. lengths, usually with Hartack on him or Arcaro. Most think of Kelso as a distance horse, but he had a great turn of foot at shorter races too. I saw Kelso run on numerous occasions and still consider him the best I ever saw as he defeated several generations of top horses. If you think about it, no three yr old regardless of his performance in the TC events was ever HOY when Kelso ran. Also it should be noted, he was top three yr old and HOY and never started in the TC events.
Yes your hunch was accurate. Glad he won.
I saw him many times and he was the greatest. No one is even close.
Forego may have caught a tiring Honest Pleasure, but he was still lugging 137 to HP's 119.
Part of the problem for carrying weight is that much of it was done in the four yr old season or after. Something that few horses do anymore, though that seems to be changing with a number of horses coming back this year. Also the championship season was different, you came East for the top races like the handicap triple crown, which is no more, and races like the Woodward, a Aqueduct Handicap and The JCGC, where high weights were assigned. I think there are more big purse races to chose from at many slot fueled tracks now so that if an owner doesn't like a weight or condition, he can easily go elsewhere. Also you don't have racing secretaries, like Trotter etc. who assigned weights.
The great Discovery carried 130 or more 19 races out of 33 in a two yr period. The highest amount he carried was 143. The highest weight he won under was 139.
Yes the vote will be interesting to say the least, but the sad fact is that SD is dead either way. Management was hanging on for the possibility of a casino. If a repeal happens, there will be more issues raised as a great deal of money was spent at Plainridge in the construction etc. and somebody will have to pay that back. Along with other problems.
I too am fond of goblin and recognized some good nature teasing
I think Brockton could reopen for a meet, once you were having a meet that was bringing money at Plainridge.
IHATC. I think Goblin was pulling your leg a bit. She was definitely pulling mine a little too
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