Good luck with your new charge
One of my all time favorites. Good luck in your broodmare career. Will enjoy the little Tepins to come
I don't think it had a title other than a commentary by Nerud. It was in the Bloodhorse issue that is sent out. I didn't look for it on line
I looked up the track records in the American Racing Manuals of 1941, 1942 and 1943. The World Record for a mile regardless of age was held by Equipoise set in 1932 at 1:34 2/5 at Arlington as a four year old carrying 128. So CF would have tied the WR for a mile.
Hervey is saying that Alsab ran the fastest mile of any two year old up to that point with Twenty Grand being that record holder.
So in conclusion CF ran not only the fastest mile of any two year old, he also tied the WR set by Equipoise. The only difference between Alsab and CF is that CF carried less weight and Alsab carried the same weight that Twenty Grand carried when ran the fastest mile for a two year old up to that point.
Until CF, Jack High as a four year old and a son of John P. Grier, held the track record at Belmont for a mile.
I looked it up. The difference between Alsab's world record and Count Fleet's in the Champagne is that Alsab carried more weight 122 to Count Fleet's 116. Also CF was not the high weight in the Champagne either, that honor belonged to Blue Swords.
John Hervey the noted Turf Historian, stated that Alsab beat Twenty Grand's record carrying the same weight. Alsab won the Champagne by seven lengths while Twenty Grand barely beat Equipoise in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes.
Alsab, according Turf historian John Hervey, ran the fastest mile of any horse regardless of age that year
I think people forget that Reigh Count raced very successfully both in America and in England.
I would add Top Flight, Black Helen ( who won both the American Derby and Florida Derby), Princess Doreen ( who raced against some of best Display, Sarazen), Primonetta, Tosmah ( winner of the Arlington Classic), Cicada.
In your list above you need to add Gallant Bloom, Ta Wee, Process Shot.
Alsab: he was a $700 purchase who was the top two year old and ran the fastest mile as a two year old setting a WR in the Champagne. He was top three year old winning the Preakness and was second in both the Derby and Belmont. He defeated Whirlaway in a match race and was part of a nice crop with Shut Out and Devil Diver among others.
Dark Mirage: the first filly TC winner who was a tiny horse no bigger than a pony. Her accomplishments have been lost.
That's a great story. After Kelso, Forego was my favorite. I remember seeing the two of them lead the post parade at the JCGC to support the Thoroughbred Retirement in 1983. Sadly Kelso died the next day, but he was so excited to back at the track
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