Discovery was named retrospective HOY in 1935 over Omaha for two reasons: one he beat him handily by eight lengths and gave him nine pounds and set a world record in the Brooklyn Handicap. The other was that he carried anywhere from 123 to 139 to victory in eight stakes races in a six week period and ended the season with an impressive record of 11 wins out of 19 starts, including repeat wins in both the Whitney and the Brooklyn. He also would win both the Whitney and the Brooklyn three times in his long career.
Thanks Mike. Nice to hear that
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Yes it is. And the first two selected were EP Taylor and ER Bradley. Taylor for Northern Dancer and others. ER Bradley for Black Toney and more importantly for the importation of one of the greatest broodmares in American History, La Troienne from whom over 900 top stakes horses and champions have descended. Bloodhorse put out a book entitled The Top 100 Events in Thoroughbred Racing. Only four horses imported into the U.S. Made the list, La Troienne was the only mare and topped Nasrullah etc. Bradley also provided much of the money for the building of Hialeah. In addition he owned Fairgrounds Racetrack and was the owner of four KD winners, the second highest number after Calumet.
And while I like Jock Whitney, his mother Helen Hay Whitney ( who founded Greentree Stud) or his uncle, HP Whitney, who owned Regret and other great horses or his grandfather, William C. Whitney who started the famous Whitney Stud might actually have been better choices.
Yes it is definitely complicated
Just one small point. If the Zayats defrauded any one over Thorn Song it was the bank in the Chapter 11 bancruptcy proceeding by not making those monies available for the bank and depositing them in a farm account that was not subject to the filing. From what I can see the insurance company paid out on the mortality policy and agreed to the experimental therapy as they had probably taken over ownership of the horse.
from my reading of these articles, the insurance company may have agreed to pay out the mortality policy because there was little chance the horse would survive and they agreed to his being experimented on with the stem cell therapy. If not then the Zayats not only defrauded the insurance company on a mortality policy if the horse wasn't dead, but also defrauded the bank in their bancruptcy filing by not making these assets available for the loan repayment by dispositing these monies into a farm account.
Glad to hear it.
They don't own the dam as she was sold in November Keeneland sale for 2.1 million
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