He was actually the best polo player in his regiment. He was commissioned in the Queen's Hussars which was a cavalry regiment and he saw action in India, Cuba, and Afganistan. And was part of the last major cavalry charge at the Battle of Omdurman in 1898 against the Mahdi. He also owned race horses and visited many American tracks, including Hialeah and Churchill Downs. He fox hunted most of his life and rode to the hounds on the eve of his 89th birthday
Very sad to hear. One of the greats. He got his nickname the Giant Killer for knocking off Kelso with Beau Purple and for beating Buckpasser in the Brooklyn with Handsome Boy. He confirmed his nickname in defeating Secretariat
Didn't Winston Churchill say: "There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man." Charles is supposed to be a good rider and so is Camilla
He also gets to War Admiral and Blue Larkspur through Buckpasser who is prominent in his pedigree too. Buckpasser was by Tom Fool out of Busanda by War Admiral. Busanda's dam was Businesslike who was by Blue Larkspur out of La Troienne
What a great video. A real find.
here are some other facts: Kelso set nine track records and if my memory serves me he still holds the world record for two miles in the U.S. 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 Triple Crown races. basically the Triple Crown races did not matter for HOY for five years when Kelso was champion. Out of the top ten on the Bloodhorse list only two never started in a TC race, all the others did. The highest impost carried by Secretariat was 126, Kelso carried 130 or more on at least 21 occasions.
You won't be liable for Federal gift taxes unless you donate $14,000 or more. State liability can kick in at $10,000 which was the old Federal amount, but most states will follow the Federal to avoid complications. So Destiny Farm's concern seems a bit misplaced.
A donor is not responsible for a Federal gift taxes unless the amount exceeds $14,000 ( the amount was previously $10,000). Most states have a gift tax at either the former Federal or the new one so your point wouldn't apply to any one giving under that amount
whoops didn't see your posting Fred.
Go to pay pal and check on your credit card and make sure it is current. Then go to the site Fred suggests. In it will be a place to donate. Click on that it will direct you to pay pal. Put in the amount you want to donate and then put in your pay pal password and click confirm and you will have contributed. An email detailing your contribution will be then sent to you.
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