Glad to hear she is retired. She really didn't have it on the track. But that being said, many top broodmares were poor performers on the track, but made up for it in the breeding shed. Good luck to her.
I thought he did too. i have to think about Dr. Fager and questions for you there. Also he guided 65-1 shot Sherluck to defeat Carry Back in the 1961 Belmont.
Yes we did. I didn't get to Three Chimneys, but later I went to Calumet and Claiborne and Darby Dan, which was E.R. Bradley's Idle Hour Farm. The cemetery at Calumet is to stand amongst the greatest in history presided over by the statue of Bull Lea. At Darby Dan, the Idle Hour Cemetary is there presided over by a large statue of Black Toney, Bradley's great foundation sire.
No Spendthrift. Years ago I visited it and saw Swaps, Nashua, Gallant Man, Decidedly, Never Bend, Prince John and Raise A Native. I was shown around by the late Clem Brooks who was the farm manager as well as Nashua's groom. I've never forgotten the visit. It cemented by love of racing. Sad to see that it is not on the list either.
Great. I can think of a few races like the Suburban of 1967 where Buckpasser came from no where to win. Of course the Woodward with Damascus and the match race with Ruffian where he rode Foolish Pleasure. I'm sure I can think of others with Dr. Fager etc.
No problem. I was there in England for the Roberto race and made a nice chunk of change because of Baeza. If you speak to him, there was a discrepancy as to whether he rode Roberto in a workout that morning or whether he saw the horse the first time for the race itself. I would be curious as to the answer as I have heard both stories and nothing definitive.
Galbreath asked Ogden Phipps to allow Baeza to go to England because Piggott left Galbreath high and dry after riding Roberto in the Irish Derby ( he lost because he didn't like the soft going that day) and decided not to ride Roberto in the Benson and Hedges just a couple of days before the race. I believe Roberto broke the track record that day too
I remember his ride on Arts and Letters in the Belmont where he slowed down the pace so much that Hartack blew the race on Majestic Prince. Personally his best ride was on Roberto in the Benson Hedges Gold Cup where he defeated Brigadier Gerrard. He replaced Piggott as the jockey on the Galbreath horse who opted to ride Rheingold instead. Baeza went over on the red eye and supposedly never saw Roberto until the walking ring. ( though he supposedly rode him in a workout that morning). He broke Roberto fast out of the gate and set a torrid pace and left Piggott and several top Euro jockeys in the back and handed the great Brigadier his only defeat. He also rode one of my favorite horses, Chateaugay
Baeza was always one of my favorite riders. Since you know Carol Neloy, I m sure she could give you some info. Also you may want to talk to Nerud as Baeza rode Dr. Fager and other Tartan stars.
Small world isn't it. Doesn't Baeza do the scales etc. at a Louisiana track. Hope it works out for you.
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