A filly has beaten a TC winner. Bridal Flower beat Assault in the 1946 Roamer Handicap. Quashed beat Omaha in the Ascot Gold Cup.
Yes a TC winner has been beaten by a filly. Assault was beaten by Bridal Flower in the 1946 Roamer Handicap. He raced against one of the deepest handicap fields which included Gallorette, Stymie, Armed, Pavot. Citation was beaten by Bewitch as a two year old. Omaha was beaten by the filly Quashed in the Ascot Gold Cup.Omaha is the only TC winner who was not considered the HOY in the year he won the TC. That honor went to the great Discovery who beat him in the Brooklyn, setting a track and world record and giving him weight as well.
He was an incredible horse to watch. His jockey just let him run his race and didn't interfere or try and change his running style.
Yes quite a few. Try Stymie who was normally 15 lengths or more behind in his races and came flying down the track. There was Silky Sullivan who ran the same way regardless of pace. Buckpasser could come from way out of it and put on a tremendous burst of speed in the stretch to win.
Citation was the first horse to win one million. Buckpasser was the first three year old to top one million in earnings. He did it by winning the Travers.
If you're referring to the Preakness, the last filly to win before Rachel Alexandra was Nellie Morse in 1924
Yes he was. In my opinion the best there ever was
I agree completely with your analysis. What many don't realize is that Kelso was an excellent sprinter winning sometimes by ten or fifteen lengths. In many of these races he was ridden by Hartack. I've always thought Hartack would have been a great rider for Kelso, but Arcaro would never have recommended him. He would have cut off his arm first. Arcaro recommended Milo to Allaire DuPont when he retired. As to distance, few horses have won from six furlongs to two miles. Definitely none today. Take care Icy.
Thank you that is high praise indeed. I enjoy your posts because they are very knowledgable and thought provoking. Good luck to you and to the Shug trainees.
That was a great tribute. Needless to say I am a big fan of Shug's. Also it should be noted that as the trainer for the Phipps and Janney families he had very big shoes to fill. Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons was the main trainer for them until he retired, then came Bill Winfrey who trained for AG Vanderbilt and conditioned Native Dancer, Next Move, Bed O' Roses and many others, then came Eddie Neloy who conditioned Gun Bow and other champions. Other top trainers worked for the Phipps too before Shug.
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