Native Dancer was very impressive in winning the Hopeful, the Futurity, the Preakness, Belmont, Travers, Metropolitan, Arlington Classic, American Derby
I believe Whirlaway is the TC winner who won the Hopeful, The TC, Travers and JCGC( he won this in 1942 and was second to Market Wise in 1941)
I believe Conquistador Cielo won the Met Mile and the Belmont Stakes in 1982
I would assume the great Count Fleet was the longest surviving TC winner. I believe he was 33 when he died.
I also remember that time too, but with the breakdown of the big stables and farms who bred to race and the emphasis now on breeding and the sales ring, the owners and trainers are looking for easier spots. I also remember a time when racing past your three yr old season and proving the talent of a horse by his weight carrying ability existed too. No more. I also remember when the Met was a top draw for handicap horses and part of the Handicap Triple Crown and a top Weekend draw ( many times it was on Memorial Day Weekend) and not part of an undercard.
Glad you are ok. Was concerned and was looking for your post
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.
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