Affirmed is my favorite race horse ever - but that top 3 in the 70's is a tough group to crack.
Nobody is picking Bodemeister? In that case, I will. I think he's either going to win or run off the board. Bodemeister, Union Rags, Gemologist, Alpha, Daddy Nose Best
I have 358 points in my number 1 entry, and haven't picked my two extra horses yet - I guess I should have been in your league. :-). Too early to say who to make your power horses yet. I'm leaning toward Bode, Gemologist and Union Rags, but won't decide until late next week. I'll probably be adding Dullahan (my first adds were I'll Have Another, Alpha and Mark Valeski) and a horse from the Derby Trial.
My biggest concern about El Padrino is that he may not have sufficient earnings to make the race. He's certainly capable of bouncing back if he gets in, but $250,000 may not do it.
Well, that didn't work, and instead I inadvertently posted twice. Anyway, here is an attempt at Bid: As a four-year-old, Spectacular Bid started in nine races, winning them all for earnings of US$1,117,790. He set four track records at distances of 7 furlongs, 1 mile, 1¼ miles, and twice at 1⅛ miles.
I loved Alysheba, but this is way over the top. Alysheba's most impressive four year old accomplishments were that he won 6 grade 1 races, and ran three sub two minute mile and a quarters. He also lost twice, including to the immortal Cutless Reality. The Bid carried huge weight, broke track records all over the place, and won the Woodward in a walkover when no one even wanted to take him on. I'm going to try to paste Wikipedia's summaries of each horse's 4 year old year here, and let others judge for themselves.
Oops, meant 21st century. I'm only 12 years behind. :-)
I'm with winplaceshow. I think Ghostzapper is the best horse of the 20th century thus far. There are some other great horses mentioned here, but GZ would have left them all eating his dirt.
I'm late to this, as always, but my goodness, it should be obvious how Susie answered so quickly - this is the first time that reading the clues made be break out laughing. It's Ricardo Montalban and his "fine Corinthian leather" - which I understand was really just the ordinary stuff.
I've been away for awhile and just had an opportunity to catch up on this. I LOVED Forego. Thanks for posting one of my all time favorite races.
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