Iron Reward, grandaughter of War Admiral and great grandaughter of Man O' War broodmare of the year 1955,
I was very very upset to learn she was found dead,
Iron Reward, grandaughter of War Admiral and great grandaughter of Man O' War
a disgrace, found on the ranch of rex ellsworth, who bred iron reward to kahled, producing Swaps, at least Swaps found a home in Kentucky
Swaps had a recurring hoof problem due to the original injury involving mud being forced up into the wall of the hoof, consequently, most of the time when swaps was 'in the lead' he was 'eased up' to save the hoof and not run him 'all out', in spite of this Swaps won 19 races, 6 times carrying 130 lbs, more than citation, or nashua could carry to victory.
Swaps did not run in the preakness or the belmont because he had been shipped by train, from california, rex ellsworth had actually concocted a special diet and a pellat type feed especially for swaps, since they shipped his food with him, by train, they did not have enough to last through to the belmont, not being able to make all three, they opted to 'skip' the preakness and return to california
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