IS my uncle.
yes sir. he also rode Needles to 2/3 of the triple crown with a 2nd place finish in the Preakness in 1956.
my uncle dave was on swoon's son that day in 1956
and to those who say who did Verrazano beat . In TB derby he beat the Next out Grade ! bluegrass winner Javas War who btw beat Palace Malice in there . In the Wood he beat 4th place derby runner Normandy invasion . and in the Haskell he beat oxbow and 2nd place derby runner golden Soul by 16 lengths.
if orb loses out which i believe he will. he beat zip in the florida derby . not one graded winner at 3 did he beat in there . got perfect storm in derby with pace meltdown sloppy track perfect trip and wtc getting stopped in his tracks. his last three on fast tracks with resonable pace have shown his true colors . PM will out perform orb in jcgb imo he is the better horse who seems to improve with each start. much the best in travers after poor start. but if he loses out also and verrazano win bc mile defeating olders while capturin his 3rd grad 1 and 5th graded win @ 7/9 on the year he is hands down deserving of the eclipse .
super impressive winner today !
north slope coming out party. get the popcorn ready
shorter distance at insane 1:08 split were violencd suffered a career ending injufy amd moved way early. a vompletd pace meltdown just lkke thd derby .
Needles was a monster
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