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Thoroughbred People's Equine Legends Series: Kentucky

Clifton Anderson CollectionHis biography for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame calls him the horse that “time forgot”, as Kentucky was not inducted into this beloved shrine until 1983. It also claims he is “arguably the greatest son of Lexington ever inducted into the Hall.” Though that is certainly a matter up for debate, especially with Lexington’s prowess in the breeding shed, it cannot be denied Kentucky is a well-deserving member of this select circle of Thoroughbred icons.

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His biography for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame calls him the horse that &ldqu....



The 1935 Ascot Gold Cup: English Filly Quashed v US Triple Crown Winner Omaha

OmahandQuashedAccording to an article in England’s Observer, it was the greatest race of all time. It pitted an Epsom Oaks winning filly against a US Triple Crown winner and roughly 150,000 people packed the stands to witness this historic event. The event was the 1935 Ascot Gold Cup and after a scintillating stretch battle between these two tremendous champions, it was the English filly, Quashed, that got her nose down on the wire to defeat the American stallion Omaha. Omaha, however, lost not one iota of esteem from the British public by not hitting the line in front.

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According to an article in England’s Observer, it was the greatest race of all time. It p....



Thoroughbred People's Equine Legends Series: Flying Childers

FLYING-CHILDERS.3Established in 1967 as the Norfolk Stakes, the Flying Childers Stakes was renamed in 1973 when another race attained the aforestated moniker and it remained a British Group I until 1979 when it transitioned to Group II status. Contested over five furlongs at Doncaster on the third day of the St. Leger Festival, the event is restricted to 2-year-olds and pays homage to the horse that is...

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Established in 1967 as the Norfolk Stakes, the Flying Childers Stakes was renamed in 1973 when ....



Thirty Seven Years Ago In New York - Affirmed v Seattle Slew

BelmontIt was 37 years ago that the great Affirmed met the great Seattle Slew at Belmont Park, New York in September 1978. On that fall day in New York the two Triple Crown champions met, an event that obviously has not occurred since. The great Forego led them out on to the racetrack for this epic event. It was a shame that either had to lose - but one did. Watch as these two greats...

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It was 37 years ago that the great Affirmed met the great Seattle Slew at Belmont Park, New Yor....



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