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Raven wrote:John Henry. beat that horse by a nose in a major race!!
I was wrong about JH beating him by a nose. It was the JCGC and JH won by a length!
Some how (even tho i was there)i thought that it was closer than that!!But reading about the race it was a length.
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Raven wrote:
Raven wrote:John Henry. beat that horse by a nose in a major race!!
I was wrong about JH beating him by a nose. It was the JCGC and JH won by a length!
Some how (even tho i was there)i thought that it was closer than that!!But reading about the race it was a length.
because you said this, I can easily find the answer, Peat Moss, 137lbs. I will not lie, I have never heard of this horse before.
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Peat Moss it is!
145 was the weigh and he won by 8 lengths in a two mile race at even money!!
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Raven wrote:Peat Moss it is!
145 was the weigh and he won by 8 lengths in a two mile race at even money!!
That is very neat. I see he was a gelding but he had a very nice pedigree. I love learning about horses and trivia. The end of his career is odd, raced 4 times in 5 years.
http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Result ... registry=T
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This ancestor of Man O War was named after his owner's wife, while his year younger full brother was named after the owner. The owner told his wife he wanted to name one of his coming 2yos after her. She got her revenge a year later when naming a full brother after her husband. Name the horses.
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Flanders wrote:This ancestor of Man O War was named after his owner's wife, while his year younger full brother was named after the owner. The owner told his wife he wanted to name one of his coming 2yos after her. She got her revenge a year later when naming a full brother after her husband. Name the horses.
Spendthrift and Miser?
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swale1984 wrote:
Flanders wrote:This ancestor of Man O War was named after his owner's wife, while his year younger full brother was named after the owner. The owner told his wife he wanted to name one of his coming 2yos after her. She got her revenge a year later when naming a full brother after her husband. Name the horses.
Spendthrift and Miser?
Correct!
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Flanders wrote:
swale1984 wrote:
Flanders wrote:This ancestor of Man O War was named after his owner's wife, while his year younger full brother was named after the owner. The owner told his wife he wanted to name one of his coming 2yos after her. She got her revenge a year later when naming a full brother after her husband. Name the horses.
Spendthrift and Miser?
Correct!
That was tricky; I thought about Spendthrift but mis-read the question so many times I thought I was looking for a female ancestor!



Ok, how about this one: Of all horses that have one 2 Prix de L'Arc de Triomphes, only one did not win in CONSECUTIVE years. Name the horse and the years in which it won.
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1930 and 1932 Motrico! I know this as I posted it in the Arc thread! :mrgreen: He was sent to stud after his first win but after coming back infertile, he went back to racing in 32 and won the Arc again!
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carole wrote:1930 and 1932 Motrico! I know this as I posted it in the Arc thread! :mrgreen: He was sent to stud after his first win but after coming back infertile, he went back to racing in 32 and won the Arc again!

yep!
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swale1984 wrote:That was tricky; I thought about Spendthrift but mis-read the question so many times I thought I was looking for a female ancestor!
I know it was a tricky question, I didn't know how to word it. Very glad you got the answer right!

This future Kentucky Derby winner nearly died in a fire when he was two years old. The fire, at a racetrack, killed 22 of his owner's horses, 21 of which were 2yos. Luckily he had been shipped to Churchill Downs with the stables Kentucky Derby entrants.

Edited to add: The colt was nicknamed, The Cosmetics Kid.
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Flanders wrote:This future Kentucky Derby winner nearly died in a fire when he was two years old. The fire, at a racetrack, killed 22 of his owner's horses, 21 of which were 2yos. Luckily he had been shipped to Churchill Downs with the stables Kentucky Derby entrants.

Edited to add: The colt was nicknamed, The Cosmetics Kid.
One of the 6 horses rescued was Champion Beaugay.
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Yep, I remember reading about that in one of the horse books ten or fifteen years ago. I think it was Elizabeth Arden's Jet Pilot. She sure loved and spoiled her horses, and that fire was a horrible tragedy. I'm pretty bad at remembering trivia though, so maybe I got some of this wrong.
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Sparrow Castle wrote:Yep, I remember reading about that in one of the horse books ten or fifteen years ago. I think it was Elizabeth Arden's Jet Pilot. She sure loved and spoiled her horses, and that fire was a horrible tragedy. I'm pretty bad at remembering trivia though, so maybe I got some of this wrong.
You are correct!
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Okay, I have one that might be easy for those who read all the old famous horse books. This horse was considered the best of his time. Most of his races were in 4 mile heats. Some folks called him His Excellency. Big hint: It seems like his 200th birthday passed unheralded in May by all but one sharp friend of mine.
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Eclipse?
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Yep, also know as American Eclipse. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1970. His story was told in John Eisenberg's "The Great Match Race: When North Met South in Americas First Sports Spectacle."
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Sparrow Castle wrote:Yep, also know as American Eclipse. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1970. His story was told in John Eisenberg's "The Great Match Race: When North Met South in Americas First Sports Spectacle."
Just finished reading that book, about three weeks ago! Great read!!!
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Raven wrote:
Sparrow Castle wrote:Yep, also know as American Eclipse. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1970. His story was told in John Eisenberg's "The Great Match Race: When North Met South in Americas First Sports Spectacle."
Just finished reading that book, about three weeks ago! Great read!!!
Yeah, I thought so too. He really wove in a lot of history, some of which was new to me. I love books like that.
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Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:47 pm

I just read recently that he stood for $12.50 his first year and covered over 80 mares. Pretty crazy.
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