Remembering my avatar

Post Reply
User avatar
Posts: 1724
Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:44 pm
Location: Redlands, CA

Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:32 am

This is very personal, but 51 years ago Native Diver ran his last race before succumbing to colic 9 days later. That race was the Del Mar Handicap--then run at 9F. He carried 130 pounds and won by over 4 lengths wire to wire in 1.46.4. At 8 years old. In July he won his third Hollywood Gold Cup, 10F in 1.58.4. He is now re-buried at Del Mar and shares space with Shared Belief, I was at Del Mar on Labor Day and went out to say "Hi" to both. Ran hard, sleep well.
I ran marathons. I saw the Taj Mahal by Moonlight. I drove Highway 1 in a convertible. I petted Zenyatta.
User avatar
Posts: 4302
Joined: Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:39 am
Location: South Carolina

Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:48 pm

Gone but not forgotten. Certainly one of the best to ever run on the west coast, maybe even this country. I still have his Breyer model.

Post Reply