Son-In-Law – Last Of The Stayers

The first two centuries of recorded Thoroughbred breeding emphasised endurance over sheer speed. The gradual change to shorter distances in racing, with increased purses to aim for, eventually made stallions of staying ability obsolete in the breeding world. One of the last true sources for staying blood came from a brown foal of 1911. His name was Son-In-Law, a name

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Unconventional, offbeat, ludicrous, and just plain wacky, these are some of the words used to describe the training regimen for one of the fastest and greatest thoroughbreds to ever grace the turf. His registered name was Swaps. He was also known as The California Comet by his legion of fans. He was a blazing red chestnut with blazing speed and

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