Phar Lap

In horse racing there are certain names that when mentioned, you know exactly what horse is being spoken of. Say the name Phar Lap and the image of a large chestnut gelding that was born in New Zealand, made famous in Australia by winning all the big races, and died via mysterious circumstances in the U.S. immediately comes to mind.

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Exterminator

Historical legends in racing take on a mystical quality over time. Exterminator was foaled one hundred and one years ago and much has been written about his legend. He was from a bygone era when horses raced more frequently and for longer careers. There were many prestigious races that were longer in distance than today. Soundness was vital to the

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Kelso

In the long history of the turf only one horse has ever been awarded as “Horse of the Year” five times. To achieve such an unparalleled milestone, a horse would have to be consistently dominant for over three times the average career length most acclaimed champions raced. The one horse to do this incredible feat was the mighty Kelso, American

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Lava Man

Everybody enjoys a good “Rags to Riches” story. You know the kind. Born on the wrong side of the tracks to rise up and achieve far beyond expectations, thus beating the odds. Whether we are talking of a human or an equine, it makes a compelling story. I would like to present to you here the compelling story of Lava

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Forego

  July 30, 1978, Belmont Park. The feature race on the card that day was the historic Brooklyn Handicap. As usual a stellar field had been assembled for the then grade one event. There that day was three time winner Forego, but the champion was not in the field. He was there to be honoured by Belmont and the fans

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