War Admiral

Over time there have been certain facts about some legendary horses that for one reason or another seem to become altered, thus creating a deeper mystique. Much of these factual liberties stem from movies made decades after said horse competed. One case in point is the size of the fourth American Triple Crown winner War Admiral, who ran to immortality

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Blue Larkspur

Edward Riley Bradley was one of the great breeders in the history of thoroughbred racing. His Idle Hour Stock Farm in Kentucky churned out stakes winner after stakes winner, one hundred and twenty-eight of them in total, in a forty year period during the first half of the twentieth century. However he never once led a year end breeder’s list.

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Round Table

April 6, 1954. In the dark hours of that night, the foaling barn at Claiborne Farm in Kentucky was a busy place. The sound of mares giving birth echoed throughout the barn. Knight’s Daughter was in labour and about to give birth to a bay son by Princequillo, while in a separate stall Miss Disco did likewise seven hours earlier

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Sir Ivor

Lester Piggott was one the greatest jockeys in turf history. His natural horsemanship combined with his uncanny ability to understand his mount, as well as his mental toughness gave him a clear advantage over ordinary riders. Piggott rode some of the greatest horses of his time such as Nijinsky, Petite Etoile, The Minstrel, Crepello, Never Say Die, Dahlia, Alleged, Ardross,

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Discovery

Weight. The great equalizer in Thoroughbred horse racing. Throughout the history of our beloved sport, the impost of weight a Thoroughbred carries in a race could make or break the horse’s chances for victory. The more successful the horse, the more weight would be assigned in future races. Weight can stop a train, sink a ship and equal the field

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In Reality

The acclaimed Man O’ War male line was one of the American turf’s most revered male lines, due to the everlasting fame of the great horse. The line did produce War Admiral, the 1937 Triple Crown wining son of the legendary Big Red and a host of good sires and broodmares during the 1920’s, 30’s and into the 40’s. However

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Alysheba

Throughout the history of the turf, there have been certain horses which have captured the public’s awareness to become fan favourites. These athletes develop a devoted following and in the process become legends. Successful horses have what we humans call charisma, a sense of spiritual power of self confidence and personal belief. Alysheba born on March 3, 1984, was most

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Affirmed

  Affirmed was a beautiful golden chestnut by Exclusive Native – Won’t Tell You by Crafty Admiral. His pedigree is full of top class horses as we can see Mahmoud, Sir Gallahad III, War Admiral, Equipoise and Polynesian in his fourth generation alone. He is a direct male line grandson of Raise A Native. Bred in Florida by Louis E.

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Damascus

Damascus was by Sword Dancer – Kerala by My Babu. His direct male line leads to the great sire Teddy, bred in 1913. However, it is not through Teddy’s more illustrious sons that the line leads to Damascus but through Sun Teddy, Sun Again, Sunglow, then to Sword Dancer. Sword Dancer was a flashy chestnut and had a great career

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