Bahram

Undefeated horses hold a reverent mystique. The rarity of such an accomplishment provides a talking point for lively debate among thoroughbred fans. Triple Crown winners do likewise. Bahram was one of the very few to achieve ultimate status in both categories. As a matter of fact, Bahram was never seriously in danger of losing any of the nine races he

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Urban Sea

There is a phenomenon of incredible proportion currently happening in racing. The Epsom and Irish Derbies of 2016 were won by the Aga Khan’s brilliant colt Harzand, who is sired by Epsom Derby winner Sea The Stars. The colts who finished second to Harzand, Idaho in the Irish Derby and U.S. Ranger in the Epsom Derby, are both sired by

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Numbered Account

In the world of Thoroughbred racing there have been certain individuals who have been so remarkable that they are remembered with great affection and awe. Numbered Account was a champion on the track, a producer of grade one stakes winners, and is a very influential mare in the pedigrees of some of today’s champions. She was also one of the

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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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Courtly Dee

Many people in Thoroughbred breeding believe that pedigree is everything. While there have been many fashionably bred colts and fillies that did not live up to their exulted ancestors on the race track, some did become wonderful progenitors when sent to a breeding career. Courtly Dee is a prime example of this. Bred in 1968 by Donald Unger, Courtly Dee

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Lomitas

Overcoming the odds in Thoroughbred racing happens every day. The odds in question are the betting odds, which are in actuality an opinion poll using the money from those with an opinion as to which horse will win the race. There are some horses however that had to overcome of a different nature to become winning racers. These odds had

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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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