August292014

Anonymous said: Who was the first horse that descended from all eleven triple crown winners?

Oy this is gonna get complicated. I can say right out that there is no horse that can trace to all eleven of them, because Assault was like 90% sterile and left behind no Thoroughbred babies (although he did have a small handful of registered QH babies). So let’s try for the other ten, yes?

Let’s go ahead and look at Affirmed. He traced back to both War Admiral and Gallant Fox on his distaff side, so that’s three together. Seattle Slew had two War Admiral daughters in his pedigree and Secretariat didn’t trace back directly to any other TC winners. The others were too early and closely bunched together to really step into each others bloodlines (except, obviously, Gallant Fox and Omaha). Our best bet is to look for at Affirmed’s offspring

Affirmed sired 11 registered offspring from Seattle Slew mares. His daughter Divonia was out of the mare Elegant Lilly, whose pedigree contained Count Fleet. So that’s a horse with five of the possible 10 (Affirmed, Seattle Slew, War Admiral, Gallant Fox, and Count Fleet) and that’s probably the most your gonna get in one horse, unfortunately

Interestingly, there was a mare named Lulu Barton in the early 1950’s that was sired by Omaha and out of a Sir Barton mare, meaning that she had the first three Triple Crown winners immediately in her bloodline

So yeah, by my figuring (and I could, of course, be totally wrong) there were a few horses that had five TC winners in their pedigrees, but none with more. 

4PM
3-year-old colt Oran working over the track at Gravesend on June 10, 1907. While prepping for the Brooklyn Derby, he went 1 1/2 miles in 2:35 2/5 
Oran was a son of a hardy racer named Ossary and a Hanover mare called Sloe. He won most of his races as a juvenile, taking the Foam and Great Trial Stakes at Sheepshead Bay. The Brooklyn Derby was his first race at three, and he was favored mostly on the strength of his fast workout times. The field also included future Ladies Handicap winner Yankee Girl and future Travers and Withers winner Frank Gill. But the star turned out to be Peter Pan, who was on his way to a Champion 3-Year-Old Colt title. He won easily, with the low-weighted Paumonok second and Yankee Girl third

3-year-old colt Oran working over the track at Gravesend on June 10, 1907. While prepping for the Brooklyn Derby, he went 1 1/2 miles in 2:35 2/5 

Oran was a son of a hardy racer named Ossary and a Hanover mare called Sloe. He won most of his races as a juvenile, taking the Foam and Great Trial Stakes at Sheepshead Bay. The Brooklyn Derby was his first race at three, and he was favored mostly on the strength of his fast workout times. The field also included future Ladies Handicap winner Yankee Girl and future Travers and Withers winner Frank Gill. But the star turned out to be Peter Pan, who was on his way to a Champion 3-Year-Old Colt title. He won easily, with the low-weighted Paumonok second and Yankee Girl third

3PM
18-year-old mare Night Market with her 1960 Rough’N Tumble filly, later named Hard Bargain, at Ocala

18-year-old mare Night Market with her 1960 Rough’N Tumble filly, later named Hard Bargain, at Ocala

3PM
Meeting on the Track
4-year-old Bold Ruler (left) contemplates his 6-year-old full brother Independence (center), held by jockey Thomas Walsh, at Saratoga in August 1958. Independence was a high-class steeplechaser who raced for eight years and twice set track records going 20 furlongs
(Photo by Bert Morgan)

Meeting on the Track

4-year-old Bold Ruler (left) contemplates his 6-year-old full brother Independence (center), held by jockey Thomas Walsh, at Saratoga in August 1958. Independence was a high-class steeplechaser who raced for eight years and twice set track records going 20 furlongs

(Photo by Bert Morgan)

7AM

twostarsandstripes said: There's a boxing match on Saturday (August 30) at Del Mar between Elvis Trujillo and Corey "Douchebag" Nakatani. Am I correct to guess that you'll root for Elvis? I'm rooting for Elvis, simply because Corey needs his brains knocked in.

EL-VIS! EL-VIS! EL-VIS! WOOOOOO

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KICK HIS ASS WOOOOOOO!!!

August282014
webuiltthepyramids:

Curlin at Lane’s End Farm (my photo).

See, the horse itself is so gorgeous I almost didn’t notice the guy over there who appears to be either scratching his nose or smelling the lead
*Sniff sniff* “…Onions? Is it…sure smells like onions. Or maybe Pringles? Are there onions Pringles? I need to get me some of those…”

webuiltthepyramids:

Curlin at Lane’s End Farm (my photo).

See, the horse itself is so gorgeous I almost didn’t notice the guy over there who appears to be either scratching his nose or smelling the lead

*Sniff sniff* “…Onions? Is it…sure smells like onions. Or maybe Pringles? Are there onions Pringles? I need to get me some of those…”

10PM
webuiltthepyramids:

A.P. Indy at Lane’s End Farm (my photo).

Bow to the King, all hail His Highness 
His last crop turned three this year, guys. No more new little Indys. No more little Indys winning Triple Crown races (but man, Commissioner got close!), and only a few more little Indys racing at all. It’s a bit mind-boggling, really
(It’s mostly why I want Honor Code to come back, and hopefully in a big way)

webuiltthepyramids:

A.P. Indy at Lane’s End Farm (my photo).

Bow to the King, all hail His Highness 

His last crop turned three this year, guys. No more new little Indys. No more little Indys winning Triple Crown races (but man, Commissioner got close!), and only a few more little Indys racing at all. It’s a bit mind-boggling, really

(It’s mostly why I want Honor Code to come back, and hopefully in a big way)

9PM

"But one thing can be agreed upon. They were horses of entirely different types. Man o’ War was an equine giant - not a monstrosity but a very big horse, standing 16.2, muscled enormously, and full of the flaming spirit of the Fair Plays. His action was high and his courage matched it, and when he had a horse to go with him, he did not run as much as hurtle. A man who had seen Man o’ War once did not need to be a horseman to recognize him again, for perhaps no horse of at least this century had the carriage, the power, and the exuberant vitality of Fair Play’s mighty son.

Citation, on the other hand, is not particularly a striking horse, though this is not to be considered as any criticism of his appearance. He is a very smooth, very bloodlike dark bay, just over 16 hands, almost perfect in conformation, which means that no one feature stands out over another, and with a beautifully chiseled head. The nostrils are large and flaring, the eyes unusually large and expressive. His expression is extremely intelligent…

Man o’ War did everything with a flair; Citation does it with quiet perfection. Man o’ War ran with a lavish expedition of strength, almost of brute strength, his head high and his copper mane flaring. Citation moves like a frictionless machine. Man o’ War would bolt his food if he wasn’t watched, just as he tore into everything. citation eats as much as his trainer likes, but he isn’t ravenous. His disposition is quiet, though occasionally he would kick a bit in the winner’s enclosure after a long race, and nothing which goes on in the stable upsets him.”

- Joe H. Palmer, American Race Horses 1948

7PM
Whatsyourpleasure
1973 chestnut colt by What a Pleasure, out of Sweeping Beauty
Winner of the 1977 Paumonok Handicap (G3) and 1978 Fall Highweight Handicap (G2)

Whatsyourpleasure

1973 chestnut colt by What a Pleasure, out of Sweeping Beauty

Winner of the 1977 Paumonok Handicap (G3) and 1978 Fall Highweight Handicap (G2)

August262014
Greentree Stable’s Hash
Hash was born in 1936 at Greentree. His sire was hearty 1930’s stakes-winner Questionnaire, while his dam was Greentree’s homebred broodmare Delicacy. Hash raced through four seasons and 44 races, winning 12 of them and earning over $100,000. He took back-to-back runnings of the Edgemere Handicap, as well as the 1939 Larence Realization and 1940 Narragansett Special. Hash was retired to Warner L. Jones’ Hermitage Farm in Kentucky in 1942
He was off to a smashing start in 1946, when his 2-year-old daughter Miss Kimo won five stakes and placed in another four. She would be his best earner on the track, adding five more stakes victories at 3. In addition to Miss Kimo, Hash also sired 1948 Santa Anita Derby winner Salmagundi, and inaugural Santa Anita Maturity (now Strub Stakes) winner Flashco. Hash’s legacy was secured through his son Mel Hash, the broodmare sire of Explodent, a stallion who can still be found in pedigrees today

(Photo by J. C. Meadors)

Greentree Stable’s Hash

Hash was born in 1936 at Greentree. His sire was hearty 1930’s stakes-winner Questionnaire, while his dam was Greentree’s homebred broodmare Delicacy. Hash raced through four seasons and 44 races, winning 12 of them and earning over $100,000. He took back-to-back runnings of the Edgemere Handicap, as well as the 1939 Larence Realization and 1940 Narragansett Special. Hash was retired to Warner L. Jones’ Hermitage Farm in Kentucky in 1942

He was off to a smashing start in 1946, when his 2-year-old daughter Miss Kimo won five stakes and placed in another four. She would be his best earner on the track, adding five more stakes victories at 3. In addition to Miss Kimo, Hash also sired 1948 Santa Anita Derby winner Salmagundi, and inaugural Santa Anita Maturity (now Strub Stakes) winner Flashco. Hash’s legacy was secured through his son Mel Hash, the broodmare sire of Explodent, a stallion who can still be found in pedigrees today

(Photo by J. C. Meadors)

August232014
3-year-old Bold Ruler, getting a special visitor - Tom Fitzsimmons, brother of trainer “Sunny” Jim Fitzsimmons 

3-year-old Bold Ruler, getting a special visitor - Tom Fitzsimmons, brother of trainer “Sunny” Jim Fitzsimmons 

8PM
Take Control, the offspring of two Horse of the Year winners (A.P. Indy and Azeri( takes flight as a foal in 2007

Take Control, the offspring of two Horse of the Year winners (A.P. Indy and Azeri( takes flight as a foal in 2007

8PM

startinggate:

Wicked Strong tuned up for the Travers (I) with a 5-furlong breeze over the main… we legit chased him from the track to across the street to get more shots!

(via lehomestretchh)

7PM
Lucky Chappy
An international sort of horse, Lucky Chappy has raced in Italy, American, Dubai, and Australia, though he was bred in Ireland. He ran second in both the El Camino Real and Virginia Derbies, and he was third in the 2012 Hollywood Derby. He is currently racing in Australia
Though Lucky Chappy is officially registered as bay, he is only partially so. In fact, he seems to be split, with his front legs and chest being mostly bay, but his middle and hind end displaying grey coloring. He also possess a “skunk tail”. His coloring is apparently inherited from his mother, stakes-winning British mare Germane, who has been described as “practically a zebra”

Lucky Chappy

An international sort of horse, Lucky Chappy has raced in Italy, American, Dubai, and Australia, though he was bred in Ireland. He ran second in both the El Camino Real and Virginia Derbies, and he was third in the 2012 Hollywood Derby. He is currently racing in Australia

Though Lucky Chappy is officially registered as bay, he is only partially so. In fact, he seems to be split, with his front legs and chest being mostly bay, but his middle and hind end displaying grey coloring. He also possess a “skunk tail”. His coloring is apparently inherited from his mother, stakes-winning British mare Germane, who has been described as “practically a zebra”

August222014

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He is also rapture’s baby.

I got yo back, bud

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