April202014
6PM

"He was little more than a pony. But, he had a big heart - and that is what really counts. The only thing about him physically that indicated any unusual quality was his head - a beauty. He was smooth and well made from nose to tail…A horse doesn’t have to have size to be a champion, as also witness Equipoise and Gusto. He must have something else. Something one cannot see - that innate spark which lends wings to his heels, and indomitable courage…”

- The Blood-Horse Magazine, 1932, on Broomstick

6PM
Australia’s “Red Terror”, Phar Lap, with his huge measurements as a three-year-old
(Photo and copyright, Victoria Racing Museum)

Australia’s “Red Terror”, Phar Lap, with his huge measurements as a three-year-old

(Photo and copyright, Victoria Racing Museum)

5PM
Bold Ruler and “Sunny Jim” Fitzsimmons, Preakness winner’s circle, May 18 1957

Bold Ruler and “Sunny Jim” Fitzsimmons, Preakness winner’s circle, May 18 1957

April192014
April182014

It’s been a year and a day since her retirement was announced

I still miss her so, so much

8PM

Speaking of Goldikova, let’s check in with her little boy! The little colt, a yearling this year, had been given the name GoldikovicĀ 

8PM
A little late, sorry! Anyways, here’s mighty mare Goldikova with her newest addition: a filly sired by Galileo. The foal, born on Feb 6, is a full sister to Goldi’s first foal. Reports indicate that Goldikova will be sent back to Galileo for the third time

A little late, sorry! Anyways, here’s mighty mare Goldikova with her newest addition: a filly sired by Galileo. The foal, born on Feb 6, is a full sister to Goldi’s first foal. Reports indicate that Goldikova will be sent back to Galileo for the third time

7PM
Mud-spattered but victorious, 4-year-old colt Howard Mann is led back after his upset victory in the 1897 Brooklyn Handicap at Gravesend. Sent out in place of his more accomplished stablemate The Winner, Howard Mann scampered home in the slop to win by four lengths. Heavily favored Handspring, who “looked the king of them all” in the post parade, faded to finish fifth

Mud-spattered but victorious, 4-year-old colt Howard Mann is led back after his upset victory in the 1897 Brooklyn Handicap at Gravesend. Sent out in place of his more accomplished stablemate The Winner, Howard Mann scampered home in the slop to win by four lengths. Heavily favored Handspring, who “looked the king of them all” in the post parade, faded to finish fifth

3PM

"He coupled that speed of a Thoroughbred with the heart of a lion."

Gallant Fox speeds to victory in the 1930 Kentucky Derby, with Gallant Knight in pursuit 

"He coupled that speed of a Thoroughbred with the heart of a lion."

Gallant Fox speeds to victory in the 1930 Kentucky Derby, with Gallant Knight in pursuitĀ 

2PM
3-year-old gelding Roman Brother at Saratoga in 1964, accompanied by his exercise rider
Roman Brother would be voted Horse of the Year by the Daily Racing Form in 1965, losing to the undefeated juvenile filly Moccasin in polls conducted by TRA and Turf and Sport Digest

3-year-old gelding Roman Brother at Saratoga in 1964, accompanied by his exercise rider

Roman Brother would be voted Horse of the Year by the Daily Racing Form in 1965, losing to the undefeated juvenile filly Moccasin in polls conducted by TRA and Turf and Sport Digest

April152014
6PM
Wavering Monarch, stakes-winner and fantastic sire
The winner of the 1982 Haskell Invitational and Omaha Gold Cup, Wavering Monarch’s fame as a stallion rest mostly in his grandchildren. He sired champion juvenile Maria’s Mon, who in turn sired two Kentucky Derby winners (Monarchos and Super Saver) as well as two champion fillies (Wait a While and Awesome Maria). Wavering Monarch also produced the filly Whiffling, who was the dam of ill-fated 1983 Champion 3-Year-Old Colt Prairie Bayou
Wavering Monarch died June 17, 2004

Wavering Monarch, stakes-winner and fantastic sire

The winner of the 1982 Haskell Invitational and Omaha Gold Cup, Wavering Monarch’s fame as a stallion rest mostly in his grandchildren. He sired champion juvenile Maria’s Mon, who in turn sired two Kentucky Derby winners (Monarchos and Super Saver) as well as two champion fillies (Wait a While and Awesome Maria). Wavering Monarch also produced the filly Whiffling, who was the dam of ill-fated 1983 Champion 3-Year-Old Colt Prairie Bayou

Wavering Monarch died June 17, 2004

6PM
Jorge Velasquez and 3-year-old colt Icy Nino storm to victory in the $10,000 City of Miami Handicap at Tropical Park, November 26 1967

Jorge Velasquez and 3-year-old colt Icy Nino storm to victory in the $10,000 City of Miami Handicap at Tropical Park, November 26 1967

6PM
"There are a lot of guy who call themselves horse trainers, but I am a trainer of racehorses. There is a difference. It is not how many events you win in a year, but that you try to win the good races."
Charlie Whittingham holds the reins on one of his earlier successes, the gelding Corn Husker. In 1957, 44-year-old Whittingham trained Liz Tippet’s former steeplechaser to victories in the San Juan Capistrano, San Gabriel, and Santa Anita Handicaps
Sitting aboard Corn Husker is future trainer Joe Manzi, who would find fame conditioning 1982 Champion Juvenile Colt Roving Boy and 1987 Kentucky Derby hopeful Masterful Advocate

"There are a lot of guy who call themselves horse trainers, but I am a trainer of racehorses. There is a difference. It is not how many events you win in a year, but that you try to win the good races."

Charlie Whittingham holds the reins on one of his earlier successes, the gelding Corn Husker. In 1957, 44-year-old Whittingham trained Liz Tippet’s former steeplechaser to victories in the San Juan Capistrano, San Gabriel, and Santa Anita Handicaps

Sitting aboard Corn Husker is future trainer Joe Manzi, who would find fame conditioning 1982 Champion Juvenile Colt Roving Boy and 1987 Kentucky Derby hopeful Masterful Advocate

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