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Bold Ruler defeats Clem at Belmont Park in 1958. The race is either the Toboggan Handicap or the Suburban Handicap. (Photo by NYRA/Bob Coglianese)

Bold Ruler defeats Clem at Belmont Park in 1958. The race is either the Toboggan Handicap or the Suburban Handicap. (Photo by NYRA/Bob Coglianese)

Food for Derby thought: In the 1970s, trainer Lou Rondinello would receive stock to train from top quality stamina sires to prepare for the Triple Crown, but would never work them fast. His nickname?: “Fifty-Two Lou.” His strategy seemed to work out okay with the 1974 Preakness and Belmont winner Little Current, who finished 5th in the Kentucky Derby after being dead last for most of the race.

Food for Derby thought: In the 1970s, trainer Lou Rondinello would receive stock to train from top quality stamina sires to prepare for the Triple Crown, but would never work them fast. His nickname?: “Fifty-Two Lou.” His strategy seemed to work out okay with the 1974 Preakness and Belmont winner Little Current, who finished 5th in the Kentucky Derby after being dead last for most of the race.

The biggest bomb in Breeders’ Cup history occurred on Santa Anita’s main: Arcangues, a Euro invader at 133-1. Not even accomplished jockey Jerry Bailey gave him a chance, as Bailey was a late rider choice, had never ridden the horse, and was aware Arcangues was untested on dirt.

The biggest bomb in Breeders’ Cup history occurred on Santa Anita’s main: Arcangues, a Euro invader at 133-1. Not even accomplished jockey Jerry Bailey gave him a chance, as Bailey was a late rider choice, had never ridden the horse, and was aware Arcangues was untested on dirt.

The pari-mutuel windows were well-decorated at Belmont Park with past legends. This blog being called “The Galloping Hat Rack,” I naturally had to photograph Exterminator alongside Man o’ War and Regret.
(Photo by Dawna Wood/GallopingHatRack.com)

The pari-mutuel windows were well-decorated at Belmont Park with past legends. This blog being called “The Galloping Hat Rack,” I naturally had to photograph Exterminator alongside Man o’ War and Regret.

(Photo by Dawna Wood/GallopingHatRack.com)

To date, just 5 stallions who have won the Jockey Club Gold Cup have sired a winner of the same race, with four of them considered to be all-time great sires: Man o’ War (War Admiral, Crusader), Princequillo (Hill Prince), Chance Play (Pot o’ Luck), Sword Dancer (Damascus), and Nashua (Shuvee, who won it twice). 
Will Bernardini join that list with son Stay Thirsty [pictured]? (Thirsty’s already repeated history winning both the Jim Dandy and Travers!)

To date, just 5 stallions who have won the Jockey Club Gold Cup have sired a winner of the same race, with four of them considered to be all-time great sires: Man o’ War (War Admiral, Crusader), Princequillo (Hill Prince), Chance Play (Pot o’ Luck), Sword Dancer (Damascus), and Nashua (Shuvee, who won it twice). 

Will Bernardini join that list with son Stay Thirsty [pictured]? (Thirsty’s already repeated history winning both the Jim Dandy and Travers!)

In 1920, only two horses were entered in the second running of the Jockey Club Gold Cup, which at the time was a whopping 1 1/2 mile race. Harry Payne Whitney sportingly sent his Damask to run against the legendary Man o’ War, who defeated the colt under a stranglehold by 15 lengths while breaking the American record for the distance.

In 1920, only two horses were entered in the second running of the Jockey Club Gold Cup, which at the time was a whopping 1 1/2 mile race. Harry Payne Whitney sportingly sent his Damask to run against the legendary Man o’ War, who defeated the colt under a stranglehold by 15 lengths while breaking the American record for the distance.

September 16, 1978 - The first time two Triple Crown winners met on the track. Seattle Slew shipped west for the first time to face Affirmed in the 1978 Marlboro Cup. Slew won handily by 3 lengths.

This weekend’s Triple Bend Handicap (I) was won yesterday by the brilliant sprinter Smiling Tiger, but lest we forget the real Triple Bend himself in the thrilling 1972 Santa Anita Handicap (I). The start of the race was comprised by gray sprinter Buzkashi vaulting over the rail before toppling over in the infield. The rest of the race pitted Don Pierce on Triple Bend against Bill “The Shoe” Shoemaker on prized California colt Cougar II and highweight Unconscious with Angel Cordero Jr. Watch the race for yourself to see who won.

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Think history doesn’t repeat itself? Jockey John Velazquez is led out to the start of a victorious Fourstardave Stakes (II) at Saratoga aboard Leroidesanimaux— the sire of John’s first Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom.

Think history doesn’t repeat itself? Jockey John Velazquez is led out to the start of a victorious Fourstardave Stakes (II) at Saratoga aboard Leroidesanimaux— the sire of John’s first Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom.

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