If Accelerate loses out in 2018 American Horse of the Year voting to Justify, it will not be the first time a top-rate older male succumbs to the prestige of the Triple Crown. This week's mystery horse won six Grade I races in a single year, yet lost out in year-end voting to a Triple Crown winner he defeated on the track. Further, he didn't even win the championship in the older male division, much to his trainer's outrage. Who was he?
12/28/2018 11:16:18 pm
1/11/2019 10:13:08 pm
Yes, it was Exceller, who was a hard-luck horse both as a racer and as a stallion.
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