Weekend Trivia Challenge of 10/14/16
The Futurity Stakes (USA-III) has faded to a mere shadow of what it once was, but there was a time when it was the richest event on the American racing calendar and the de facto championship event for American juveniles. In the days when it was legal for a stable to declare which of a coupled entry was intended to win, it was often the target of strategic planning as a stable might use the "declared to win" option to get some racing experience into a promising maiden while preserving the weight allowance granted to maidens. In another case, one Futurity winner may have been the first colt to make use of high-altitude training and strength training in his preparation for the historic race. Who was he?
10/14/2016 09:07:22 pm
10/16/2016 06:11:34 pm
Exactly right! He did his pre-Futurity training in Montana and routinely trained under 130 pounds although he was assigned only 115 for the Futurity.
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