Chris S. has it. Dancer's Image, the Canadian champion 2-year-old male of 1967, finished first in the 1968 Kentucky Derby but was disqualified due to traces of Bute in his post-race urine sample. The case dragged on for five years in the courts before being settled in favor of second-place Forward Pass, who rather ironically was never tested for drugs himself following the Derby. Owner Peter Fuller believed that his colt's urine sample had been tampered with because of his support of civil rights issues, but he was never able to prove this allegation. Dancer's Image had originally been named for Fuller's father, Alvan T. Fuller. At stud, Dancer's Image got the good European-based sprinters Godswalk, Lianga and Saritamer during his globe-trotting stud career.
I'm Avalyn Hunter, an author, pedigree researcher and longtime racing fan with a particular interest in Thoroughbred mares and their contributions to the history of the breed.