This fine race mare produced five stakes-winning colts for four different owners, but her lasting importance to her breed was through her daughters, even though none of her daughters exhibited any significant racing talent. Who was she?
It may not have been a check ride, but this famous Thoroughbred is one of the few to have flown with the U.S. Air Force. He flew on the race course as well, winning six consecutive Group I races age ages 3 and 4. Who was he?
This foundation mare ended her life in a butcher shop, but before her ignominious passing, she produced daughters that gave rise to notable families in America and Europe. She also became the namesake for an important American race. Who is she?
Winter book bets on a season's better juveniles as they prepare to turn 3 and begin the road to the Kentucky Derby are nothing new, but this Classic winner was so highly regarded by his connections as a foal that some among them were making future book bets on him for the Derby before he had even started a race. Name him.
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.