This rather nasty-tempered mare was one of four Kentucky Oaks winners for her owner but failed to win another stakes race. Temper and all, she proved a gem in the breeding shed, producing three classy daughters and founding one of the great families of the 20th century. Name her.
Perhaps this Kentucky Derby winner should invest in a beret and a palette. In an art sale to benefit Thoroughbred retirement, he supplied the sales-topping piece of equine artwork, besting at least five other horses who were champions or Classic winners before they turned their talents to creating paintings for charity. Who was/is he?
This horse was a champion at 2 and a Classic winner at 3---under two different names. He later became an important sire and an influence for speed. Who was he, and what was his original name?
This mare reportedly changed hands for US$50 at one point, and according to some versions of her story was actually put to farm work before becoming the dam of a Horse of the Year and the granddam and great-granddam of champions. At least one branch of her family continues as a source of top-class horses today and includes several Classic and Breeders' Cup winners. Name her.
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.