Bred to be a Classic horse, this runner turned out to be a pure sprinter instead, earning a championship in that division. He also became the first horse to run in a Breeders' Cup race for five consecutive seasons. Who was he?
Named for a nickname of her owner's daughter (which was also the name of a prominent figure of ancient history), this filly was one of the few to run in both the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby. A two-time champion on the track, she later became an important broodmare. Who was she?
Prior to fracturing his shoulder as a 3-year-old, this horse won 0 stakes. After recovering from the injury, he won five stakes and a championship before becoming an important sire. Who is he?
A $15,000 claiming race seems an unlikely place to find a future Broodmare of the Year, but that was exactly the background of this notable matron. The dam of eight stakes winners, including a champion, she has had a tremendous impact on both American and European breeding through her daughters. Who is she?
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.