A striking gray who went to white early, this champion was doubly conspicuous on the New York racing circuit as he was regularly ridden by a woman---as one racing writer put it, the pair might have gotten the most attention of any woman-horse duo since Lady Godiva and her white horse made their legendary ride through Coventry. Who was this top runner, and who was the woman who rode him?
One of four champions produced by his dam, this noted runner earned more championship titles than all three of his champion sibs put together in spite of an injury that robbed him of most of one season and a narrow Breeders' Cup loss in another. Who was he?
This mare was a champion both on the race track and in the breeding shed, though oddly enough, she was given Broodmare of the Year honors before either of her two champions had begun to race. Equally oddly, one of the mares passed over in her favor was her own dam, who by that time had already produced six stakes winners including our mystery horse herself. Who was she?
Named for a New York sports editor, this horse became a champion as a juvenile, yet was used as a work horse for a stablemate the following season. Unfazed by the extra work, he also made 19 starts that year, winning seven stakes races along the way. Who was he?
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.