This old-time Kentucky Derby winner owed his existence to a change of heart by his breeder, who had culled his dam and sent her off via railroad to be sold for farm work. While the mare was en route, her owner changed his mind, recovered her before she could be sold, and had her bred instead. The resulting foal was her Derby winner. Name the horse and his breeder.
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.