Success in training was a family affair for one trainer. After getting his first Grade 1 win as a trainer with a Coaching Club American Oaks winner, those who looked back through the record books would have found that he had gotten his first graded win as a trainer with the filly's sire. His CCA Oaks winner was more than a one-race wonder, too, as she won five "Oaks" races all told during her 3-year-old season. Who was the trainer, and who were the horses involved in this real-life tale?
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.