While we're waiting to see if Florida blows away over the next few days, here's a question regarding bananas (which is a pretty good description of the mental state of anyone ignoring evacuation orders right now). While most horses have a soft spot for apples, this mighty champion apparently liked a taste of the tropics and snacked on bananas if he had the chance. They certainly didn't hurt his weightlifting ability as he won 13 times with 130 pounds or more aboard. 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.