Backyard breeders everywhere can take heart from the tale of this champion, who was literally raised in his breeder's half-acre back lot. The colt raised in these unlikely circumstances became a champion both on the racetrack and in the stud, in the process becoming the first horse from his home state to lead the American general sire list. At the time of his retirement, he was also the top racetrack earner among former sales yearlings. Name him.
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.