This champion race mare was so popular that when she retired, a major turf publication held an essay contest on the subject of what lucky stallion should be her first mate. She was indeed bred to the horse touted in the winning essay and in due course produced a filly. The filly failed to emulate her dam's glory on the track but did produce a useful sire during the course of her broodmare career. Can you name the champion mare, her chosen mate, her daughter, and her stallion grandson?
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.