A notable champion on the race course, this fine runner lost all chance at one Classic race when his fans mobbed him prior to the event, going so far as to pull hairs from their hero's tail. Upset by the human swarm, the colt made no showing in the race (for which he was a heavy favorite) but made amends later in another Classic event. He went on to become a fine sire whose male-line descendants went on to successful stud careers in both North and South America but oddly, although a high-class stayer himself, became known primarily as a source of speed. Name him, and name the race he lost because of his overenthusiastic fans.
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.