This future racing champion and Classic winner was such a nasty piece of work as an unraced youngster that he was slated for gelding. He was reprieved on the day of the operation because pre-surgical examination revealed that he was a ridgling and surgery to remove the undescended testicle would have been too risky. The change in plans proved most fortunate; not only did the wayward colt prove to be the best of his generation, but he became a champion sire as well. 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.