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Name the only two TC winners not to have a full sibling!
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Raven wrote:Name the only two TC winners not to have a full sibling!
My guess would be Sir Barton and Seattle Slew.

Sir Barton because the races weren't considered the Triple Crown until long after he retired.

Seattle Slew because his sire died young.
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Flanders wrote:
Raven wrote:Name the only two TC winners not to have a full sibling!
My guess would be Sir Barton and Seattle Slew.

Sir Barton because the races weren't considered the Triple Crown until long after he retired.

Seattle Slew because his sire died young.
You guessed that? You good!!!!

Thanks for responding!
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Raven wrote:
Flanders wrote:
Raven wrote:Name the only two TC winners not to have a full sibling!
My guess would be Sir Barton and Seattle Slew.

Sir Barton because the races weren't considered the Triple Crown until long after he retired.

Seattle Slew because his sire died young.
You guessed that? You good!!!!

Thanks for responding!
I read a lot and like researching pedigrees. It was an educated guess. It came down to 3 horses in my mind, I had actually typed Sir Barton and Omaha, then I thought, oh wait Bold Reasoning died after only 3 crops.
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What is the biggest impost a horse has carried and won at a distance of more than 12f in the at least 50yrs, in a major racetrack, and what was his name?

On the flat!
btw i was there that day!!
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Raven wrote:What is the biggest impost a horse has carried and won at a distance of more than 12f in the at least 50yrs, in a major racetrack, and what was his name?

On the flat!
btw i was there that day!!
Just a guess as I really have no idea (nor do I have any idea how old you are), Forego?
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Forego is a good guess but not the horse that did that.
BTW I'm old,but not ancient! It was in the very early 80s in NY
Good try tho!!
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Well I was banking on it being the Jockey Club Gold Cup, since it used to be 2 miles but was run at 12f in the 80s. I'll have to think more.
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just guessing again, John Henry.
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John Henry. beat that horse by a nose in a major race!!
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Raven wrote:John Henry. beat that horse by a nose in a major race!!
I was wrong about JH beating him by a nose. It was the JCGC and JH won by a length!
Some how (even tho i was there)i thought that it was closer than that!!But reading about the race it was a length.
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Raven wrote:
Raven wrote:John Henry. beat that horse by a nose in a major race!!
I was wrong about JH beating him by a nose. It was the JCGC and JH won by a length!
Some how (even tho i was there)i thought that it was closer than that!!But reading about the race it was a length.
because you said this, I can easily find the answer, Peat Moss, 137lbs. I will not lie, I have never heard of this horse before.
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Peat Moss it is!
145 was the weigh and he won by 8 lengths in a two mile race at even money!!
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Raven wrote:Peat Moss it is!
145 was the weigh and he won by 8 lengths in a two mile race at even money!!
That is very neat. I see he was a gelding but he had a very nice pedigree. I love learning about horses and trivia. The end of his career is odd, raced 4 times in 5 years.
http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Result ... registry=T
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This ancestor of Man O War was named after his owner's wife, while his year younger full brother was named after the owner. The owner told his wife he wanted to name one of his coming 2yos after her. She got her revenge a year later when naming a full brother after her husband. Name the horses.
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Flanders wrote:This ancestor of Man O War was named after his owner's wife, while his year younger full brother was named after the owner. The owner told his wife he wanted to name one of his coming 2yos after her. She got her revenge a year later when naming a full brother after her husband. Name the horses.
Spendthrift and Miser?
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swale1984 wrote:
Flanders wrote:This ancestor of Man O War was named after his owner's wife, while his year younger full brother was named after the owner. The owner told his wife he wanted to name one of his coming 2yos after her. She got her revenge a year later when naming a full brother after her husband. Name the horses.
Spendthrift and Miser?
Correct!
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Flanders wrote:
swale1984 wrote:
Flanders wrote:This ancestor of Man O War was named after his owner's wife, while his year younger full brother was named after the owner. The owner told his wife he wanted to name one of his coming 2yos after her. She got her revenge a year later when naming a full brother after her husband. Name the horses.
Spendthrift and Miser?
Correct!
That was tricky; I thought about Spendthrift but mis-read the question so many times I thought I was looking for a female ancestor!



Ok, how about this one: Of all horses that have one 2 Prix de L'Arc de Triomphes, only one did not win in CONSECUTIVE years. Name the horse and the years in which it won.
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1930 and 1932 Motrico! I know this as I posted it in the Arc thread! :mrgreen: He was sent to stud after his first win but after coming back infertile, he went back to racing in 32 and won the Arc again!
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carole wrote:1930 and 1932 Motrico! I know this as I posted it in the Arc thread! :mrgreen: He was sent to stud after his first win but after coming back infertile, he went back to racing in 32 and won the Arc again!

yep!
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