Racing History: Kincsem: Mystery & Majesty

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Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:27 pm

That was fascinating. Thanks for sharing...
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second_glance wrote:Very well-done article.

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Terrific article. To think she carried up to 168 pounds! What an amazing mare.
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Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:58 am

Still the greatest filly/mare of all time. It's insane to think how far she traveled (esp since transportation back then was anything but comfortable), how much weight she carried. She beat the best horses all over Europe.

A thing that doesn't get mentioned in the article: Later on Emperor Franz Josef was one of her biggest fans and was always in attendance when she raced in Austria. :D
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Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:38 am

Wonderful story, thank you!
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Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:42 am

Only ever heard bits about her, but it is great to get an in depth retelling of her story. Fantastic article!
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Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:54 am

They should make a movie of her life...would be great :-)
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For pedigree geeks: she is Camelot's 17th dam.
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Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:39 pm

Looking forward to reading article ... will save link to read later. Thanks.

Got interested in Kincsem a few years ago when Peppers Pride was listed second on the list of undefeated TBs to Kincsem. Since then, Black Caviar took PP's place ... pushing PP to third. Kincsem will stay at the top of the list, for sure! :D

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Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:08 pm

What a great read! Fantastic! Thanks for sharing! :D
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Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:53 pm

No wonder this story is such a great read! The story is written by Abigail Anderson, who posts at Blood-Horse and is known be a wonderful writer. Cheers to Ms. Anderson! I loved this story ... and beautifully written. Far better than anything I've read before on Kincsem, "Precious".

I should have read about the author before reading the article. :roll:

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Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:55 pm

Fascinating read, thanks!!!
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Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:31 pm

It's unfortunate that since she didn't race in the so-called "modern era" (whatever that means) she often goes unnoticed. Hardly any articles written about Black Caviar's "record" bothered to mention that Kincsem has more than double the victories. It seems like most people think Kincsem was just beating up on random Hungarian horses when in fact she did everything that modern champions are expected to do and then some.

Here's her complete race record (minus a few names of 2nd/3rd place finishers, etc.)
http://www.galopp-sieger.de/galoppsiege ... mCambuscan
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Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:00 pm

Thank you to everyone for these fabulous comments! I just loved researching & writing KINCSEM's story. What a GREAT, great thoroughbred she was! And it's very gratifying to know that you share my enthusiasm for Kincsem.
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Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:30 pm

Great article! She was an amazing racehorse.
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Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:11 am

I first read about, and fell in love with Kincsem when I read the book, More Than Courage by Lois Eby...WAY back when I was a little kid. The race where she decided to crop some grass before joining in was mentioned in the book. Any one else read this? Lots of neat stories there.
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Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:38 pm

Miss Woodford wrote:It's unfortunate that since she didn't race in the so-called "modern era" (whatever that means) she often goes unnoticed. Hardly any articles written about Black Caviar's "record" bothered to mention that Kincsem has more than double the victories. It seems like most people think Kincsem was just beating up on random Hungarian horses when in fact she did everything that modern champions are expected to do and then some.

Here's her complete race record (minus a few names of 2nd/3rd place finishers, etc.)
http://www.galopp-sieger.de/galoppsiege ... mCambuscan

She raced SO long ago, it's hard for us to get a handle on how good she really was. Can't blame those who rank her #1 and can't blame those who don't put her in their ranks at all.
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