Man O War

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Peter Lee’s Top 20

2019-07-20T10:57:10-05:00July 19th, 2019|

In 1999, the Blood-Horse published a list of the top 100 American racehorses of the 20th century, which caused a great deal of discussion (Man o'War ahead of Secretariat? Ruffian at only #35?). We're almost one-fifth of the way through the 21st century; what horses may make the Blood-Horse's top [...]

Another Tapit in the Belmont Stakes?

2019-05-30T09:59:08-05:00May 30th, 2019|

      Will Another Tapit Colt Take the Belmont?   By Peter Lee   When handicappers glance over the field for this year's Belmont Stakes one horse will play a big part in their picks: Tacitus.   Is it because he placed third in the Kentucky Derby? Perhaps. Is [...]

The Fighting Finish

2019-04-16T11:47:36-05:00April 16th, 2019|

  The Fighting Finish By Jonathan Stettin In the great history of the Run for the Roses there have been many thrilling moments. Not only do we have the thrill of a major sporting event and the combination of human and equine athleticism, but a significant amount of money changes [...]

Blazes

2019-03-29T08:06:08-05:00March 28th, 2019|

    1920 – Paul Jones - Blazes By Nick Costa and Mary Dixon Reynolds     When perusing over the names of horses that participated in the 1920 Kentucky Derby, one will not see Man O’ War listed among the entrants. The absence of the original ‘Big Red’, who [...]

Great Too Early

2019-02-26T19:21:13-05:00February 24th, 2019|

    Great Too Early: Five 2-Year-Olds Who Failed as 3-Year-Olds By: Peter Lee   In the book American Pharoah, author Joe Drape recounts an incident in which Vinery Farm manager Frances Relihan, impressed with American Pharoah's smooth movements, appetite and maturity, called owner Ahmed Zayat about the colt. Even [...]