Spectacular Bid

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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 [...]

RIP Ronnie Franklin

2018-03-09T10:40:09-05:00March 9th, 2018|

Ronnie Franklin who won the 1979 Kentucky Derby and Preakness aboard Spectacular Bid passed away at 58 years old. Ronnie lost the mount on Spectacular Bid following a defeat to Coastal under Ruben Hernandez in the Belmont Stakes. Many blamed Ronnie and his early backside move for the defeat but [...]