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"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

02:50 min | Last week

"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"Koi beach in the <Speech_Male> Caribbean, had <Speech_Male> now won a couple <Speech_Male> of stakes had <Speech_Male> tied or broken a <Speech_Male> pair of stakes records <Speech_Male> and had even beaten <Speech_Male> colts in one of <Speech_Music_Male> those steaks victories. <Speech_Male> But she had been <Speech_Music_Male> racing and restricted <Speech_Music_Male> state bred company had never been <Speech_Music_Male> beyond 7 furlongs <Speech_Music_Male> and had never <Speech_Music_Male> raced outside of New <Speech_Music_Male> York. That <Speech_Music_Male> all changed on <Speech_Music_Male> March 17th, <Speech_Male> 1982, <Speech_Male> when Cooper coy's <Speech_Male> joy shipped to turfway <Speech_Male> park in northern <Speech_Male> Kentucky to run <Speech_Music_Male> against males in <Speech_Music_Male> the spiral stakes <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> at a mile and a 16th. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> She ran <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> third and that was <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> good enough to convince <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> her connections to run <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> her later that spring <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> in The Kentucky Derby. <Speech_Music_Male> She would set <Speech_Music_Male> the pace at Churchill <Speech_Music_Male> downs on the first <Speech_Music_Male> Saturday in May <Speech_Music_Male> before fading <Speech_Music_Male> to finish tenth in the <Speech_Music_Male> run for the roses. <Speech_Male> But Koopa koi <Speech_Male> joy was not <Speech_Music_Male> finished. In fact, <Speech_Male> she was about to put <Speech_Male> together an impressive <Speech_Male> string of races, <Speech_Male> which would cause many <Speech_Male> to view her as one of the <Speech_Male> top Phillies in North <Speech_Male> America. The <Speech_Male> date was May 22nd, <Speech_Male> 1982, <Speech_Male> and the race <Speech_Male> was the grade one <Speech_Male> acorn on <Speech_Male> opening day of the Belmont <Speech_Male> park meeting. <Speech_Male> It was also the first <Speech_Male> leg of New York's <Speech_Male> Philly Triple Crown. <Speech_Male> Cooper coy's <Speech_Male> joy won the race <Speech_Male> and one minute 34 <Speech_Male> and one 5th <Speech_Music_Male> seconds for the one <Speech_Male> mile distance, <Speech_Male> breaking ruffian <Speech_Male> stakes record. <Speech_Male> She would add the <Speech_Male> second jewel of the <Speech_Male> triple on June <Speech_Male> 4th in the grade one <Speech_Male> mother goose at a <Speech_Male> mile and an 8th at Belmont <Speech_Male> before <Speech_Male> finishing runner up <Speech_Male> to Christmas past <Speech_Male> at the grueling distance <Speech_Male> of a mile and a half <Speech_Male> in the grade <Speech_Music_Male> one coaching club of <Speech_Music_Male> America oaks. <Speech_Male> Koopa koy's <Speech_Male> joy fell <Speech_Male> short of the New York Philly <Speech_Male> triple tiara. <Speech_Male> In fact, <Speech_Male> it was Christmas <Speech_Male> past who not only <Speech_Male> defeated her that day <Speech_Male> at Belmont park, <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> but also topped <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> her in balloting at <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> the end of the year for <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> honors as eclipse <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> champion three year old Philly. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> But Koopa <Speech_Music_Male> koy's joy <Speech_Music_Male> had proved that she <Speech_Music_Male> was not just a one <Speech_Music_Male> dimensional state <Speech_Music_Male> bred sprinter. <Speech_Music_Male> She koy's <Speech_Male> joy fell <Speech_Male> short of the New York Philly <Speech_Male> triple tiara. <Speech_Male> In fact, <Speech_Male> it was Christmas <Speech_Male> past who not only <Speech_Male> defeated her that day <Speech_Male> at Belmont park, <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> but also topped <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> her in balloting at <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> the end of the year for <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> honors as eclipse <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> champion three year old Philly. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> But Koopa <Speech_Music_Male> koy's joy <Speech_Music_Male> had proved that she <Speech_Music_Male> was not just a one <Speech_Music_Male> dimensional state <Speech_Music_Male> bred sprinter. <Speech_Music_Male> She could beat open <Speech_Music_Male> company she could win <Speech_Music_Male> a grade one <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> and she could win beyond <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> 7 furlongs. <Speech_Music_Male> That's why <Speech_Music_Male> it's a disservice to <Speech_Music_Male> the Philly to remember <Speech_Music_Male> her simply as <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> that Philly <SpeakerChange> who ran <Speech_Music_Male> tenth in The Kentucky <Speech_Music_Male> Derby 40 <Speech_Music_Male> years ago. <Speech_Music_Male> She was a dual <Speech_Music_Male> grade one winner <Speech_Music_Male> after she ran in the Derby, <Speech_Music_Male> and she was <Speech_Music_Male> a stakes winner from <Speech_Music_Male> 6 to 9 for <Speech_Music_Male> longs. <Speech_Music_Male> After producing 11 <Speech_Music_Male> foals over the <Speech_Music_Male> course of 17 years, <Speech_Music_Male> Koopa koy's <Speech_Music_Male> joy died in 2004 <Speech_Music_Male> at the <Speech_Music_Male> age of 25 <Speech_Music_Male> on Robert Perez's <Speech_Music_Male> farm in otisville, <Speech_Music_Male> New York, <Speech_Music_Male> and her name is <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> enshrined both <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> in the record books <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> and in the stakes race <Speech_Music_Male> named in her honor, <Speech_Music_Male> a tribute <Speech_Music_Male> to her legacy <Speech_Music_Male> as one of the greatest <Speech_Music_Male> New York red Phillies <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> of all time. <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> Please join me <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> again next week when <Speech_Music_Male> I take another stroll <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> through racing history, <Speech_Music_Male> presented by <Speech_Music_Male> keenly. <Speech_Music_Male> For HR <SpeakerChange> RN. <Speech_Music_Male> I'm Kurt Becker. <Music>

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"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

02:33 min | Last month

"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"There would be <Speech_Male> continuous left hand <Speech_Male> turns thereafter followed <Speech_Music_Male> by more elevation <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> changes. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Pigot reported that <Speech_Male> Roberto seemed <Speech_Music_Male> quite comfortable <Speech_Music_Male> with everything. <Speech_Male> Galbreath who was <Speech_Music_Male> having breakfast in the <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> track lounge in the stable <Speech_Music_Male> area tipped the <Speech_Music_Male> cook and advised <Speech_Music_Male> her to bed at all <Speech_Music_Male> on Roberto. <Speech_Music_Male> Management then <Speech_Music_Male> showed galbraith the <Speech_Male> location of his seats <Speech_Male> as well as the path to <Speech_Male> the winner circle. <Speech_Male> Goll breth nodded <Speech_Male> and said, I just <Speech_Male> hope I get to make <Speech_Male> use of that knowledge. <Speech_Male> And indeed <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> he would. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> The date was Wednesday, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> June 7th, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> 1972. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> The race <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> was the 193rd <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> running of the epsom <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Derby. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Roberto was the <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> three to one favorite in <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> a 22 horse field <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> of crowd <Speech_Music_Male> of 300,000 <Speech_Music_Male> was on hand, <Speech_Music_Male> including Queen Elizabeth II, <Speech_Music_Male> Prince Philip, <Speech_Music_Male> princess <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Anne and the queen <Speech_Music_Male> mother. <Speech_Music_Male> And in the final two <Speech_Male> furlongs Roberto <Speech_Male> found <SpeakerChange> himself <Speech_Music_Male> locked into a <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> battle. With just <Speech_Music_Male> under a quarter mile <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Music_Male> further on the far side from <Speech_Music_Male> Rhine gold, <Speech_Music_Male> Roberto, met <Speech_Music_Male> him and <Speech_Music_Male> gunbuster yesterday <Speech_Music_Male> a nice <Speech_Music_Male> ram golden Roberto <Speech_Music_Male> from pension <Speech_Music_Male> feathers a bit squeezed <Speech_Music_Male> for room over on the far <Speech_Music_Male> side. And as they run <Speech_Music_Male> into the final furlong, <Speech_Music_Male> it's Roberto <Speech_Music_Male> and reindeer <Speech_Music_Male> Randall nearest to us <Laughter> for better when the <Speech_Music_Male> faster they're running <Speech_Music_Male> absolutely hid <Speech_Music_Male> for head followed <Speech_Music_Male> by Benson furthermore <Laughter> than us and at the <Laughter> best I think <Laughter> Lester Pickett has <Laughter> just forced a better <Speech_Music_Male> hidden front of ringgold <Speech_Music_Male> Benton had <Speech_Music_Male> said then gumbo <Speech_Music_Male> and Mira <Speech_Music_Male> Scottish rifle on <Speech_Music_Male> window and molten <Speech_Music_Male> at desperately <Speech_Music_Male> <SpeakerChange> close thing <Speech_Music_Male> and desperately <Speech_Music_Male> close thing. It was <Speech_Music_Male> the closest finish in <Speech_Male> the epsom Derby <Speech_Male> in 63 years. <Speech_Male> Pigot <Speech_Male> thought he had lost <Speech_Male> and actually dismounted <Speech_Male> before the result <Speech_Male> was posted. <Speech_Male> There was also a stewards <Speech_Music_Male> inquiry into <Speech_Music_Male> the stretch run with <Speech_Music_Male> the inquiry <Speech_Music_Male> lasting 22 <Speech_Music_Male> minutes. But <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> ultimately, both the <Speech_Music_Male> photo finish and the <Speech_Music_Male> stewards agreed, <Speech_Music_Male> Roberto <SpeakerChange> was <Speech_Music_Male> the winner. <Speech_Male> It was said that <Speech_Male> pigot's manifest <Speech_Music_Male> finishing talents <Speech_Music_Male> had made all the difference <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> in a race decided <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> by a nose. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> As pigot ordered <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> champagne for the <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> jockeys room, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> gall breath was heralded <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> as the first person <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> ever to win both The <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Kentucky Derby, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> a race he had won <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> with chateau gay <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> and proud clarion <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> and the epsom <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Derby, which he <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> had captured with Roberto. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Music_Male> Goldberg would pass <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> away in July <Speech_Music_Male> of 1988. <Speech_Music_Male> By coincidence, <Speech_Music_Male> Roberto <Speech_Music_Male> would die just 12 <Speech_Music_Male> days later. <Speech_Music_Male> And of course, <Speech_Music_Male> pigot passed on <Speech_Music_Male> May 29th of <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> this year. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> But the memory of <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> the 1972 <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> epsom Derby <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> lives on <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> some 50 <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> years later. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Happy <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> epsom Derby day <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> everyone. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Please join me again <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> next week as I take <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> another stroll through racing <Speech_Music_Male> history <Speech_Music_Male> presented by keenland. <Speech_Music_Male> For HR <Speech_Music_Male> RN, <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Music_Male> I'm Kurt Becker.

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"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

01:40 min | Last month

"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"And girlish frame <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> and skipped <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> over the racing surface <Speech_Music_Male> to win the <Speech_Music_Male> Preakness and wire to <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> wire fashion. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> She beat 14 <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> males that day, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> 14 <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> colts with heavier <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> frames who found <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> themselves trudging <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> with difficulty <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> through the mud, the <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> muck and the mire. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Some 19 <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> days later, <Speech_Music_Male> Nellie Moore shipped <Speech_Music_Male> to Louisville, Kentucky <Speech_Male> for the $10,000 <Speech_Male> added Kentucky <Speech_Male> oaks. She <Speech_Male> led with three furlongs <Speech_Music_Male> to go before <Speech_Music_Male> tiring to finish third. <Speech_Male> When the <Speech_Male> winner was disqualified <Speech_Male> by the stewards, <Speech_Male> Nellie Morse was <Speech_Male> promoted to runner <Speech_Male> up in the final <Speech_Male> result. Displaying <Speech_Male> signs of soreness <Speech_Male> after the race, <Speech_Male> Nellie Morris was <Speech_Male> rested for the remainder <Speech_Male> of the year. <Speech_Male> Still, her performance <Speech_Male> in the Preakness <Speech_Music_Male> was sufficient for <Speech_Male> most newspapers <Speech_Male> to declare her <Speech_Male> the champion three year old <Speech_Music_Male> Philly of 1924. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> She <Speech_Male> would make a brief <Speech_Male> return to the races <Speech_Male> as a four year old <Speech_Male> before being retired <Speech_Music_Male> and sold <Speech_Music_Male> as a brute mayor prospect. <Speech_Male> Eventually, <Speech_Male> Nellie Morse <Speech_Male> would land in the broodmare <Speech_Male> band at calumet <Speech_Male> farm in Lexington. <Speech_Male> She would become <Speech_Male> the dam of Nellie <Speech_Male> flagg, a <Speech_Male> calumet home bred who <Speech_Male> would be heralded as <Speech_Male> champion juvenile Philly <Speech_Male> of 1934. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> And even though Nellie <Speech_Male> Morse died <Speech_Male> in 1941, <Speech_Male> her name resurfaced several <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> decades later <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> during the spring classics <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> as she became <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> the fourth dam <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> of 1976 <Speech_Music_Male> Kentucky <Speech_Music_Male> Derby and Belmont <Speech_Music_Male> stakes winner bold <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Forbes and <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> the 7th dam <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> of 1987 <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Belmont winner <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> bet twice. <Speech_Music_Male> After Nellie <Speech_Music_Male> Morse won the Preakness <Speech_Music_Male> in 1924, <Speech_Music_Male> it <Speech_Music_Male> would be 85 <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> years before <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> another Philly would beat <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> the colts in the middle <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> jewel of racing's <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Triple Crown. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Her name, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> of course, was Rachel <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Alexandra. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> And in 2020, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Swiss skydiver <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> became the <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> 6th Billy ever <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> to win the preach mistakes. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement>

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"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

02:45 min | Last month

"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"Trained by <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> Thomas Hayes of Lexington, <Speech_Male> donor rail <Speech_Male> had been dismissed <Speech_Music_Male> as irrelevant to <Speech_Male> the Derby picture. <Speech_Male> Horses from the eastern <Speech_Music_Male> seaboard were getting <Speech_Music_Male> far more headlines. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> So lightly <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> regarded was Donna <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> rail, in fact, that <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> for Derby week, <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> he had to stable <Speech_Music_Male> at Douglas park <Speech_Male> racetrack in Louisville. <Speech_Male> There was no <Speech_Male> room for him at <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Churchill downs. On Derby day, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> may 10th, 1913, <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> his trainer <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> had to walk him <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> the three mile <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> distance from Douglas <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> park to Churchill <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> downs for the big race. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> That walked <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> to Churchill would be <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> anything but leisurely. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> A record <Speech_Male> crowd of 30,000 <Speech_Male> spectators <Speech_Male> was arriving by <Speech_Male> street car audible <Speech_Male> Beal and horse and buggy <Speech_Male> on Derby day. <Speech_Male> <SpeakerChange> They probably <Speech_Male> noticed a horse <Speech_Male> walking in their midst, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> but they likely <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> never imagined <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> they were looking at <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> the horse who a <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> few hours later would <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> reign as the winner of The <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Kentucky Derby. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> He had a sturdy <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> build but was <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> not particularly <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> flashy. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> He was unremarkable <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> in appearance <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> and his racing <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> record was undistinguished. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> And <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> yet later that <Speech_Music_Male> day, when the field <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> turned for home in the <Speech_Music_Male> 39th running <Speech_Music_Male> of The Kentucky Derby, <Speech_Music_Male> it was dot a <Speech_Music_Male> rail who won. <Speech_Music_Male> Rallying <Speech_Music_Male> from off the pace he <Speech_Male> collared ten <Speech_Male> point at the top of <Speech_Male> the stretch and the <Speech_Male> two went nose to <Speech_Music_Male> nose through the final furlong. <Speech_Music_Male> And at the <Speech_Music_Male> wire, it was Donna <Speech_Male> rail by a half <Speech_Music_Male> length for jockey <Speech_Music_Male> Roscoe goose <Speech_Male> in track and <Speech_Music_Male> stakes record time. <Speech_Male> His odds <Speech_Music_Male> were 91 <Speech_Music_Male> to one. <Speech_Music_Male> The payoff <Speech_Music_Male> $184 <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Music_Male> 90 cents on the <Speech_Music_Male> $2 ticket. <Speech_Male> It was the biggest <Speech_Male> upset in Kentucky <Speech_Music_Male> Derby history at <Speech_Male> the time, and <Speech_Male> it remained so <Speech_Male> still today. <Speech_Male> Some 109 <Speech_Male> years later. <Speech_Male> Still, rich <Speech_Male> strike winning at odds <Speech_Male> of 80 to one <Speech_Male> last weekend <Speech_Male> was a <Speech_Music_Male> significant story for the <Speech_Music_Male> news cycle. It <Speech_Male> was not the biggest <Speech_Male> shocker in the history of <Speech_Male> America's most storied <Speech_Male> race, but <SpeakerChange> still <Speech_Music_Male> it was big. <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Music_Male> <Laughter> And they're into <Speech_Music_Male> the stretch, and <Laughter> it's besieged <Laughter> chrome pride <Laughter> and effort center <Speech_Music_Male> is coming <Laughter> up to them outside <Laughter> that <Laughter> center has <Laughter> taken the lead <Laughter> as they arrive <Laughter> into the final for <Laughter> long, Jason <Laughter> is coming after <Laughter> him. That <Laughter> presenter and <Laughter> said that the <Laughter> two strive <Speech_Music_Male> for his ride <Speech_Music_Male> simplification <Speech_Music_Male> down the outside <Speech_Music_Male> of things, but <Laughter> coming down to the wire <Laughter> that center is <Laughter> handed. Reach <Laughter> strike is <Speech_Music_Male> coming up on the <Speech_Music_Male> inside. Oh <Speech_Music_Male> my goodness, <Speech_Music_Male> the longest <Laughter> shot has <Speech_Music_Male> once hit Becky Derby. <Speech_Music_Male> Red <Speech_Music_Male> strike <Speech_Music_Male> has done it in <Speech_Music_Male> a stunning <Speech_Music_Male> unbelievable <Speech_Music_Male> <SpeakerChange> upset. <Speech_Music_Male> The <Speech_Music_Male> longest shot on <Speech_Music_Male> the board last Saturday, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> the <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> second longest shot <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> ever to wear <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> the roses. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Rich strike has <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> already earned his <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> place in <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> racing history. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Please join <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> me again next week <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> when I take another <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> stroll through racing <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> history, presented <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> by keenland. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> For HR <Speech_Music_Male> RN, <SpeakerChange> I'm <Speech_Music_Male> Kurt Becker.

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"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

02:08 min | 2 months ago

"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"<Speech_Male> Derby day was <Speech_Male> cold and windy. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> General <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> duke was scratched <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> the morning of the race, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> the result of a <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> foot injury. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> It was said that folks <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> in the Clubhouse <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> later that day were <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> offering condolences <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> to <Speech_Music_Male> gene and Lucille <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Markey, the proprietors <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> of calumet <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> farm says general <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> duke had been relegated <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> to the sidelines. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> But by four 45 <Speech_Male> that afternoon, <Speech_Male> the markings <Speech_Male> were receiving not <Speech_Male> condolences, <Speech_Male> but congratulations. <Speech_Male> For their <Speech_Male> second string cult, <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> their ugly <Speech_Male> duckling iron <Speech_Male> leach had <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> survived a torrid <Speech_Male> stretch battle to defeat <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> gallant man <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> by a nose <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> in the closest Derby <Speech_Music_Male> finish in 24 <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> years. <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> It was the first <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> Derby title for <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> trainer Jones, the <Speech_Male> first for jockey <Speech_Music_Male> Bill hardtack <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> and a record 6th <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> for calumet. <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> The race <Speech_Male> itself had been <Speech_Male> eventful. <Speech_Music_Male> Bill shoemaker <Speech_Music_Male> had misjudged <Speech_Male> the finish line on <Speech_Male> gallant man bringing <Speech_Male> to life a nightmare, <Speech_Music_Male> which the <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> colts owner had suffered <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> the night before the race. <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> Round <Speech_Male> table had too far <Speech_Male> to come. <Speech_Male> Federal hill could <Speech_Male> not carry his speed. <Speech_Male> Bold <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> ruler never <Speech_Male> responded when he <Speech_Male> was asked to run. <Speech_Male> Everyone <Speech_Male> had excuses. <Speech_Male> Everyone that is, <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> except iron <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> leech who <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> did not need an <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> excuse for <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> he was wearing the roses <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> after rewarding <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> his backers <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> with a straight mutual <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> payoff of <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> $18 <Speech_Music_Male> 80 cents. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Later <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> that month, iron <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> leach would run second <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> to bold ruler in <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> the Preakness stakes. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> He would skip <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> the Belmont and make <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> only a limited <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> number of starts thereafter <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> before <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> being exported to <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Japan for stallion <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> duty. 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"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

02:16 min | 3 months ago

"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"20,000 <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Music_Female> <Laughter> <Speech_Male> and a national television <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> audience on ESPN, <Speech_Male> the <Speech_Male> long striding cult <Speech_Male> went to the post as the <Speech_Male> even money <SpeakerChange> favorite <Speech_Music_Male> Tom durkin <Speech_Music_Male> with the call. 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"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

06:21 min | 3 months ago

"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"All right, thanks for the phone call, Peter, 8 8 8 9 6 6 HR N, the number of the call to talk to track announcer Kurt Becker, 888-966-4776. Kurt sailing Owens second question was, is there one race in history? You would have liked to have called. Oh, there's a terrific question, especially if one enjoys racing history. I would say that there's not one that no, here's why. Here's why I say no. The reason I say no is because I enjoy going back and listening to the race calls of the individuals who did call these great historic races. I'll give you an example. I've always said that if you want to erase that is fundamentally very sound as a race call, go back and listen to chick Anderson's call of the 1977 Kentucky Derby won by Seattle slew. I just think as far as method and approach, it was a tremendous call. Mike bataglia. Mike's call of the 1981 Kentucky Derby won by pleasant colony. That's one of my all time favorite calls. You go back and listen to delivery is just so smooth as he works his way through that big bulky field and there's all this chaos as typically happens during that charge into the first turn and I loved the fact how Mike never loses his composure. It's just a steady, consistent type of delivery. So I actually enjoy going back and listening to that type of thing. I will say this, Mike. You think about maybe the most memorable race in the modern era secretariat winning the Belmont by 31 lengths and I've shared this with Mike before. Folks who know me know I'm reluctant to call a close photo finish. And there are a couple of reasons for that, not the least of which is at keenland, the booth is a long way from either of the two finish lines, but I had to laugh because I had a coworker at kingdom to tell me one day. He said, you know, I think if you could go back in time and if you could have called secretary Belmont win by 31 legs, you would have said it was too close to call. Fantastic story and thanks for the questions, Sally Ellen. Tom sends in from Maryland and wants to know Kurt, which is harder to announce. NASCAR, thoroughbred races, harness races, or an auction, and why? These are situations that all involve a different skill set, Tom, and they each present their own challenges. And there's different types of pressure that go with each. I would say that the most pressure probably falls to calling either harness races or thoroughbred races. And the reason for that is it all falls on you. You are the only voice people are hearing. If you get lost, if you lose your train of thought, if you can't see if there's a glare from the sun or what have you, you've got nowhere to turn. At least on a NASCAR broadcast, I've got a team of coworkers and fellow broadcasters, and I know I can always punt to them if I'm in a tough spot with the auctions. It's the same thing. At least even though you're the only announcer on the stand, you've got the auctioneer. You've got the ring man. You've got plenty of other folks that you're working with who at least give you of nothing else a sense of, I'm not the only person out here. I'm not on an island by myself. So I would say harness and thoroughbred for that reason are the two most difficult of the four that Tom has mentioned. Then if I had to narrow it down further, I would say at least my experience is thoroughbred is more difficult, at least for me. Maybe because of the fact I grew up with harness and from the time I was a kid, I felt more comfortable with it. The other thing is harness racing so often. And this has changed to some degree over the years, but a lot of times you're talking single file racing or you've got one line of horses on the inside lane one on the outside lane. Doesn't mean it's still not difficult to call, but with thoroughbred racing, you seem to have more of a free wheeling running style horses in every lane of the racetrack without having to pull a race bike. I think it gives a thorough bread more maneuverability to change lanes, go right, go left, squeeze through and opening on the rail. And of course, you've got the jockeys wearing silks registered to the owner, unlike harness racing, where most drivers have colors that are registered to themselves personally. So you've got to get used to different silks, different owner silks from race to race. So for all of those reasons, at least for me, I've always found of the four that Tom has mentioned. NASCAR, harness racing thoroughbred racing or auction announcing, I would suggest that for me, thoroughbred racing is the most difficult. All right, Kurt, we're down to about one minute left here in the segment before we have to get to that commercial break. The final question comes from D Wayne Lucas, who wants to know what the hell is herb doing on the show? This is fantastic. Mike is referring to the fact that back in 2013, I was part of the horse racing radio network coverage of the Preakness stakes that was won by oxbow trained by Wayne Lucas. And I thought it was really neat. I thought it was a great story and here's the coach and he's back winning a Triple Crown race. So a few months later, I saw Dwayne in the corridor at kingdom at the September sale. And I introduced myself, I said, mister Lucas, I said, my name is Kurt Becker. I'm the track announcer here at keenland. I said I just wanted you to know I thought it was fantastic to see you win the oxbow. And he was very congenial. He smiled warmly. He shook my hand. He said, thanks her. I appreciate that. You know you've made it when. Absolutely. No question when the coach calls you herb, you know you've made it, but I always get it. That's why some of my fellow announcers Larry colvin Travis stone. If you ever notice on Twitter, they will often call me her, or they will sign it hashtag herb, and that's the reason why. It's a great story. Kurt Becker, ladies and gentlemen, Kurt appreciate you taking the time to answer our listener questions. On this segment, next week, folks will have a chance to call in and talk with none other than the big a Anthony stabile, who will be joining us on wood Memorial Day from aqueduct, and you'll get a chance to call.

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"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

06:52 min | 3 months ago

"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"Kurt about calling he's on fire, so there you go. Well, that's a tremendous memory that LT has and LT is exactly right. I called races at Louisville downs, the old harness track on poplar level road in Louisville, Kentucky, which is long since now has become the Churchill bounds training center. And I was at Louisville downs in the fall of 88 through the winter of 88, 89. And yes, I remember the late Bill king, who was the proprietor of Louisville downs, a great guy did a lot for me. The racing secretary was a man by the name of Mick Myers. I actually shared an apartment with Dan Klein from the broadcast service and photo finish department. So that brings back a lot of fun memory. So Louisville downs was a terrific place because it was a half mile race track. So as far as your sight lines, it was the fish in a barrel type of scenario where you could always see the horses and see them clearly they had great night racing programs there. The other thing I remember regarding the phrase horse making a big rally and saying he's on fire. I backed away from that type of thing as I transitioned to thoroughbreds for a couple of reasons. Number one, I learned that handicappers, if you're gonna give a big call like that, as I got more experience, you better darn well be certain that horse is gonna win. If you start giving a big call down the stretch, the so and so is on fire and then they run fourth or third, they're gonna be people saying, hey, mister track announcer, what happened to the horse you were just carrying on about. And the other, the other thing is when I went to keenland because of keenland having not had a track announcer for their first 60 years, that was that was a transition where one had to be careful. And you didn't want to come in and overpower the audience or overpower the listener. So even now after 25 years at candle and I'm still a little careful to maybe a little more subdued about my delivery, I had a buddy one day that he sent me a text and he said you can loosen up a little bit. You sound like you're reading the phonebook to the rotary club. So I guess there's a balance that you eventually find, but I think we've loosened up somewhat at keenland over the years. If you have ever wanted to talk to track and answer Kurt Becker, here is your chance, HR and nation, the number to call 888-966-4776. That is 8 8 8 9 6 6 hr, Kurt, another email question for you. Sally Ellen in Maryland has a couple of questions, actually. She said, although mister Becker is an icon as the first announcer at keelan, is there another track he would like to call a race. Interesting. That is interesting. I've been fortunate to call races at a number of other tracks weather as the full-time track announcer or on a substitute basis, for example, my para mutual thoroughbred experience began in Chicago and I was fortunate to call at Hawthorne, the old sportsman's park, Arlington park. It's heartbreaking to me, especially being a native Illinois to realize that as things now stand two of those three tracks are no longer active, but I'm grateful and I've had a chance to call it all three of those in the Chicago area. I have had a chance to fill in a turfway park years ago for Mike the taglia for a program or two. Tom durkin and John embryo, they asked me to fill in back 2008 when Tom was tied up with the NBC gig with Triple Crown coverage. I got a chance to go out and call races at Belmont park for a couple of weeks that spring, which was absolutely a thrill. As far as the question, is there any track that you haven't called where you would like to call? I will say this. I'm satisfied, being the track announcer at keen. I should have mentioned also Churchill dance, my goodness. To have the chance from the folks at Churchill to be the track announcer for a couple of seasons and call The Kentucky Derby. I will always owe a huge debt of gratitude to the folks at Churchill downs. That that is something I always take great pride in being able to say that I had a chance to do and the folks to this day I always enjoy chance to go over chat with them there and good friends on the Kentucky circuit. But Sally Ellen had technically asked, is there a track you haven't done yet? No, I've never really looked and said, oh, I wish or want to be the track announcer there, but I will say this, there are track announcers I certainly envy and I'm a Midwest guy, flat land, cornfields, bean fields, wheat fields, which are fine, but I will say Frank Mira Madi out there at Santa Anita. That backdrop with the San Gabriel mountains, that is absolutely beautiful. I love the beauty of Caitlin and I still rank Caitlin number one, but as a Midwest guy who doesn't get to see the mountains very often. I think Frank's got a great working environment. All right, I'll get to Sally Ellen's second question here momentarily. Kurt, but Peter is an Albany. Peter, go ahead. You are on the line. You are hosting the show with Kurt Becker. Well, it's an honor to speak to the most iconic course racing announcer that I've ever heard in my lifetime. My question is this. I know you only do the keenland meets, the spring and the fall meet, which are about three, three and a half weeks. I had heard through somebody's that the reason why you won't do more calling than those two, three week meets is because you do ask her. Is that true or is that not true? There is some truth to that. The truth lies in the fact that Peter's right. I do play by play for the folks at motor racing network, which is a network radio coverage of NASCAR for the top three divisions, the Cup Series, the Xfinity series, and the camping world truck series. Now, with that said, it's not that I am opposed to doing more track announcing if it would fit around the schedule I've got. That's one thing about motor racing network. I've got to give them a lot of credit here because they understand I grew up in a horse racing family. Although it was a standard bread family, they know that horses are something that go back literally to my childhood. So every year, what motor racing network does, they're kind enough to say, send us your candle and dates. And we will work you into our schedule around that. Now, with that said, that's not to say that there couldn't be another opportunity, I suppose, that would come up down the road, but I've been fortunate because I enjoy both sports. I love both sports. So right now, I'm content that I get to have a foot in each world, so to speak..

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"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

05:18 min | 3 months ago

"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"All right, well, without further ado, I welcome my good friend, the multi talented Kurt Becker to the program, you be the host that is time for you to host the show, HR and nation. Kurt appreciate the visit, my friend. Thanks for taking some time. Hey, Mike, it's good to be on with you. And you know, when you started this, I know this has been a recent feature that you've added with you be the host and I think it's really it's fantastic. It's a good chance for to hear from the public and exchange a few thoughts I'm looking forward to it. Yeah, Kenny mcpeek Jose Ortiz are the record holders thus far. They have each received 8 either phone calls or emails or social media questions. So aid is the record. We'll see if Kurt Becker can break it today. By the way, we're going to go right to the phone lines. We're not wasting any time. Bobby from bayside is on the line. Bobby, you're hosting the show. You're on with Kurt Becker. Go ahead. Hey, good morning, everyone. Kurt, how you guys call a horse race and get all the names and positions in place correctly and then end up flares that come down to stretch. I cut my teeth with a guy named Freddie cappuccino. To me was like the Babe Ruth. And then I actually had a chance at the right with Dave Johnson when he was calling him out cahokia down so I had a good friend of mine going to college out there. We got to interact with him a little bit, but you guys are amazing how you were able to keep that your most memorable race that you called that sticks in your mind. I'd appreciate hearing that, all right? And you guys run a great show. I enjoy it very, very much. Thanks, Bobby. Well, as Bobby appreciate the call, the as far as the most memorable race that I've called. It's really hard to get past American pharaoh winning the breeders cup classic and the reason I say that is the fact that, you know, for many, many years, the policy was that whoever did the race call for network television would actually also do the track call. So by the time that king host of the breeders cup the first time in 2015, that policy had changed. And so I was grateful. First of all, just grateful to have the opportunity because not all track announcers had ever had that chance when the breeders cup came to town and, you know, here's keenly in their first year of hosting it and you get the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years and then he wins the breeders cup classic. That was, that was a special day and truly a special weekend. I remember looking through the binoculars when American pharaoh came off the final turn and at the back of my mind, that actually just for a brief second went through my mind. It enjoyed this because you may not ever have a chance to see something like this or describe something like this again. But I love the fact that Bobby mentioned Freddie cap asella, or Freddy was the voice of the New York racing association. I had heard his name, he was before my time, Mike, you took me with you and the HR RN crew out to Saratoga back in 2012 for the traverse stakes. And on Travers mourning, the New York racing association of the folks at Saratoga, they were playing old footage of past editions of the Travers on the big screen on the infield, and there were a lot of Freddie cap of cellar race calls. And I mean a chill went down my spine. It was amazing to hear 'cause I had never heard a Freddie cap to sell a call. But the man could put together a terrific stretch call, and then Bobby also mentioned Dave Johnson. And Bobby mentioned cahokia downs. Well, my hometown where I grew up and where I still live is about an hour and a half, if not less, from where cahokia sat and my late father was a standard bread steward, and he actually worked with Dave Johnson back in the 60s when Dave was calling both hardest and thoroughbred races on the metro E greater St. Louis circuit. So Bobby, I pulled out a few things there that brought back some fond memories. All right, thanks for the phone call, Bobby, 8 8 8 9 6 6 four 7 6 four 7 7 6. The number to call if you want to talk to Kurt Becker, you are hosting the show, HR and nation, this segment is all about you. 8 8 8 9 6 6 hr, you can also email the show. Mike at horse racing radio dot net and Kurt we do have a few folks who have emailed questions for you. So let me get to those as we await another caller. LT from Louisville wants to know. Well, first of all, he says, he was an identifier at red mile and Louisville downs. And he said, Kurt was probably 19 years old and was calling races at Louisville downs for the first time and didn't know how to get to Louisville down, so he followed me. After Louisville down's closed, I had to go get a real job and the guys I worked with were into racing and Kurt got the keenland job and I told them this guy is a great race caller. He said he used to call horses rallying from behind as here comes Mack Lebel, for example, middle of the track, he's on fire, and he said, ask Kurt about calling he's on fire, so there you go. Well, that's a tremendous memory that LT has and LT is exactly right..

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"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

02:14 min | 3 months ago

"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"Much ability, <Speech_Male> and sometimes it <Speech_Music_Male> appears he will run all <Speech_Male> day, and then the next <Speech_Male> time he draws <Speech_Male> even with a horse <Speech_Music_Male> and just hangs there. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Finally, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> on April 23rd, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> 1966, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> amber Roy <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> put it all together <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> and got that elusive <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> first stakes win. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> The race <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> was the wood memorial <Speech_Music_Male> at aqueduct. Rallying <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> from 14 <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> lengths off the base <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> with a half mile to run, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> amber royd <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> won as the <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> 6th betting choice <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> and paid nearly <Speech_Music_Male> $20 <Speech_Music_Male> on a $2 win ticket. <Speech_Music_Male> His next <Speech_Music_Male> race would be The Kentucky <Speech_Music_Male> Derby, <Speech_Music_Male> amber royd stumbled <Speech_Male> at the start, <Speech_Male> managed to make <Speech_Male> up 17 lakes, <Speech_Music_Male> but ran 7th <Speech_Music_Male> behind Kauai <Speech_Music_Male> king. <Speech_Male> He then ran <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> third behind the <Speech_Music_Male> same horse and the Preakness <Speech_Male> after trailing <Speech_Music_Male> by as many as <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> 19 lengths. <Speech_Male> But on June <Speech_Male> 4th, in the 98th <Speech_Male> running of the Belmont <Speech_Male> stakes, a <Speech_Male> race held that year <Speech_Music_Male> at aqueduct while <Speech_Music_Male> Belmont park underwent <Speech_Music_Male> a renovation. <Speech_Male> Amber royd would <Speech_Music_Male> finally get the <Speech_Male> better of his rival, <Speech_Male> despite <Speech_Male> an O for 5 <Speech_Male> record against kawaii <Speech_Music_Male> king <Speech_Music_Male> on this day, <Speech_Music_Male> amber Roy caught <Speech_Music_Male> the favorite at the top of <Speech_Music_Male> the stretch, ran <Speech_Male> past him, <Speech_Male> won the Belmont <Speech_Music_Male> and denied <Speech_Music_Male> Kauai king the <Speech_Music_Male> Triple Crown. <Speech_Male> Following a runner <Speech_Male> up to buck pastor <Speech_Male> later that summer in <Speech_Male> the traverse stakes <Speech_Music_Male> Saratoga, <Speech_Male> amber royd was given <Speech_Music_Male> a rest. After <Speech_Male> just a few starts <Speech_Music_Male> in 1967, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> he was retired <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> from racing with a <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> record of 22 <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> finishes in the money <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> from 33 starts <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> and earnings <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> of nearly $500,000. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> He was syndicated <Speech_Music_Male> for $420,000 <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> and sent to stud <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> at Charles <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> and Thomas asbury's <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> head to wood <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> farm in Kentucky, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> where he remained <Speech_Music_Male> until 1973. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Amber royd was <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> then exported to <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Japan for <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> stallion duty, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> where he stood until <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> his death in June of <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> 1985. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> So <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> that is the story of <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> amber Roy. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> And as far as the <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> racing trophies, which are <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> now in possession of the <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> owner's grandson, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> well, the antiques <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> roadshow expert <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> appraise the Belmont <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> stakes on her trophy <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> at $14,000, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> and <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> the wood memorial trophy <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> at $6000, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> noting <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> the rarity of <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> each piece, <SpeakerChange> as <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> well as the quality craftsmanship <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> and <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Sterling silver <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> composition of both <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> trophies. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> We thank you for joining <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> us and we invite <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> you back next week <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> when we take another <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> stroll through racing <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> history, presented <Speech_Music_Male> by kinley. <Speech_Music_Male> For HR <Speech_Music_Male> RN, <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Music_Male> I'm Kurt Becker.

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"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

01:38 min | 4 months ago

"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"A Lake. Risen star had won the second jewel of America's Triple Crown. And for good measure, he would add the third and final gem a few weeks later, capturing the Belmont stakes. Once again, Dave Johnson with the call. He's in front by 15 by 18 his and star takes the Belmont just like his daddy secretary it did. They're jubilant at Belmont. I'm sure in New Orleans, the final time on the board two minutes 26 and two 5th seconds. Dispatched by the betting public as a slight two to one favorite, risen star had won the Belmont by 14 and three quarter lengths in two minutes, 26 and two 5th seconds for the mile and a half distance. The second fastest time in the history of the race. Only his daddy, secretariat had ever run the Belmont mile and a half faster. An injury to a suspensory ligament would force raising stars retirement from racing just one month later. But he would still be named champion three year old of 1988, carrying rice black silks with the image of a gold cat on the back, risen star had won 8 of his 11 career starts for earnings of $2 million. Retired to stud at Walmart international in Kentucky, risen star stood for a fee of $75,000 in his first season. He would die in March of 1998 at the age of 13. A champion best remembered for his smashing victory in the Belmont stakes some 34 years ago. We salute risen star, and we wish all a safe journey later today in the stakes race named in his honor. Please join me again next week when I take another stroll through racing history, presented by Caine one. For HR RN. I'm Kurt Becker..

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"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

01:44 min | 5 months ago

"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"Good was eclipsed that it was said his jockey never used whip or spur. To ride eclipse was to set patient in the saddle, flying through the air till the horse stopped, and the earthquake of cheering began. The main reason the clips was retired from racing and sent to stud at the end of his 6 year old campaign was that it had become virtually impossible to find owners who would run their horses against him. No horse could beat him at any weight. He was the famous racehorse that always won. The horse of the century, who could beat the field by open length despite being under a snug hold from his jockey. When proclaiming the results of his races, the saying became eclipsed first, the rest nowhere. Turf historians say that eclipse ran all distances and beat all the best horses that could be brought against him. He won a wagon load of gold cups and flakes, he was called the controller general of the race grounds and the premier racer of all England. And when he died in February of 1789, he was given a royal funeral, complete with cakes and ale served to the public. As a stallion, eclipse produced a line of immortality. He has achieved a posthumous fame exceeding even that which he knew when he raised, being the direct ancestor of the overwhelming majority of thoroughbreds today in the United States and England. More than 230 years after his death. In just a few days it will be the 50th anniversary of the eclipse awards crowning the best in American racing. We offer our congratulations in advance to all of the winners, and we remember eclipse. Please join me again next week when I take another stroll through racing history presented by lanes and keeneland. For HR RN. I'm Kurt Becker..

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"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

01:46 min | 5 months ago

"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"1915, <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> Bradley stable <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> had grown so large <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> that it was necessary <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> to split into <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> an eastern and western <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> division. <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> Carrying his green <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> and white silks, <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> Bradley horses <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> won a then record <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> four additions <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> of The Kentucky Derby <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> from 1921 <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> through <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> 1933. <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> He <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> bred and raced 1929 <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Music_Male> horse of the year blue <Speech_Music_Male> larkspur. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> And in 1930, <Speech_Male> he bought la <Speech_Music_Male> 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<Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> has contributed more <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> to the horse breeding <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> industry than <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> colonel Bradley. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> But Bradley was held <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> in even higher <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> regard for what was described <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> by the Lexington <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Herald as his <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> gifts to the <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> needy, and <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> specifically his <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> financial support <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> of Kentucky's orphanages. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> As <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> the Herald put it, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Bradley was <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> a horseman by <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> choice and a philanthropist <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> by nature. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Blood horse <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> magazine said <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> the most spitting tribute, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> the horse industry <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> could pay to Bradley, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> was to emulate <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> his generosity. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Colonel Edward <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> R Bradley, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> a native of <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Pennsylvania, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> a resident of Florida, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> an icon <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> in Kentucky <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> at a racetrack <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> owner in Louisiana. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> We <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> joined fairgrounds <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> race force in New Orleans <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> and acknowledging <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> the man who turned to the <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> horse business in <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> 1898 <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> in hopes <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> of finding a new lease <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> on life. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> And lived <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> for another 48 <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> years. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Please join <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> me again next week <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> as I take another <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> stroll through racing <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> history, presented <Speech_Music_Male> by lanes in <Speech_Music_Male> and kingland. <Speech_Music_Male> For HR 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"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

02:15 min | 6 months ago

"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"Bought <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> <Speech_Male> <SpeakerChange> highly erased <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> track early in 1931 <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> and made a gamble <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> of his own, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> namely that the Florida <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> legislature <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> not only would <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> pave the way for the reopening <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> of racetracks, <Speech_Male> but would formally <Speech_Male> legalize para <Speech_Music_Male> mutual <SpeakerChange> wagering. <Speech_Male> Widener <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> had gambled correctly. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> In <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> May of 1931, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Florida's <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> General Assembly <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> legalized para mutual <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> betting and <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> managed to override <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> a veto from <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> governor Doyle Carlton, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> but there <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> was still another hurdle <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> to clear. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Voters in Miami <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> dade county would <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> have to approve a referendum <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> for <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> a pair of mutual horse <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> racing <SpeakerChange> track before <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Aaliyah could <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> reopen. That <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> vote would not come <Speech_Music_Male> until the fall, <Speech_Male> and in the meantime, widener <Speech_Male> took another gamble. <Speech_Male> He decided <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> to invest $1.5 million <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> in upgrades <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> to highly park <Speech_Music_Male> during the summer of <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> 1931, <Speech_Music_Male> not knowing for <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> certain what the outcome <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> of the referendum would <Speech_Male> be. But widener <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> recognized that <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> the U.S. was entering <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> a full blown <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> economic depression, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> and folks needed <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> work. So he <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> put together a workforce <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> of 350 <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> people and <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> began his renovation, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> and it <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> was spectacular. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Some 24 <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> barns were constructed. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> The Clubhouse <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> and grandstand <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> were redesigned to <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> feature Mediterranean <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> architecture. <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> There were 20,000 <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> tropical trees, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> shrubs and vines <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> planted, many <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> of which came from farms <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> located <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> in dade county. <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> Royal palms <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> and Australian <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> pine trees lined <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> the walks and driveways, <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> the dirt track <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> measuring a mile <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> in an 8th in circumference <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> was rebuilt. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Stone <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> was brought from Daytona <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Beach, cement <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> from Tampa, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> roof tile <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> came from Orlando <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> and west pawn. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> The contractors were <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> all from the greater <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Miami area. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Widener was putting <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> locals back to <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> work, he was supporting <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> businesses <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> located throughout <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> the state, and he was <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> giving the people of <Speech_Music_Male> dade county <Speech_Music_Male> something in which they could <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> take pride. Namely, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> a racing <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> facility that <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> would rival the great <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> tracks of Europe. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> The <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> work had begun on <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> June 16th, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> 1931. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> By mid September <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> with just <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> a month remaining <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> until the vote, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> widener began <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> opening the 200 <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> acre site so <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> locals could come <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> and see the progress, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> and they were <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> amazed. Some <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> 1500 vehicles passed <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> through the gates on the first <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Sunday, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> double that number <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> toured the grounds on <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> the second Sunday. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Not surprisingly, <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> the voters <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> of Miami dade <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> county approved <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> para mutual horse <Speech_Male> racing

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"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

01:43 min | 6 months ago

"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"Year was 1998, the venue was Churchill downs. Once again, it was the breeders cup mile, and this time the jockey would be John Velasquez, with just one start under his belt since his two year layoff to Haas went to the post. Once again, Tom durkin with the call. Unbelievable. Sensational and victory here today. Very, very close with Huxley hill. Oh my. This is the greatest comeback since Lazarus. Under the most unlikely of circumstances to Haas had become only the fourth horse to win twice in the breeders cup and the first to do it in non consecutive years. Folks who had thought Dickinson was crazy to enter him in the race, were now calling him a mad genius. It would prove to be the final start of the Haas career, but as one observer put it, he had left us with an example of the courage that only thoroughbreds have. Retired with a record of 12 wins in 20 starts and earnings of nearly $2 million, the hos took up residency at the Kentucky horse park in December of 1999. He became a favorite with visitors to the park's hall of champions, and it was there that he died on January 2nd at the age of 30. From a fleet foot a juvenile in Arizona to becoming America's top miler and Michael Dickinson's horse of a lifetime. The Haas left the racing legacy that endures to this day, and will do so for years to come. Please join me again next week as I take another stroll through racing history presented by lanes in and Caitlin. For HR RN I'm Kurt Becker..

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"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

01:39 min | 8 months ago

"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"An ankle injury at the end of the season coupled with sore shins early in her three year old campaign meant that bewitch would be raised sparingly in 1948. Still, she won the Ashland stakes at keeneland as the one to 5 favorite, and she captured the modesty handicap at Arlington park before a crowd of 25,000. Far from dazzling with her looks, but which was described by many observers as short and chunky. But trainer Ben Jones said of the dark brown Philly that the key to her success was the fact she never made a mistake. Jockey Doug Dodson agreed, saying that she had perfect manners. You know a main streak and was easy to handle. Such was the respect for bewitched that she was the only Philly allowed to share top billing with calumets other two superstars at the time. She was the letter B in what the press called calumets ABC trio, with the others being armed and citation. The former ranked as the richest gelding in the sports history, while the latter was the Triple Crown hero of 1948. And the fact she had beaten citation gave her a celebrity status all her own. In January of 1949, for example, high Aaliyah racetrack ran ads in the Miami Herald with the Phillies picture braced with the statement come to haye Aaliyah this winter, and see the Philly who beat citation. As it happened, bewitch would not need to rest on her laurels from two years earlier. Instead, the 1949 season would see her put together so impressive performances which would lead to another championship title. For example, there was a track record at Churchill downs, beating males and covering 6 furlongs and one minute ten and two 5th seconds to break a record which had stood for 13 years..

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A Stroll Through Racing History: September 11th

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

01:57 min | 10 months ago

A Stroll Through Racing History: September 11th

"On september tenth. Two thousand one keeneland association in lexington kentucky opened its annual september. Yearling sale a colt by leading sire storm cat. Top the opening session at five point. Five million dollars the final crop of legendary sire. Mr prospector was attracting considerable interest. As well it was business as usual but the following morning as handlers presented yearlings to prospective buyers in the bar area and as consigners were busy rushing updates to the sales pavilion images of coordinated terrorist attacks on the united states began. Filling newscasts being streamlined. On television monitors located throughout keeneland sales complex there were horrific images from new york from washington dc and from pennsylvania the nation was thrown into chaos on the keeneland sales grounds individuals who only moments earlier had been preoccupied with selling and buying horses suddenly stopped. They stared in disbelief struggling to comprehend what was unfolding on the east coast. Keeneland officials immediately announced that the start of the sale will be delayed by one hour but then as the depth of the attacks became more fully known. The decision to the way became a decision to postpone with keeneland. The mount saint that the sale would not continue until the following day at the earliest given that it was tuesday. Only eleven tracks across the country rescheduled the host. Live racing the downs at albuquerque delaware. Park fairmount park fair. Plex finger lakes great lakes downs. The meadowlands mountaineer racetrack philadelphia park prairie meadows and sunray park all eleven canceled. Most racing facilities would remain closed the following day as well at keeneland the president. Nick nicholson announced the formation of a red cross relief fund. It raised one hundred thirty thousand dollars within the first twenty. Four hours in the midst of the shock. Anger and sadness. There was also a stronger sense of community beginning to emerge

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"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

01:39 min | 11 months ago

"kurt becker" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"Eight to fourteen pounds to his nine rivals. The date was july thirteen nineteen ninety-six there was live television coverage on s. and the country was watching to see of cigar would tie citation's modern record of sixteen consecutive wins by a us base force. It was a mark which had gone unequalled since nineteen fifty drawing the extreme outside post position in a field of ten horses cigar. Went to the post. As the one defy favorite with jerry bailey aboard for trainer. Bill not michael up with the call comes to a how flank dramatic gold is running mighty writes on inside. The cow. seems to have my starting now. Stop dying crowd rise still jabbing sixteen in succession able dave cigar drew cleared by three and a half legs covering the mile and an eighth at one forty eight and one he earned seven hundred fifty thousand dollars that day pushing his career bankroll to eight hundred. Eight million and becoming the richest north american racehorse of all time and he had tied citation's record with his sixteenth consecutive win. Cigar was a bona fide superstar. Motte spoke of the horses disposition. Courage and will to win paulson noted that he looked like a champ and acting like one two cigars next start would come into one billion dollar pacific classic at del mar and he was given rockstar. Treatment from the time as plane landed in southern california. He had a police escort to delmore. There were helicopters from local television.

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A Stroll Through Racing History: Louis Quatorze

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

01:40 min | 1 year ago

A Stroll Through Racing History: Louis Quatorze

"He was a handsome bay. Grandson of northern dancer often described this regal and majestic it was appropriate. Given that he was named for a former king of france and twenty five years ago this weekend he won the one hundred twenty first running of the preakness stakes his name. Was louis tours. Fold on march thirteen. Nineteen ninety-three in kentucky. Lewis tours was offered by breeder. Georgia hoffman at the one thousand nine hundred ninety four keeneland july yearling sale but was bought back for two hundred twenty five thousand dollars off eventually sold an interest in the son of sovereign dancer to william cornacchia. And tell us contract with future hall of famer. Nick zito chosen the colts trainer. Bloomington doors whose name refers to the architecture stylings of the reign of king. Louis the fourteenth of france showed promise as a juvenile he robbed by five lengths and breaking his maiden at saratoga and he finished runner-up and both the hopeful stakes saratoga and the futurity at belmont park both of which were great one races early in his three-year-old campaign. Lacouture tour's want a pair of allowance races. At gulfstream park he was fourth in the florida derby unbridled song and runner-up beaten six skip away in the blue grass stakes at keeneland and a difficult journey the kentucky derby would relegate him to a sixteenth place. Finish some twenty two lakes behind winner. Grindstone still zito saw an opportunity in the preakness stakes with the colts. Blood work xrays following the derby reveals. No issues at the fact that neither grindstone nor beaten derby favourite song would be going to the preakness and z. Tow began believing that his horse would not only have an opportunity but also a legitimate shot at winning the second leg of the triple crown

William Cornacchia Future Hall Of Famer Nick Zito France Saratoga Grandson Kentucky Lacouture Colts Lewis Bloomington Georgia Belmont Park Gulfstream Park Louis Zito Florida Grindstone
A Stroll Through Racing History: Peter Pan

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

01:47 min | 1 year ago

A Stroll Through Racing History: Peter Pan

"Later today. The new york racing association will present the peter pans. Jake's a grade three tests for three year olds of the violin. Eight at belmont park. The racing world will be watching to see a potential belmont stakes. Contender might emerge from the field and has been the case many times in the past but for our purposes. We take a look back at peter. Pan himself the champion thoroughbred of the early twentieth century for whom the race is named peter. Pan was a home. Home-bred fold in nineteen hundred four for owner breeder and wall street investors. James r keene. His trainer was hall of famer. James rowe who would count peter pan among the record thirty four champions. He conditioned turf historian. Ws burke described peter pan as a bay with a narrow blaze. his head was broad between the is deepened the jowl and square at the muzzle. He had a stout neck. A beautifully laid shoulder and a deep girth and flakes. His barrel was buried. Full the ribs arching the quarters massive and the tail set low all according to vosper on another occasion fosberg described. Peter pan is a big burly bay with every evidence of constitution and a degree of courage which helped him carry his speed. When the pace was at its fiercest asks for breeding. Peter pan was the son of belmont stakes winner and two-time forcibly your command bill. His mother mayor named cinderella and one in stakes company in england at a mile and a half. His third dam was a full sister to the epsom derby winner of eighteen. Seventy two as a two year old in nineteen. Oh six. Peter pan scored his first aches victory. On june twenty eight taking the surf stakes at five and a half furlongs as the co. Second choice at the sheep's head bay racetrack in brooklyn a few weeks later on august sixth. He's on the flash bakes the same distance saratoga leading all the way under top weight of one hundred twenty five pounds as the two to one favorite

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Kurt Becker's Stroll Through Racing History: Grindstone

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

04:59 min | 1 year ago

Kurt Becker's Stroll Through Racing History: Grindstone

"Only made six career starts but one of them resulted in a victory in the kentucky derby and burst onto the racing. Cd twenty five years ago this month with a win in the louisiana derby. His name was grindstone. A foal from the first crop of nineteen ninety kentucky derby winner dreidel rhinestones was owned and bred by lexington kentucky. Native william tian in the name of his overbrook farm center d wayne lukas grindstone raced twice as juvenile before undergoing surgery for a bone chip in a knee. But after a seven month layoff. He returned to the races with a runner-up relation allowance company at santa anita in february of nineteen ninety-six to start his three-year-old campaign. Despite having made just three career starts grindstone went to new orleans on march seventeen for the great three louisiana derby at a mile and a sixteen despite having nothing more than a maiden special weight victory to his name. Rhinestone was dispatched the two to one second choice behind local favorites arbs magic and it was arbs. Maverick stood and rhinestones way in the final furlong. Tony bentley had. The call takes me puts up. Magic hangs on the inside but it will be grindstone with the lead and sar magic. Grindstone when bill. Louisiana derby by war with terry daily with these victory that day grindstone was now part of discussions for the upcoming kentucky derby but he was lightly raced and no winner of the louisiana derby had won the kentucky. Derby splash gold. In nineteen twenty four grindstone stone would have one more prep race before heading to churchill downs. It would be the arkansas derby on april thirteen. It would be step up to a great two and a stretch out to a mile. An eight rhinestone would enter the starting gate as the eight to five favorite at once again. He would have to deal with the magic in the stretch. Terry wallace brings them home. Describe magic magic comes back. Takes at the magic of turn upset. Rhinestone was only eaten the neck that day but he would be heading to the kentucky derby with a lot of questions surrounding for one thing. Rhinestone had only made five career starts. No horse had won the kentucky. Derby on five starts or less since brokers tip in nineteen thirty-three for another. He wasn't even necessarily the best in these trainers d wayne. Lukas would be sending record. Five horses to the derby and lucas himself was reluctant to rank one above another. As for the rest of the lineup there was unbridled som- who would be the post time favorite. There was avenir from the west coast being trapped by a young trainer. By the name of bob baffert. There were skip away. Who had just set a stakes record in the bluegrass at keeneland. On the first saturday in may nineteen ninety-six. Rhinestone would have to overcome history. He would have to overcome highly talented and more experienced bows and he would have to make a furious. Run in the final furlong. But jockey jerry. Bailey had him in high gear. Dave johnson of abc sports with the goal of cracked late cabinet on the side of town. And here's optima to guide wasn't cabin on the inside was it baby. Mcquaid noted in the top urban grindstone and hit the wire together and it took five minutes for the placing judges to confirm the result of that photo. Finish but the winner of the one hundred twenty second run for the roses was grindstone. As one sports writer. Put it the kentucky. Derby distance is seventy nine thousand inches and by getting his nose in front of the wire grindstone had led only the final four but it was all that he needed five days later. Lucas announced that grindstone had been retired from racing. Following the discovery of another bone chip in the colts need may grindstone the first horse and seventy years to be retired immediately following win in the kentucky derby but he also has become the first horse in seventy two years to win both the louisiana derby and the kentucky derby he had won the first million dollar kentucky derby in history he had given lucas consecutive win and a triple crown race and he had made. Wt young kentucky derby winning owner and brief. I was never proud to stand next to mr young said lucas. Adding this is absolutely the happiest. I've ever been in my life. As a stallion grindstone would become the sire of belmont winter bird stone and the grand sire of classic winners mine that bird and summer bird following his stallion career in kentucky he would relocate to oregon and twenty ten where he would sire more stakes winners in the pacific northwest but the legacy of brian stone began twenty five years ago. This month with a win in the louisiana derby.

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