November 19, 2009

Who Am I ???

*I ran in more than 50 races, winning almost half and finishing in the money 40 times.

*My 17 stakes wins came at eight different racetracks.

*I loved the Windy City, where I had six wins, one second, and one third in only eight starts.

*I never raced at 2-years-old, but I still managed five successful seasons of racing.

*I was named by my owner, not my parents.

*Travel was a big part of my career as I raced at 15 different tracks in nine different states.

*I was never a champion, but I did defeat a multiple Eclipse Award winner.

*Like a fine wine, I improved with age, although I was a stakes winner in five consecutive years.

*I became the 21st member of what, at the time, was a very exclusive club.

*I was ridden by eleven different riders, but only two after I was transferred to Bill.

*I went out a winner and I did it in my favorite city.

You should know by now … Who Am I ???

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is it Fort Prado?

Brian Zipse said...

Sorry, it is not Fort Prado.

Marti said...

I think it's Awad

Brian Zipse said...

No, not Awad...and not John Henry, as a few have emailed me. Keep the guesses coming on this site folks.

Marti said...

Dayummm!!! This is why I do research!! Back to the drawing board!

erin said...

What does it mean named by my owner not my parents? Does that mean he/she was named after the owner? Obviously his/her parents were horses so they could not have named the horse.

Brian Zipse said...

Erin, Great question...Sometimes to makes these editions of Who Am I ??? a little more challenging, I do tend to obscure the actual clue with a bit of smoke.

erin said...

Round Table? I don't think so, but it's a guess.

Brian Zipse said...

Sorry, no dice on Round Table.

Michael said...

Silky Sullivan????

Michael said...

Cancel that.

Michael said...

Can we have a decade?

Brian Zipse said...

Michael, I am going to hold off giving any hints until a little later in the day. I am confident that someone can get the answer with only the original clues.

Anonymous said...

1982 YANKEE AFFAIR,B,g,Northern Fling 5 55 22 14 8 2,282,156 (106) 51.82
North America Turf Record 40 18 12 5 2,204,520 (106)
North America Dirt Sprints 13 3 2 3 54,238
North America Dirt Routes 2 1 0 0 23,394
North America Muddy/Sloppy 2 0 0 1 1,735
DP = 6-4-10-6-0 DI = 1.36 CD = 0.38 AWD = 8.75
At 4 Won Iroquois Handicap (R) (O) (35,000), Penn. Sprint Championship
Hcp. (R) (O) (35,000)
At 5 Won Laurel Turf Cup S. -G3 (100,000), Shanranpour S. (O) (35,000),
2nd Knickerbocker Handicap -G3 (75,000)
At 6 Won Early Times Turf Classic S. -L (150,000), Appleton Handicap -G3
(100,000), Mutual Savings Life Gold Cup Hcp. -L (100,000), King
Edward Gold Cup Hcp. -G3 (100,000), Elkhorn S. -G3 (75,000), 2nd
Canadian Turf Handicap -G2 (100,000), 3rd Red Smith Handicap -G2
(150,000)
At 7 Won Turf Classic S. -G1 (600,000), Man O' War S. -G1 (400,000),
United Nations Handicap -G1 (200,000), Oceanport Handicap -G3
(75,000), Fort Harrod S. -L (50,000), 2nd Budweiser International S.
-G1 (750,000), Hollywood Turf Cup -G1 (500,000), Early Times Turf
Classic S. -G3 (150,000), Longfellow Handicap -G2 (100,000), Elkhorn
S. -G3 (75,000), Red Bank Handicap -G3 (75,000), 3rd Arlington
Million -G1 (1,000,000)
At 8 Won Red Smith Handicap -G2 (100,000), 2nd Early Times Turf Classic S.
-G3 (150,000), Elkhorn S. -G2 (100,000), Knickerbocker Handicap -G3
(75,000), 3rd Longfellow Handicap -G3 (100,000), Poker S. -G3 (75,000)

Brian Zipse said...

Good try Anonymous. Yankee Affair fits with many of the clues, but alas, not all of them.

The correct answer has still not been guessed. This week's edition could go down as the most difficult to date.

LDP said...

T.V. Lark...?

Brian Zipse said...

No, not T.V. Lark.

Here are some hints:

-Most of the guesses have been male turf horses...these answers are off base on both accounts.

-This horse's 2nd trainer is very famous. The now deceased owner not so much, although his name is a huge clue.

erin said...

Susan's Girl?

Brian Zipse said...

Erin, did you say Susan's Girl ???

Susan's Girl is ... incorrect.

Anonymous said...

cigar

Anonymous said...

beverly d

Brian Zipse said...

It is not Cigar, although the correct answer and Cigar were trained by the same man.

Brian Zipse said...

LOL, not Beverly D or Beverly Duchossois!

Mandy said...

Silver Tree?

Brian Zipse said...

Sorry Mandy, we have already established this horse is neither male nor a turf horse.

Marti said...

I got nothin'...best guess at this point is Heatherten. Chenin Blanc was a thought, but does not qualify on too many of the clues.
Kudos Brian, I am not easily stumped when I set to research, LOL...she either flew right past me, or you REALLY went digging!! Either way, I totally give up, LOL

Michael said...

I'm with you Marti. I went all the way back to Regret and can't find anything.

coop said...

Is it Sharp Susan?

Susan said...

I'm stumped too, Marti...at this point every time a post shows up I'm just saying...please be right. Now wondering if Brian is being tricky with the male horse part, is it a mare OR a gelding? Study long...study wrong.

LDP said...

Sefa's Beauty....?

Susan said...

yeah!!! Looks good LDP

LDP said...

Thanks, now if only Brian will confirm. Sheesh, it better be write, I looked up all I could and she seemed to fit the best.

ja.raymond said...

HEATHERTON!!! Her rider, Randy Romero

Marti said...

It's not Heatherton, LOL...that was my guess...LDP, I think you've nailed it. Brian ought to award cash on this one, LOL...I'd have NEVER found this horse!

ja.raymond said...

Sorry, Marti, I missed where you posted Heatherton :)
It's just gotta be one or the other, tho (Heatherton or Sefa's Beauty)!

LDP said...

He mentioned Mott, so I went on wouldn't you guess it Wikipedia. And since his some of his clues knocked out turf and males, and said the horse had raced over fifty times, I was thinking the mare had to be older. Safa fit the discripition in my head, so that was my conculsion.

Brian Zipse said...

Well done LDP !!! The answer is Sefa's Beauty. Named for her owner Farid Sefa. She became the 21st female millionaire in 1986 and won 25 of her 52 lifetime starts.

LDP said...

Wow! I actually got one! YAY!!! lol. I tell you what Brian, I was almost ready to call it quits too, but I love that stubborness in me sometimes.

tjreyn01 said...

Way to go LDP!