I recently rated Spectacular Bid as the fourth best race horse ever to step on an American track. Fact be told, I may have underestimated him. Yes, the Bid was that good. Spectacular Bid is the greatest horse I have remembered in this series and he may be the best horse I ever remember. Buckjumps and bad rides, attempting Herculean feats, and then doing it again less than two weeks later. Safety pins, hoof infections, and carrying high weights. Stolen crowns and nagging leg issues, in the end none of it mattered. Spectacular Bid stood alone. Literally, Spectacular Bid stood alone in the Woodward Stakes starting gate. The presence of the steel gray racing god weighed so heavily on the connections of would be rivals that Spectacular Bid’s final race was a walkover. In those pre-Breeders’ Cup days their was arguably no bigger Fall race than the Woodward, yet when Winter’s Tale was found to be a little off leading up to the race, there was no other horse willing to run for 2nd money. Yes, the Bid was that good.