January 14, 2010

Who Am I ???

*My first race and my first stakes win, were outside of the United States, but other than those two races, I never raced outside of America.

*I earned more than one and a half million dollars in my racing career.

*I was originally with one top trainer and then was sent to another top trainer, before going back to my original trainer.

*All but one of my wins was on dirt, my favorite surface.

*I won less than half of my lifetime starts, although one more start could have changed that statistic.

*I was a stakes winner at six different racetracks.

*Bred in Kentucky, I have the blood of Northern Dancer, Mr. Prospector, Bold Ruler, Halo, and Roberto.

*I could not get up in my first race, but, in my defense, the race was way too short.

*I assuredly affirm, I am a fan of alliteration.

*My three seasons of racing were pretty consistent as far as starts and wins, but my final season was my best.

*I went out a winner; my final two starts were grade 1 stakes victories.

You should know by now … Who Am I ???

31 comments:

Ciarán said...

serena's song?

Brian Zipse said...

Sorry Ciaran, it is not Serena's Song, but thanks for getiing the ball rolling.

Ciarán said...

prize moneys wrong as prob other things are but her race record hint wud work.. and it's assonance not alliteration too but its worth gettin a few guesses in before i go to work!

Paul said...

Plesantly Perfect?

Ciarán said...

oh no, m wrong bout my alliteration thing. anyhooo

Brian Zipse said...

We are alluding to alliteration here, not assonance...but either way, the answer is a horse.

Brian Zipse said...

Paul Pleasantly Perfect...now there is alliteration! But, an incorrect answer I am afraid.

Michael said...

Just in case there is bad information on the internet, I'll try Will's Way since he was 6 for 13.

Brian Zipse said...

LOL, good guess Michael, but no, your guess of Will's Way was wrong, weally wrong.

Michael said...

Sweetsouthernsaint?

Michael said...

Cowboy Cal?

Brian Zipse said...

It is not Sweetsouthernsaint, nor is it Cowboy Cal.

Michael said...

Luckily for the community I am not a detective!

Brian Zipse said...

LOL. Michael, you are like the great basketball player who keeps shooting until he regains his touch!

Michael said...

From mid court and for sentimental reasons, Malibu Moon?

Brian Zipse said...

Malibu Moon, is...a swing and a miss.

Marti said...

I have entirely too many that fit your grammatical clue...but then other hints don't fit. Did I mention my eyes are bleeding? LOL

Regal Ransom and Kodiak Kowboy come the closest, but unless I have homeworked the wrong info, neither fit exactly.

I have also not eaten since about 5:30am...I am off for lucnh, and if no one gets it by the time I am back, I'll give it another go with refreshed eyes! :-)

Brian Zipse said...

Is there an official guess in there Marti?

Marti said...

Yeah...it's Regal Ransom

Brian Zipse said...

Marti, is that your final answer?

Marti said...

Yes, Regis, it is, LOL

Brian Zipse said...

Sorry Regal Ransom is not correct.

Marti said...

Huh. Then it's Kodiak'...I must have missed where he raced outside the US...ah well, 50/50 shot, and I gave away the answer anyway, LOL

And yes, make KK my final answer!

Brian Zipse said...

Wait a minute...how many final answers are you making???

Kodiak Kowboy is...correct!!!

Well done Marti, you have tied Mr. Billy Huntington as an all-time Who Am I ??? Grand Master. I bow to your awesomeness!!!

Marti said...

LOL...just one, apparently. I'll take it! They both came VERY close to fitting your hints, but I obviously researched Kodiak in the wrong places, as I missed his starts outside of the U.S.

NOW I am off for lunch, I am staring!

Good WAI once again, Brian...next week, please give away the answer in hint #1, my brain can't take it, LOL ;-)

Brian Zipse said...

Yes Kodiak Kowboy, ran his first and third races at Woodbine Racetrack in Canada.

Billy Huntington said...

Marti - next week we go head to head! I was stuck in the 80's thinking it had to be a filly because G1 winner and only $1.5 million didn't compute to a current horse in my mind. So here I sit.

Brian Zipse said...

Billy, all I said, was the horse earned over a million and a half...so, theoretically it could have been 10 mill, but of course I would not do that to my readers. Kodiak Kowboy earned $1,663,363 according to my research. By the way, I expect him to win an Eclipse in a few days.

Michael said...

Oh well, internet went down after my last guess but i don't remember having KK on my radar!

LDP said...

Nice job Marti! Darn school! lol. I never have enough time to participate in WAI. Well, I guess I can make for lost time during spring and summer break!

Marti said...

Looking forward to it, Billy...except for the part where I am sure you'll beat me! LOL...two in a row is lucky, as Brian has leanred to veil his clues better and better! ;-)

Three in a row? Who do you think I am?? Rachel?? ;-)