January 28, 2010

Who Am I ???

*Bred in Florida, both Northern Dancer and Mr. Prospector’s blood flow through my veins.

*I won my first three career races and earned my first two stakes wins under the twin spires.

*My six career stakes wins were at five different distances.

*My racing career consisted of three seasons, with similar successes in each year.

*I raced on turf and dirt, but all of my wins were on one surface.

*I ran at ten tracks in seven states, but I was a winner at only five tracks in three states.

*This chestnut was never a downtown kind of guy.

*Churchill Downs was my favorite track, with my only loss there coming in the Kentucky Derby.

*I only ran once in anything other than a stakes race, and I won 33% of my career starts.

*Who was my favorite owner? I can not say, I had so many of them.

*My dad played ball, my mom played the harmonica.

You should know by now … Who Am I ???

25 comments:

Michael said...

I'll start with Dixieland Band as he fits the 33% category.

Brian Zipse said...

Michael, your guess brings only silence today.

Huntington Equine said...

you repeated *My six career stakes wins were at five different distances.

I feel cheated. Ha!

Michael said...

is that another clue?

Sid Fernando said...

i need an advil...did you get them to sponsor this yet?

Brian Zipse said...

Billy, Check again, I think you are seeing double!

Brian Zipse said...

Funny you should mention that Sid...Zip Zap Zo also makes headache powder!

Huntington Equine said...

mean! I thought you'd at least replace it!

Brian Zipse said...

One more for Mr. Huntington...

tjreyn01 said...

aaarggggh!

Seaneff said...

Limehouse!

Brian Zipse said...

We have a winner ... Seaneff!!!

tjreyn01 said...

Good job Seaneff!!

Brian Zipse said...

Tell us how you did it Seaneff...

Seaneff said...

The first thing I thought was that if you win your first career 3 starts and 2 stakes wins, you must have won the bashford manor. So I looked up who had won the Bashford Manor and I saw Summer Squall who was owned by Dogwood (lots of owners) and I thought he was it but then I looked and saw he didnt have Mr. P. Then I saw Limehouse and knew it had to be especially since he is by Grand Slam out of a Dixieland Band mare! Once you peel away some of the layers it turned out to be pretty easy haha.

Ciarán said...

haha, went thru limehouse on pedigreequery there after the right answer was got, and none of the clues were right... so it wasnt the Limehouse foaled in 71 then!

Brian Zipse said...

Well done Sean! (a first-time champ) Your reasoning was spot on. Limehouse is today's answer and also is the sire of Derby hopeful Uptowncharlybrown from his first crop.

Huntington Equine said...

Nice Seaneff! I was sort of doing similar - cross reference ch. Derby losers with WHAS (or Three Chimneys Juvenile now) winners. Should have moved further ahead in the meet!

At least Marti and I are still tied (right?)

Brian Zipse said...

Right-O Billy, but Sean is the reigning champ. C, you were off by more than 30 years! LOL

Ciarán said...

i like the new timing, 10 pm over here. can totally concentrate on who am i!

tjreyn01 said...

well i totally goofed. I read the second clue to mean that the first three wins and first two stakes were at churchill, not just that he won his first three starts period, so I screwed myself from the start. No one I couldn't get anywhere. lol

LDP said...

Well, I joined a little late, but had no real exuse. Nice job Seaneff!

Jen W. said...

OMG! Brian! I didn't get to this today! Something told me I should! I was reading it and I came across your "This chestnut was never the Downtown kind of guy" and I KNEW!!!!!! HAHAHAHA!!!!! Thanks SO MUCH FOR THIS! I enjoyed it IMMENSELY!!!!! I HAVE to forward to everyone!!!!!

You're the BEST!!!!! You made my day! :-)

Brian Zipse said...

Jen, LOL. Uptowncharlybrown was definitely my inspiration for today's game...and, of course, that was my favorite clue.

Anonymous said...

zipster you could be on to something here.....well lets hope you are....i have this good feeling that ky derby goes thru fla this year....this charly compares favourably with curlin .....12-13 weeks and 80lbs of work related muscle could be the determining factor....derby horses are born not bred....go figure...who said that....2010 make it happen....BABY!!!!!!! as of right now WINSLOW IS ALSO A TOP CONTENDER......