April 15, 2010

Who Am I ???

*I was classically bred in Kentucky. Who knows how good my sire would have been if his career had not been cut short.

*A favorite with the bettors, I was favored in nearly 80% of my races and I won more than 60% of the time..

*Undefeated as a juvenile, my largest margin of victory came in my first career start.

*In my biggest career victory, I left the Kentucky Derby winner well behind.

*My elderly trainer worked for my well known owners for many, many years.

*My Kentucky Derby story was that there was no story.

*I finished 3rd in my final career start, which was the richest race I ever ran in.

*I never ran on turf or synthetics, and my worst career race was on a sloppy track.

*I ran in six different states in my career and I was victorious in each of those states.

*My conditioner was best known for his fillies; I may have been his most talented colt.

*I was bet down to below even money in more than half of my races including a Triple Crown race.

You should know by now … Who Am I ???

48 comments:

Tom Jackson said...

EASY GOER???

Brian Zipse said...

It is not Easy Goer, Tom.

Tom Jackson said...

This is a lot harder than I imagined Brian!

Brian Zipse said...

Too easy and it is no fun!

Kimness said...

I can tell you who it isn't!

TOO EASY? is that a clue?

Brian Zipse said...

I never give out extra clues Kimness. ;)

Abitaamber said...

Bimelech?

Brian Zipse said...

Bimelech is incorrect.

LDP said...

Good lord Brian, this one is tough.

Ciarán said...

it defo isnt but i cant get away from foolish pleasure!

Brian Zipse said...

It is not Foolish Pleasure.

LDP, It will be answered soon, no worries!

Ciarán said...

ridan?

Brian Zipse said...

Ciaran, did you say Ridan?!? Sorry, no.

Ciarán said...

haha he had also run in the derby..so knew he was wrong..but thanks for the suspense :)

tencentcielo said...

I figured out enough that it is a horse who was favored in the Preakness, but that is it.

Man, this is tough!

twostar said...

is it curlin?

LDP said...

I'll try Personality?

Brian Zipse said...

Sorry it is not Curlin, nor Personality.

Silent Sunday said...

Twenty Grand

LDP said...

Commendable?

Brian Zipse said...

No, not Twenty Grand.

Ciarán said...

snow chief?

Brian Zipse said...

Commendable is wrong.

Brian Zipse said...

Snow Chief is not today's answer.

Velocity Live Paul said...

Perfect Drift?

Brian Zipse said...

Sorry, not Perfect Drift.

Ciarán said...

little current?

Brian Zipse said...

No to Little Current.

tencentcielo said...

Counterpoint?

Max said...

Bet Twice?

Ryan said...

Conquistador Cielo?

Brian Zipse said...

Counterpoint...No

Bet Twice...no

Conquistador Cielo...No

Silent Sunday said...

Middletown

tencentcielo said...

Plugged Nickle? :-)

Brian Zipse said...

Love your handle Silent Sunday, but...Middletown is not correct.

Tencentcielo guesses Plugged Nickle, something poetic there, but it is incorrect.

Ciarán said...

waquoit

Robin Howlett said...

Linkage?

katherine said...

tim tam? tom fool? belmar?

tencentcielo said...

Tom Fool?

Brian Zipse said...

Ding, Ding, Ding!!!

Robin Howlett got it. Today's answer is Linkage!

How did you get it Robin?

Ciarán said...

thank god... now i can go eat!! :) well done robin!

tencentcielo said...

Robin probably went trainer by trainer on the Hall of Fam web site. :-)

(At least i did. But i started from the BOTTOM.)

Good Job Robin!

Brian Zipse said...

In 1982, he suprisingly skipped the Derby, and was 1-2 in the Preakness. Linkage ran 2nd that day, and was favored in the Belmont, but was badly beaten in the slop by Conquistador Cielo (who was an earlier guess.)

Robin Howlett said...

Kind of embarrassing when I'm up against such educated racing fans.

I search Google for "preakness odds-on favorites".

In one result's content, I saw the line "...Not too flattering as Easy Goer, Swale and Linkage all failed to hit the wire first...".

I knew of course the first two, but never heard of Linkage. Another quick Google search ("linkage (horse) preakness") leads me to an article from May 14th, 1982 in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette describing how Derby winner Gato del Sol won't be facing the rested Linkage, explaining to me how a Derby non-runner could be Preakness favorite.

A final Google search ('linkage "gato del sol"') and I see Linkage had beaten GDS before; that ticked enough clue-boxes to enter the quiz :D

All in all, took about 5 minutes. Sorry everyone :S

Brian Zipse said...

LOL, and...it was as easy as that!

Robin, big congratulations! Wear your Who Am I ??? crown proudly, and come back next week to try to defend.

Robin Howlett said...

Thanks! I will wear this proudly. I will also fully expect to be dethroned next week.

Unless you focus on "Irish Novice hurdlers from the early 1990s". Then I might be in with a squeak.

Ciarán said...

if ur gonna do Robin's suggestion for next week..i'm guessin Montelado right now!!

Brian Zipse said...

LOL...you never know!