July 28, 2010

Who Am I ???

*I was owned and bred by a powerful American farm / racing stable, but was not bred in Kentucky.

*My dam is more well known than my sire, and I had some impressive siblings.

*I was far from the only champion for my trainer, whose success ran in the family.

*Five different jockeys rode me on racedays, all of them have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.

*I won more than half of my starts and never once finished out of the money.

*My only attempt at Saratoga ended with a disappointing 3rd place finish as an odds-on favorite..

*My stakes wins were evenly split between my juvenile and sophomore seasons.

*Many of my most important wins occurred in New York, but my richest victory was in New Jersey.

*My career was cut short by injury, but I still managed to be a two-time champion.

*I have one major thing in common with the horse who was the answer to last week‘s Who Am I ???

*Unfortunately, I was beaten by a head in my final career start, losing to a Belmont winner.

You should know by now … Who Am I ???

33 comments:

c t coleman said...

stardom bound?

Brian Zipse said...

Sorry, it is not Stardom Bound.

Barb said...

Lady's Secret?

Brian Zipse said...

No, not Lady's Secret.

Michael said...

Round Table?

Silent Sunday said...

Van Landingham

Michael said...

Oops. Added wrong. He was 56 for 66, not 66 for 6.

C T Coleman said...

EASY GOer

Brian Zipse said...

Round Table is incorrect, as is Vanlandigham.

Brian Zipse said...

Sorry, Easy Goer is not the answer.

Michael said...

Kalanisi?

Michael said...

High Chaparral?

Brian Zipse said...

Sorry champ, I have to give a NO to Kalanisi.

Brian Zipse said...

High Chaparral is not a winner.

C T Coleman said...

Technology?

Brian Zipse said...

Technology ran big in the Haskell one year, but he is not tonight's answer.

tencentcielo said...

Go for Wand?

C T Coleman said...

Arson Squad?

Brian Zipse said...

No, it is not Go For Wand.

Brian Zipse said...

Arson Squad is incorrect.

tencentcielo said...

Bowl of Flowers

C T Coleman said...

diamond stripes?

Brian Zipse said...

Ding, ding, ding!!!

Bowl of Flowers it is! Way to go Tencentcielo!!!

Rachel said...

Geez I was going to say Bowl of Flowers, but didn't think that was right.

Michael said...

I never had a chance at that one! Great job.

Brian Zipse said...

Tell us what gave it away, Tencentcielo...

chiefdave said...

another good one

tencentcielo said...

"Dual Champion" + "stakes wins evenly split between two & three" = Was champion at two AND three = x

(This is where i guessed Go For Wand)

x + "One major thing in common with last week's Who Am I??? horse" = (x + Bowl) or (x + Game)

There wasn't any horse who fit with "Game" in the title, but there was with Bowl.

I kind of got lucky, because i started with fillies, otherwise I would have had to gone through the colts first.

Brian Zipse said...

Solid, very solid! Congrats, you have become the horse, I mean man, to beat.

Anonymous said...

Brian
I question your first two clues.
I think Sailor stood in Kentucky and maybe Bowl Of Flowers might have been dropped in Virginia she was probably bred in Kentucky.

In 1956 Sailor was Saturday's Hero. Beat Nashua at Gulfstream and then came north for the John B. Campbell at Bowie where he won again after having an unbelievable 6f work the week of the race. I've got him down as one of the best ever despite a very short career.
RG

Brian Zipse said...

The clues are good ... Bowl of Flowers was bred in Virginia, as was her dam, Flower Bowl. Brookmeade was a very powerful stable in those days, located in Upperville, Virginia. Sailor was a very good racehorse, winning 6 stakes in 21 races, but all I said was Flower Bowl is more well known, and she is. A very good racehorse, she was a great broodmare, producing His Majesty and Graustark, besides Bowl of Flowers. She also is well known for the big turf race which is named after her.

Anonymous said...

Brian
Sailor stood in Kentucky.
Flower Bowl is buried in Kentucky.
From The Jockey Club...

Bowl Of Flowers
Chestnut mare
Foaled April 15,1958 in Kentucky
16 starts
Black type winner

Brookemeade was located in Kentucky before Mrs. Sloan ever opened up in Virginia.

RG

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