Tag Archives: 1982

Ponies, politicians and a princess — the day the Downs went dark

[caption id="attachment_3658" align="alignright" width="270"] Michael Gobuty, Adrienne Gobuty and Hazel Wright[/caption] by Bob Talk of ponies and a princess evokes thoughts of a fairytale. Insert politicians and it becomes a nightmare. Thirty-two years have passed since one fateful day in July 1982, but it's a blemish on track history is difficult to forget. It was…
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1982 Golden Boy Stakes Winner De Cat was a “Great Horse”

by Bob [caption id="attachment_571" align="alignright" width="300" caption="De Cat wins 1982 Golden Boy Stakes"][/caption] This week’s featured stakes race is the 36th running of the $30,000 Golden Boy, which pits the undefeated Balooga Bull against four rival 3-year-olds going six furlongs. Should Balooga Bull win the Golden Boy, which goes as the third race on Friday,…
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