Tag Archives: Frank Licata

The Greatest Race That Never Was

[caption id="attachment_11846" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Man O' War. How good was he?[/caption] by Bob Gates For as long as most of us can remember, the first Saturday in May is reserved for the Kentucky Derby, but not this year. The "Run for the Roses" was rescheduled to the fall because of COVID-19. You just knew NBC…
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Honest Onyx and Exclusive Gold: The dead-heat twins that made history at Assiniboia Downs

[caption id="attachment_4349" align="alignright" width="270"] Exclusive Gold (left) and Honest Onyx, with trainers Les Simms and Jeff Schindler.[/caption] by Bob Today's flashback in history recalls the 1994 rivalry between Honest Onyx and Exclusive Gold. Robert Ripley, creator of Ripley's Believe It or Not, would have loved this one. Imagine two thoroughbreds so evenly matched that after…
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