[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…Read more
15 Minutes with Clayton Gray, The Man from Dominion City
[caption id="attachment_6951" align="alignnone" width="780"] Clayton Gray's first win as trainer. Tedders. July 25, 1964.[/caption] by Bob Gates What can I say? Those of you who know Clayton Gray will see the humour in the title of this week's blog story. Let's face it; you are more likely to see pigs fly than have a 15…Read more
Hey Good Lookin’, Attractive or Handsome?
[caption id="attachment_6055" align="alignright" width="780"] Major Enterprise retires. Ken Hendricks up[/caption] by Bob Gates Another Manitoba Derby is in the books and congratulations go out to winner Inside Straight and his connections! What a fine looking beast he is! And that got me to thinking about "lookers" from days gone by. Talk about walking into a…Read more
Remembering Turn to Rule, the little blazed-faced chestnut, that could
[caption id="attachment_3333" align="alignright" width="270"] Turn To Rule in the Winner's Circle at ASD with Linda Wedge. July 20, 1980. Larry Bird up.[/caption] by Bob Turn to Rule's Jockey Club registration papers described his distinctive blaze as "a large irregular star and connected stripe," but what really differentiated the multiple stakes winner from so many of…Read more