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Hall of Horses-The Posters On Milkdud's Stable

7/25/2006

If you’re learning to love the ponies, you need to know the greats. Below are some thoroughbreds to appreciate. If Newsvine gets really big maybe Milkdud's share of the revenues will match some of these studs:



If you’re learning to love the ponies, you need to know the greats. Below are some thoroughbreds to appreciate. If Newsvine gets really big maybe Milkdud's share of the revenues will match some of these studs:

SECRETARIAT 1970-1980
To paraphrase the immortal words of AC/DC, Secretariat was a fast machine, he kept his motor clean he was the best damn horse the world has ever seen. New Brunswick bred jockey Ron Turcotte rode Secretariat to Triple Crown glory in 1973.

STARTS 21 WINS 16 SECONDS 3 THIRDS 1 EARNINGS $1,316,808




SEABISCUIT 1933-1947
A runty, undersized castoff who was turned into a record breaking champion and later a schmaltzy movie that can make grown men cry. A Depression era icon who transcended his sport, a grandson of Man’o’War.


STARTS 89 WINS 33 SECONDS 15 THIRDS 13 EARNINGS $437,730


NORTHERN DANCER 1961-1990
Born on a farm in Oshawa, this charismatic Canadian colt won seven of nine races in 1964 including the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Queensplate at Woodbine. After retiring from racing Dancer earned a reputation as the greatest stud of the 20th century siring 635 foals.


STARTS 18 WINS 14 SECONDS 2 THIRDS 2 EARNINGS $580,737


MAN o’ WAR 1917-1947
Nicknamed “Big Red,” Man o’ War was a powerful strapping chestnut stallion. He won his first six races and his last 14. On an off-day a lucky horse named Upset beat Man o’ War to the wire.


STARTS 21 WINS 20 SECONDS 1 THIRDS 0 EARNINGS $249,465


WAR ADMIRAL 1934-1959
Hot tempered and fleet hooved, War Admiral was one wild horse. His three-year old season was flawless, a perfect eight for eight sweep including the Kentucky Derby, the Belmont Stakes, and the Preakness—horse racing’s triple crown.

STARTS 26 WINS 21 SECONDS 3 THIRDS 1 EARNINGS $273,240

Copyright © Mike Dojc, 2006

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