Monthly Archives: July 2011

Round Table, 1958

Charles Hatton on 1958 Horse of the Year Round Table from the 1959 American Racing Manual. ————————————————————————————————————– Excellence, in any competition, stirs the emotions. The racegoing public’s response to performers of unusual talent ranges from a grudging acknowledgment in those … Continue reading

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Damascus, Fourth Generation

Last week featured Charles Hatton’s description of 1967 Horse of the Year Damascus from the 1968 American Racing Manual. Now let us turn our attention to Damascus as a name in more current pedigrees, specifically in the fourth generation of … Continue reading

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Damascus, 1967

Charles Hatton on 1967 Horse of the Year Damascus from the 1968 American Racing Manual. —————————————————————————————————- Horse of the Year honors are the ultimate order of merit in American racing. The voters hailed Mrs. Edith Bancroft’s Damascus the 1967 champion … Continue reading

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Sir Gaylord, Fourth Generation

Last week featured Charles Hatton’s description of Sir Gaylord from the 1962-1963 American Racing Manuals. Now let us turn our attention to Sir Gaylord as a name in more current pedigrees, specifically in the fourth generation of all weanlings, yearlings, … Continue reading

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Sir Gaylord, 1961-1962

The first part of this post is Charles Hatton’s description of Sir Gaylord, one of the leading two-year-olds of 1961, from the 1962 American Racing Manual. ——————————————————————————————————— Sir Gaylord enjoyed a certain vogue and was compared with Jaipur and the … Continue reading

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Never Bend, Fourth Generation

Last week featured Charles Hatton’s description of 1962 champion two-year-old Never Bend from the 1963 American Racing Manual. Now let us turn our attention to Never Bend as a name in more current pedigrees, specifically in the fourth generation of … Continue reading

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