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Juan and Peter Island. Sometimes grooms love their horses. Alot.

Juan and Peter Island. Sometimes grooms love their horses. Alot.

1919: The storied racehorse Man O'War lost his only race to the unknown Upset at Saratoga Legendary thoroughbred Man O'War is led back to the barn by his lifetime caretaker and groom, Will Harbut, after morning exercise in Lexington, KY., Nov. 25, 1939. Man O'War, winner of 20 of his 21 starts, and Harbut both died within a month of each other in 1947.  (AP Photo/PS) ORG XMIT: APHS113

1919: The storied racehorse Man O'War lost his only race to the unknown Upset at Saratoga Legendary thoroughbred Man O'War is led back to the barn by his lifetime caretaker and groom, Will Harbut, after morning exercise in Lexington, KY., Nov. 25, 1939. Man O'War, winner of 20 of his 21 starts, and Harbut both died within a month of each other in 1947. (AP Photo/PS) ORG XMIT: APHS113

Secretariat & Eddie Sweat saying goodbye at Claiborne Farms upon Big Red's retirement.

Secretariat & Eddie Sweat saying goodbye at Claiborne Farms upon Big Red's retirement.

Man O War  and longtime groom Will Harbut THE VAULT: Horse racing past and present

A KENTUCKY DERBY GAZETTE

Man O War and longtime groom Will Harbut THE VAULT: Horse racing past and present

Round Table at Claiborne - this champion son of Princequillo could run on grass or dirt. A leading sire, his son Poker was broodmare sire to Seattle Slew and Silver Charm.  The great Wise Dan has two lines going back to him, as well as two lines to Secretariat, a grandson of Princequillo who could also run on anything. Maybe these four lines going back to Princequillo through those two great champions give Wise Dan his versatility?

Round Table at Claiborne - this champion son of Princequillo could run on grass or dirt. A leading sire, his son Poker was broodmare sire to Seattle Slew and Silver Charm. The great Wise Dan has two lines going back to him, as well as two lines to Secretariat, a grandson of Princequillo who could also run on anything. Maybe these four lines going back to Princequillo through those two great champions give Wise Dan his versatility?

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith about to work a horse for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert.

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Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith about to work a horse for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert.

Jockey Eddie Acaro    5 time Kentucky Derby winner and 2 time Triple Crown winner.    Google Image Result for http://www.spiletta.com/UTHOF/kelso2.jpg

Jockey Eddie Acaro 5 time Kentucky Derby winner and 2 time Triple Crown winner. Google Image Result for http://www.spiletta.com/UTHOF/kelso2.jpg

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