Spectacular Bid Walkover in Woodward Stakes

Spectacular Bid: The Last Superhorse of the Twentieth Century

    In Fall 2019, the University Press of Kentucky will publish a book by Peter Lee on the champion racehorse Spectacular Bid, the winner of the 1979¬†Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes.¬† The book chronicles the life of one of the most underrated racehorses in history, as well as the horse’s colorful cast of characters.  

    First Belmont Stakes a Ruthless One

      The history of the Belmont Stakes goes back more than 150 years, making it the oldest of the Triple Crown races. And it all started with a filly. Her name was Ruthless, and she was born in 1864, when the North and South were in the middle of a long, drawn-out civil war.¬† She was New-York bred, with her sire bearing the name of the great Eclipse; too bad his record didn’t show it, with only five wins in nine… Read MoreFirst Belmont Stakes a Ruthless One »