March 2019

Triple Crown Near Misses: Bold Venture Bows a Tendon

    Bold Venture (1933-1958) was lightly regarded in the Kentucky Derby, not having one a single stakes race en route to the Run for the Roses. In today’s Race for the Kentucky Derby, he wouldn’t even be considered for a spot in the field, but in 1936, owners could enter their horse if they nominated him or her. This was the case with Bold Venture, who went off at odds of 20-1. He was being ridden by Ira “Babe” Hanford, an… Read MoreTriple Crown Near Misses: Bold Venture Bows a Tendon »