Bimelech was a freight train heading straight for the Kentucky Derby, and it seemed like nothing could stop him; undefeated in eight starts, he had won six straight en route to the 1939 Two-Year-Old Champion Male Horse of the Year. However, some bad decisions -both on and off the track – kept him from becoming […]
Sometimes, horses fail to win the Triple Crown because of injury, bad luck or even lost paperwork. With Johnstown, it was Mother Nature.
Six other horses dared to challenge Spectacular Bid in the Flamingo Stakes, and some trainers admitted they were running for the $29,800 check for second place. The morning of the race was hot and humid, with a little rain in the forecast. Bid’s jockey, Ron Franklin, was nervous, his first ride since the disastrous Florida […]