Only three horses dared to compete against Spectacular Bid in the San Fernando Stakes on Saturday, January 19, 1980. However, it had rained all week, and trainer Bud Delp considered scratching Bid if the rains continued. But the track was in good condition when race time came around.
In his first race of 1980, the Malibu Stakes on January 5, Spectacular Bid ran away from the field, beating Flying Paster by 5 lengths.
Spectacular Bid: The Last Superhorse of the Twentieth Century, is set to be released September 1, 2019 by the University Press of Kentucky! We are still working on a cover but will reveal that closer to the release date. Right now I’m going over edits made by my editor, and working with the marketing team on a strategy. Stay tuned!