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Phenom to Journeyman: The Riding Life of Bill Boland
Phenom to Journeyman: The Riding Life of Bill Boland

2019-04-24T18:00:23.000ZVance Hanson

For almost seven decades, Bill Boland has been able to call himself a winner of the Kentucky Derby. The Hall of Fame jockey recently looked back on his career and his stories are priceless.
Among the Giant's killers, Beau Purple was best
Among the Giant's killers, Beau Purple was best

2015-03-20T19:34:55.000ZVance Hanson

Hall of Fame trainer Allen Jerkens, who died this week at 85, is best remembered for defeating great champions rather than training them. Indeed, only one in his plethora of stakes winners – Sky Beauty in 1994 – ever topped a year-end poll as divisio ...
Genesis of a Triple Crown drought: Spectacular Bid & the 1979 Belmont Stakes
Genesis of a Triple Crown drought: Spectacular Bid & the 1979 Belmont Stakes

2014-06-10T13:07:28.000ZTwinSpires Staff

The 36-year streak of Triple Crown futility dates back to unquestionably one of the greatest racers in history, the mighty Spectacular Bid. Coming into the 1979 Belmont Stakes, the Triple Crown had been captured three different times in the last s ...

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